Criminal Justice in Arizona

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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Arizona


Approximately 1.7% of graduates in of Arizona receive criminal justice degrees every year. That means an estimated 3,740 criminal justice professionals graduate from Arizona's 40 criminal justice schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona that has a criminal justice program is Northern Arizona University. Northern Arizona University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Flagstaff. In 2010, no students graduated from Northern Arizona University's criminal justice program. Northern Arizona University charged in-state students $7,672 in tuition fees per year.

Prescott College, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Prescott. Tuition at Prescott College was $26,235 per year.

The third-ranked school in Arizona that has a criminal justice program is University of Phoenix-Online Campus. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which was ranked 49th in the country in 2010, is located in Phoenix. 1,800 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from University of Phoenix-Online Campus in 2010. Tuition at University of Phoenix-Online Campus was $11,520 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Arizona's criminal justice schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,075 per year, though tuition can range from $26,235 per year to $1,412 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona criminal justice schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  2. Argosy University-Phoenix - located in Phoenix, students are charged $19,812 per year
  3. Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division - located in Phoenix, students are charged $19,812 per year

The following Arizona criminal justice schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  3. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year

A criminal justice degree from an Arizona school... what next?

Many Arizona criminal justice graduates become a special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and paralegal. In 2010, there were 45,270 criminal justice professional working in Arizona, including 13,400 correctional officers, 5,230 special agents, and 450 private detectives. In Arizona, the largest numbers of criminal justice professional work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 30,220 criminal justice professionals
  2. Pima County - 3,250 criminal justice professionals
  3. Cochise County - 3,100 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to grow by 10% by 2018. There are projected to be 54,420 criminal justice professionals working in Arizona then. Of these 54,420 criminal justice professionals, the government predicts that 11,780 will be correctional officers, 6,360 will be special agents, and 660 will be private detectives.

Salary

On average, criminal justice professionals earn $42,877 per year. However, this number is only an average. Criminal justice professional in Arizona had varying salaries from $16,160 to $122,730 per year in 2010. Criminal justice professionals in the following Arizona counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Coconino County - $49,733 per year
  2. Cochise County - $45,760 per year
  3. Maricopa County - $45,422 per year

The following counties in Arizona have the lowest average salaries for criminal justice professional:

  1. Yavapai County - $32,765 per year
  2. Pima County - $33,615 per year
  3. Mohave County - $36,480 per year

The criminal justice professionals with highest average salaries in Arizona were:

  1. Special Agent - $71,560 per year
  2. Paralegal - $47,780 per year
  3. Correctional Officer - $40,850 per year

The criminal justice professionals with lowest average salaries in Arizona were:

  1. Bailiff - $33,510 per year
  2. Security Guard - $25,050 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in criminal justice. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as criminology or forensic science.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in Arizona
  • Doctoral Degree in Criminal Justice in Arizona
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,486 miles from location University of Phoenix-Online Campus Phoenix AZ 50.5302 n/a 291,070
7,481 miles from location Arizona State University Tempe AZ 43.2134 40% 68,064
7,443 miles from location University of Arizona Tucson AZ 39.7951 36% 38,767
7,445 miles from location Pima Community College Tucson AZ 14.0724 n/a 35,880
7,491 miles from location Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ 26.2344 38% 34,205
7,478 miles from location Mesa Community College Mesa AZ 13.2296 n/a 25,960
7,439 miles from location Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ 67.3157 19% 23,597
7,484 miles from location Rio Salado College Tempe AZ 21.6861 n/a 20,865
7,494 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale AZ 14.5633 n/a 20,154
7,489 miles from location Phoenix College Phoenix AZ 12.4906 n/a 12,164
7,476 miles from location Chandler/Gilbert Community College Chandler AZ 10.7366 n/a 11,058
7,477 miles from location Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale AZ 11.959 n/a 10,923
7,482 miles from location Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix AZ 11.9265 n/a 9,951
7,493 miles from location Yavapai College Prescott AZ 14.9939 n/a 8,276
7,642 miles from location Arizona Western College Yuma AZ 15.3094 n/a 7,984
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,503 miles from location Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale AZ 11.7243 n/a 7,202
7,473 miles from location Central Arizona College Coolidge AZ 21.3758 n/a 6,795
7,568 miles from location Mohave Community College Kingman AZ 10.6222 n/a 6,702
7,489 miles from location Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division Phoenix AZ n/a n/a 6,185
7,484 miles from location University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus Phoenix AZ 8.96636 n/a 5,531
7,381 miles from location Cochise College Douglas AZ 15.2807 n/a 4,739
7,489 miles from location Everest College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 25.6963 100% 4,688
7,359 miles from location Northland Pioneer College Holbrook AZ 8.71041 n/a 4,636
7,439 miles from location Coconino County Community College Flagstaff AZ 7.48753 n/a 3,981
7,489 miles from location Western International University Phoenix AZ 4.54356 n/a 2,927
7,439 miles from location University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus Tucson AZ 9.04499 n/a 2,170
7,492 miles from location Brookline College Phoenix AZ 18.1688 n/a 1,313
7,494 miles from location Prescott College Prescott AZ 55.3338 26% 1,119
7,489 miles from location Argosy University-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 1.18787 n/a 885
7,484 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Tempe Tempe AZ 22.0241 100% 840
7,487 miles from location Anthem College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 26.9595 n/a 816
7,439 miles from location Brookline College Tucson AZ 21.2246 n/a 638
7,470 miles from location Everest College-Mesa Mesa AZ 12.1415 89% 628
7,439 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Tucson Tucson AZ 15.5021 n/a 557
7,445 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Tucson Tucson AZ 13.0443 100% 494
7,474 miles from location Brookline College Tempe AZ 23.1069 n/a 379
0 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Phoenix AZ 10.032 100% 339
7,478 miles from location East Valley Institute of Technology Mesa AZ 34.1985 n/a 270
7,488 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ n/a n/a 216
 

Curious what studying Criminal Justice gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security Guards + 21,040 $25,050 -0.2%
2
Correctional Officers and Jailers + 13,400 $40,850 47.9%
3
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 5,230 $71,560 207.6%
4
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 4,940 $47,780 56.8%
5
Private Detectives and Investigators + 450 $38,510 -4.3%
6
Bailiffs + 210 $33,510 -36.4%
 

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