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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Georgia


Approximately 1.2% of graduates in of Georgia receive criminal justice degrees every year. Thus, Georgia's 72 criminal justice schools put out approximately 2,991 criminal justice professionals each year.

Top Schools

University of Georgia, which is located in Athens, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 15th in the country in 2010. 53 students graduated with a degree in criminal justice from University of Georgia in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.

The second-ranked school in Georgia with a criminal justice program is Georgia State University, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 32nd nationwide. In 2010, Georgia State University graduated 102 students from its criminal justice program. The tuition rate at Georgia State University was $8,698 per year.

Mercer University, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Macon. 40 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from Mercer University in 2010. Tuition at Mercer University was $30,560 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Georgia's criminal justice schools ranges from $30,560 per year to $1,863 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,438 per year. The Georgia criminal justice schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  2. Brenau University - located in Gainesville, students are charged $20,130 per year
  3. Argosy University-Atlanta - located in Atlanta, students are charged $19,812 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Georgia criminal justice schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  3. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year

A criminal justice degree from a Georgia school... what next?

Many Georgia criminal justice graduates become a special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and paralegal. 59,190 criminal justice professionals were working in Georgia in 2010. Of these, 17,680 were correctional officers. In addition, 4,750 were special agents, and 1,120 were private detectives. The following counties have the largest number of Georgia criminal justice professionals:

  1. Barrow County - 32,320 criminal justice professionals
  2. Appling County - 3,850 criminal justice professionals
  3. Burke County - 3,760 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Georgia will grow by 16%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 56,690 criminal justice professionals working in Georgia. The greatest growth for criminal justice professional is predicted to be amongst Paralegals, who are expected to increase by 30% by 2018.

Salary

On average, criminal justice professionals earn a salary of $36,190 per year in Georgia state. However, this number is only an average. Criminal justice professional in Georgia had varying salaries from $15,420 to $126,140 per year in 2010. The counties in Georgia with the highest average salary for criminal justice professionals are:

  1. Brantley County - $51,438 per year
  2. Bryan County - $44,255 per year
  3. Houston County - $43,283 per year

The Georgia counties with the lowest average salary for criminal justice professionals are:

  1. Bibb County - $29,535 per year
  2. Baldwin County - $30,228 per year
  3. Hall County - $30,695 per year

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

  1. Special Agent - $56,620 per year
  2. Paralegal - $48,910 per year
  3. Private Detective - $35,980 per year

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

  1. Security Guard - $24,340 per year
  2. Bailiff - $21,020 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in criminal justice and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in Georgia
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,896 miles from location Strayer University-Georgia Atlanta GA n/a n/a n/a
5,929 miles from location Miller-Motte Technical College Columbus GA n/a n/a n/a
5,845 miles from location University of Georgia Athens GA 84.6189 51% 34,885
5,902 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
5,915 miles from location Kennesaw State University Kennesaw GA 60.8852 56% 22,389
5,746 miles from location Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 32.9448 72% 19,086
5,704 miles from location South University-Savannah Savannah GA 17.3865 44% 13,179
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,911 miles from location Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta GA 11.9416 n/a 11,391
5,930 miles from location Columbus State University Columbus GA 24.244 61% 8,178
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,707 miles from location Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah GA 55.7086 61% 7,538
5,948 miles from location West Georgia Technical College Waco GA 14.9188 n/a 7,313
5,765 miles from location Augusta State University Augusta GA 51.0634 68% 7,061
5,858 miles from location Central Georgia Technical College Macon GA 13.7605 n/a 6,950
5,885 miles from location Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville GA 13.6957 n/a 6,649
5,833 miles from location Georgia College & State University Milledgeville GA 63.1655 48% 6,633
0 miles from location Clayton State University Morrow GA 21.8026 53% 6,587
5,949 miles from location Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome GA 15.91 n/a 5,994
5,882 miles from location North Georgia College & State University Dahlonega GA 27.7495 53% 5,652
5,704 miles from location Savannah Technical College Savannah GA 13.7948 n/a 5,483
5,895 miles from location Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin GA 18.387 n/a 5,185
5,843 miles from location Athens Technical College Athens GA 14.3033 n/a 5,167
5,766 miles from location Augusta Technical College Augusta GA 18.8263 n/a 5,028
5,894 miles from location Dekalb Technical College Clarkston GA 14.4911 n/a 4,742
5,880 miles from location Albany State University Albany GA 26.6919 38% 4,473
5,932 miles from location Columbus Technical College Columbus GA 11.0556 n/a 4,172
5,874 miles from location Lanier Technical College Oakwood GA 15.9689 n/a 4,115
5,882 miles from location Albany Technical College Albany GA 19.8403 n/a 3,962
5,904 miles from location Clark Atlanta University Atlanta GA 22.0674 18% 3,873
5,701 miles from location Savannah State University Savannah GA 17.8643 n/a 3,820
5,826 miles from location Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta GA 12.9737 n/a 3,585
5,901 miles from location Bainbridge College Bainbridge GA 14.7401 65% 3,558
5,869 miles from location Fort Valley State University Fort Valley GA 21.9471 40% 3,553
5,856 miles from location Middle Georgia Technical College Warner Robins GA 18.4993 n/a 3,543
5,843 miles from location Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton GA 20.9039 87% 3,327
5,722 miles from location College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick GA 6.56276 n/a 3,080
5,857 miles from location North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville GA 25.3614 n/a 2,865
5,858 miles from location Piedmont College Demorest GA 22.0766 30% 2,811
5,872 miles from location Brenau University Gainesville GA 54.8741 12% 2,760
5,901 miles from location Argosy University-Atlanta Atlanta GA 1.50283 n/a 2,697
5,887 miles from location South Georgia Technical College Americus GA 22.0327 n/a 2,562
5,748 miles from location Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro GA 16.8119 n/a 2,419
5,856 miles from location Moultrie Technical College White House GA 18.4235 n/a 2,407
5,901 miles from location American InterContinental University Atlanta GA 16.6288 100% 2,050
5,780 miles from location Southeastern Technical College Vidalia GA 16.8823 n/a 1,972
5,814 miles from location Heart of Georgia Technical College Dublin GA 17.5704 n/a 1,815
5,775 miles from location Okefenokee Technical College Waycross GA 16.723 n/a 1,734
5,866 miles from location Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville GA 14.2445 n/a 1,721
5,900 miles from location University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus Atlanta GA 8.56179 n/a 1,568
5,749 miles from location Altamaha Technical College Jesup GA 22.7917 n/a 1,551
5,903 miles from location Bauder College Atlanta GA 13.6509 n/a 1,499
5,832 miles from location Georgia Military College-Milledgeville Campus Milledgeville GA 17.1356 n/a 1,406
5,769 miles from location Georgia Military College-Augusta Campus Augusta GA 13.1817 n/a 1,258
5,769 miles from location University of Phoenix-Augusta Campus Augusta GA 4.41125 n/a 1,165
5,914 miles from location Reinhardt University Waleska GA 23.6514 30% 1,123
5,826 miles from location Georgia Military College-Valdosta Campus Valdosta GA 12.6052 n/a 1,113
5,853 miles from location Georgia Military College-Warner Robins Campus Warner Robins GA 14.6501 n/a 1,057
5,932 miles from location University of Phoenix-Columbus Georgia Campus Columbus GA 7.87898 n/a 1,049
5,867 miles from location Thomas University Thomasville GA 31.13 n/a 973
5,901 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Atlanta Atlanta GA 7.58458 n/a 868
5,911 miles from location Georgia Military College-Atlanta Campus Fairburn GA 13.7752 n/a 690
5,902 miles from location Westwood College-Atlanta Midtown Atlanta GA 2.95808 n/a 675
5,707 miles from location University of Phoenix-Savannah Campus Savannah GA 3.55339 n/a 668
5,891 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Duluth Duluth GA 17.8573 100% 666
5,905 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Atlanta Atlanta GA 11.0395 100% 609
5,901 miles from location Herzing University Atlanta GA 18.242 100% 609
5,908 miles from location Lincoln College of Technology Marietta GA 16.6114 n/a 580
5,915 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Kennesaw Kennesaw GA 13.4819 100% 507
5,895 miles from location Westwood College-Northlake Atlanta GA 3.32948 n/a 490
5,919 miles from location Andrew College Cuthbert GA 14.991 41% 229
5,930 miles from location Georgia Military College-Columbus Campus Columbus GA 8.32246 n/a 197
 

Curious what studying Criminal Justice gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security Guards + 27,220 $24,340 3.8%
2
Correctional Officers and Jailers + 17,680 $30,270 6.1%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 7,580 $48,910 26.8%
4
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 4,750 $56,620 27.7%
5
Private Detectives and Investigators + 1,120 $35,980 67.2%
6
Bailiffs + 840 $21,020 12.0%
 

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