There are schools offering criminal justice degrees in Iowa!
Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Iowa
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Approximately 2.3% of graduates in of Iowa receive criminal justice degrees every year. That means an estimated 2,573 criminal justice professionals graduate from Iowa's 34 criminal justice schools each year.
Dordt College, which is located in Sioux Center, is the top-ranked school in Iowa that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 36th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Dordt College graduated 4 students from its criminal justice program. The tuition rate at Dordt College was $23,180 per year.
Buena Vista University, which was ranked 43rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Iowa that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Storm Lake. In 2010, Buena Vista University graduated 53 students from its criminal justice program. The tuition rate at Buena Vista University was $26,306 per year.
Grand View University, which is located in Des Moines, is the third-ranked school in Iowa that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 48th in the country in 2010. 20 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from Grand View University in 2010. Tuition at Grand View University was $20,292 per year.
If you choose to attend a Iowa criminal justice school, average tuition will be $13,932 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,120 per year to $26,837 per year. The Iowa criminal justice schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- Simpson College - located in Indianola, students are charged $26,837 per year
- Buena Vista University - located in Storm Lake, students are charged $26,306 per year
- Loras College - located in Dubuque, students are charged $26,275 per year
The lowest tuition rates at Iowa criminal justice schools were charged at the following schools:
- Indian Hills Community College - located in Ottumwa, students are charged $3,120 per year
- Western Iowa Tech Community College - located in Sioux City, students are charged $3,204 per year
- Eastern Iowa Community College District - located in Davenport, students are charged $3,540 per year
A criminal justice degree from an Iowa school... what next?
Many Iowa criminal justice graduates become a special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and paralegal. 11,840 criminal justice professionals were working in Iowa in 2010. Of these, 3,240 were correctional officers. In addition, 460 were special agents, and 70 were private detectives. The following counties have the largest number of Iowa criminal justice professionals:
- Dallas County - 3,240 criminal justice professionals
- Appanoose County - 1,760 criminal justice professionals
- Scott County - 1,660 criminal justice professionals
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 14,000 criminal justice professionals will be working in Iowa. This would require the number of criminal justice professional to grow by 13%.
criminal justice professionals in Iowa make an average of $38,025 per year. In 2010, however, some Iowa criminal justice professional earned as little as less than $15,920 per year or as much as more than $119,320 per year. Criminal justice professionals in the following Iowa counties make the highest salaries on average:
- Dallas County - $50,860 per year
- Benton County - $49,017 per year
- Woodbury County - $47,663 per year
The Iowa counties with the lowest average salary for criminal justice professionals are:
- Johnson County - $29,355 per year
- Adair County - $31,525 per year
- Story County - $31,930 per year
The criminal justice professionals with highest average salaries in Iowa were:
- Special Agent - $66,360 per year
- Private Detective - $52,060 per year
- Correctional Officer - $42,790 per year
The criminal justice professionals with lowest average salaries in Iowa were:
- Security Guard - $24,540 per year
- Bailiff - per year
For more data regarding a career in criminal justice in Iowa and to compare salaries with various related fields such as criminology or forensic science, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice in Iowa
- Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in Iowa
- Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in Iowa
- Certificate in Criminal Justice in Iowa
Want to study at your own time and pace?
Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!View Online Schools
Featured Online Schools
|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|6,313 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute||Cedar Rapids||IA||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|6,253 miles from location||Kaplan University-Davenport Campus||Davenport||IA||25.6872||n/a||71,011|
|6,235 miles from location||Ashford University||Clinton||IA||25.2891||49%||46,835|
|6,304 miles from location||University of Iowa||Iowa City||IA||41.0192||32%||28,987|
|6,411 miles from location||Des Moines Area Community College||Ankeny||IA||20.0292||n/a||22,324|
|6,310 miles from location||Kirkwood Community College||Cedar Rapids||IA||15.8032||n/a||18,254|
|6,255 miles from location||Eastern Iowa Community College District||Davenport||IA||17.5378||n/a||8,480|
|6,344 miles from location||Hawkeye Community College||Waterloo||IA||19.0386||n/a||6,321|
|6,439 miles from location||Iowa Central Community College||Fort Dodge||IA||21.4451||n/a||5,905|
|6,548 miles from location||Western Iowa Tech Community College||Sioux City||IA||18.6955||n/a||5,829|
|6,316 miles from location||Upper Iowa University||Fayette||IA||20.0876||31%||5,774|
|6,350 miles from location||Indian Hills Community College||Ottumwa||IA||19.8417||n/a||5,137|
|6,286 miles from location||Southeastern Community College||West Burlington||IA||15.5796||n/a||3,754|
|6,255 miles from location||Saint Ambrose University||Davenport||IA||30.2407||29%||3,729|
|6,383 miles from location||North Iowa Area Community College||Mason City||IA||19.7011||n/a||3,729|
|6,468 miles from location||Iowa Lakes Community College||Estherville||IA||21.6657||n/a||3,201|
|6,490 miles from location||Buena Vista University||Storm Lake||IA||57.471||27%||2,647|
|6,431 miles from location||Graceland University-Lamoni||Lamoni||IA||24.8571||42%||2,357|
|6,375 miles from location||Marshalltown Community College||Marshalltown||IA||15.1979||n/a||2,156|
|6,411 miles from location||Grand View University||Des Moines||IA||51.9032||36%||2,039|
|6,410 miles from location||Simpson College||Indianola||IA||29.8389||34%||2,025|
|6,260 miles from location||University of Dubuque||Dubuque||IA||21.391||41%||1,718|
|6,310 miles from location||Mount Mercy University||Cedar Rapids||IA||30.8962||53%||1,666|
|6,260 miles from location||Loras College||Dubuque||IA||30.0342||18%||1,567|
|6,536 miles from location||Dordt College||Sioux Center||IA||64.1148||43%||1,322|
|6,391 miles from location||Ellsworth Community College||Iowa Falls||IA||16.7544||n/a||1,174|
|6,552 miles from location||Briar Cliff University||Sioux City||IA||20.5017||n/a||1,158|
|6,306 miles from location||Iowa Wesleyan College||Mount Pleasant||IA||15.3563||18%||858|
|6,313 miles from location||Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus||Cedar Rapids||IA||17.1186||n/a||851|
|6,350 miles from location||Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus||Cedar Falls||IA||15.6312||n/a||791|
|6,420 miles from location||Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus||Urbandale||IA||15.697||n/a||641|
|6,388 miles from location||Kaplan University-Mason City Campus||Mason City||IA||19.0633||n/a||457|
|6,528 miles from location||Kaplan University-Council Bluffs Campus||Council Bluffs||IA||5.8753||n/a||332|
|6,420 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute||Clive||IA||8.11462||100%||186|
Curious what studying Criminal Justice gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Iowa
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Security Guards +||6,510||$24,540||6.2%|
|Correctional Officers and Jailers +||3,240||$42,790||-5.5%|
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants +||1,490||$42,400||24.2%|
|Detectives and Criminal Investigators +||460||$66,360||31.4%|
|Private Detectives and Investigators +||70||$52,060||-66.7%|
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