Criminal Justice in Kansas

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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Kansas


Each year, approximately 0.6% of Kansas graduates receive degrees in criminal justice. In other words, every year an estimated 551 criminal justice professionals graduate from Kansas' 33 criminal justice schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kansas with a criminal justice program is Southwestern College, which is located in Winfield. In 2010, it was ranked 46th nationwide. In 2010, Southwestern College graduated 68 students from its criminal justice program. Students at Southwestern College paid $20,656 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Kansas with a criminal justice program is Newman University, which is located in Wichita. In 2010, it was ranked 47th nationwide. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Newman University criminal justice program. Students at Newman University paid $20,712 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Kansas with a criminal justice program is Pittsburg State University, which is located in Pittsburg. In 2010, it was ranked 69th nationwide. In 2010, Pittsburg State University graduated 14 students from its criminal justice programs. Students at Pittsburg State University paid $4,848 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Kansas' criminal justice schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,189 per year, though tuition can range from $20,712 per year to $1,980 per year. The Kansas criminal justice schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Newman University - located in Wichita, students are charged $20,712 per year
  2. Southwestern College - located in Winfield, students are charged $20,656 per year
  3. MidAmerica Nazarene University - located in Olathe, students are charged $20,250 per year

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

  1. Kansas City Kansas Community College - located in Kansas City, students are charged $1,980 per year
  2. Independence Community College - located in Independence, students are charged $2,080 per year
  3. Allen County Community College - located in Iola, students are charged $2,080 per year

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

criminal justice graduates in Kansas can go into a variety of professions such as special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and paralegal. Kansas had 12,700 criminal justice professionals in 2010. 4,050 of these criminal justice professionals were correctional officers, 880 were special agents, and 140 were private detectives. The Kansas counties with the largest populations of criminal justice professional are:

  1. Allen County - 2,550 criminal justice professionals
  2. Butler County - 2,000 criminal justice professionals
  3. Jackson County - 1,750 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Kansas will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 15,270 criminal justice professionals working in Kansas. The greatest growth for criminal justice professional is predicted to be amongst Paralegals, who are expected to increase by 25% by 2018.

Salary

On average, criminal justice professionals earn a salary of $32,327 per year in Kansas state. In 2010, however, some Kansas criminal justice professional earned as little as less than $15,740 per year or as much as more than $112,500 per year. Criminal justice professionals in the following Kansas counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Jackson County - $35,863 per year
  2. Allen County - $33,878 per year
  3. Butler County - $33,820 per year

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

  1. Geary County - $22,300 per year
  2. Douglas County - $33,540 per year
  3. Butler County - $33,820 per year

On average, the highest paid criminal justice professionals in Kansas were:

  1. Special Agent - $57,550 per year
  2. Paralegal - $43,490 per year
  3. Bailiff - $35,180 per year

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

  1. Security Guard - $25,340 per year
  2. Private Detective - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Kansas 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 Kansas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in Kansas
  • Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in Kansas
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice in Kansas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security Guards 5,930 $25,340 5.9%
2
Correctional Officers and Jailers 4,050 $32,400 -1.7%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,640 $43,490 0.6%
4
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 880 $57,550 17.3%
5
Private Detectives and Investigators 140 n/a 7.7%
6
Bailiffs 60 $35,180 20.0%
 

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