Criminal Justice in Maryland

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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Maryland


Each year, approximately 0.7% of Maryland graduates receive degrees in criminal justice. In other words, every year an estimated 924 criminal justice professionals graduate from Maryland's 25 criminal justice schools.

Top Schools

Stevenson University, which was ranked 41st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maryland that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Stevenson. no students graduated with a degree in criminal justice from Stevenson University in 2010. Tuition at Stevenson University was $22,090 per year.

Frostburg State University, which is located in Frostburg, is the second-ranked school in Maryland that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 36 students graduated from Frostburg State University criminal justice program. The tuition rate at Frostburg State University was $6,904 per year.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, which is located in Princess Anne, is the third-ranked school in Maryland that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 51st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 56 students graduated from University of Maryland Eastern Shore criminal justice program. The tuition rate at University of Maryland Eastern Shore was $6,305 per year.

Cost

Criminal justice schools in Maryland, charge students an average tuition of $5,004 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $22,090 per year, or as little as $2,334 per year. In 2010, the criminal justice schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maryland were:

  1. Stevenson University - located in Stevenson, students are charged $22,090 per year
  2. Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus - located in Hagerstown, students are charged $15,103 per year
  3. Sojourner-Douglass College - located in Baltimore, students are charged $7,920 per year

The criminal justice schools in Maryland that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Wor-Wic Community College - located in Salisbury, students are charged $2,334 per year
  2. Hagerstown Community College - located in Hagerstown, students are charged $2,716 per year
  3. Carroll Community College - located in Westminster, students are charged $2,899 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs criminal justice graduates in Maryland pursue include special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and transit police officer. If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Maryland, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 44,230 Maryland criminal justice professional as of 2010. This number includes 10,420 correctional officers, 1,460 special agents, and 1,130 private detectives. The Maryland counties with the largest populations of criminal justice professional are:

  1. Anne Arundel County - 25,290 criminal justice professionals
  2. Frederick County - 5,910 criminal justice professionals
  3. Allegany County - 1,490 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals in the state of Maryland will grow to 50,310. This would require a 11% growth in the field.

Salary

criminal justice professionals in Maryland earn $47,070 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Criminal justice professional in Maryland had varying salaries from $16,840 to $133,540 per year in 2010. The following counties in Maryland have the highest average salaries for criminal justice professionals:

  1. Frederick County - $51,592 per year
  2. Anne Arundel County - $48,285 per year
  3. Caroline County - $41,853 per year

On average, criminal justice professionals earn the least in the following Maryland counties:

  1. Allegany County - $35,360 per year
  2. Somerset County - $35,430 per year
  3. St. Mary's County - $35,850 per year

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

  1. Special Agent - $85,160 per year
  2. Paralegal - $50,930 per year
  3. Correctional Officer - $45,320 per year

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

  1. Bailiff - $33,050 per year
  2. Security Guard - $30,940 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security Guards 25,010 $30,940 12.9%
2
Correctional Officers and Jailers 10,420 $45,320 6.2%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 5,790 $50,930 32.5%
4
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,460 $85,160 65.9%
5
Private Detectives and Investigators 1,130 $41,320 34.5%
6
Bailiffs 350 $33,050 -45.3%
7
Transit and Railroad Police 70 $42,770
 

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