Criminal Justice in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Minnesota


Each year, approximately 1.2% of Minnesota graduates receive degrees in criminal justice. In other words, every year an estimated 2,158 criminal justice professionals graduate from Minnesota's 53 criminal justice schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a criminal justice program is Hamline University. Hamline University, which was ranked 35th in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Paul. 23 students graduated with a degree in criminal justice from Hamline University in 2010. The tuition rate at Hamline University was $30,489 per year.

Concordia University-Saint Paul, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, 55 students graduated from Concordia University-Saint Paul criminal justice program. Tuition at Concordia University-Saint Paul was $27,400 per year.

University of Minnesota-Crookston, which is located in Crookston, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 46th in the country in 2010. 0 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from University of Minnesota-Crookston in 2010. University of Minnesota-Crookston charged in-state students $10,623 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Criminal justice schools in Minnesota, charge students an average tuition of $11,664 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,493 per year, or as little as $4,430 per year. In 2010, the following Minnesota criminal justice schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of St Thomas - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,493 per year
  2. Hamline University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,489 per year
  3. Concordia University-Saint Paul - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $27,400 per year

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

  1. Leech Lake Tribal College - located in Cass Lake, students are charged $4,430 per year
  2. Hennepin Technical College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,630 per year
  3. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College - located in Cloquet, students are charged $4,770 per year

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

Special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and paralegal are the professions of choice for a majority of criminal justice graduates in Minnesota. Minnesota had 22,170 criminal justice professionals in 2010. 4,960 of these criminal justice professionals were correctional officers, 1,280 were special agents, and 1,280 were private detectives. The largest populations of Minnesota criminal justice professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 15,080 criminal justice professionals
  2. Brown County - 1,230 criminal justice professionals
  3. Carlton County - 1,140 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Minnesota will grow by 11%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 28,130 criminal justice professionals working in Minnesota. The greatest growth for criminal justice professional is predicted to be amongst Private Detectives, who are expected to increase by 19% by 2018.

Salary

criminal justice professionals in Minnesota make an average of $44,645 per year. However, this number is only an average. Criminal justice professional in Minnesota had varying salaries from $15,650 to $126,150 per year in 2010. Criminal justice professionals in the following Minnesota counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Anoka County - $46,235 per year
  2. Aitkin County - $44,725 per year
  3. Carlton County - $44,110 per year

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

  1. Big Stone County - $31,047 per year
  2. Blue Earth County - $32,620 per year
  3. Dodge County - $36,310 per year

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

  1. Special Agent - $69,740 per year
  2. Paralegal - $51,450 per year
  3. Correctional Officer - $43,980 per year

On average, the lowest paid criminal justice professionals in Minnesota were:

  1. Bailiff - $32,630 per year
  2. Security Guard - $28,510 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in criminal justice in Minnesota 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 Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Criminal Justice in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice in Minnesota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security Guards 10,660 $28,510 -13.2%
2
Correctional Officers and Jailers 4,960 $43,980 -2.4%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 3,890 $51,450 -4.0%
4
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,280 $69,740 45.5%
5
Private Detectives and Investigators 1,280 $41,560 172.3%
6
Bailiffs 100 $32,630 -47.4%
 

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