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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Missouri


Each year, roughly 1.2% of Missouri students graduate with degrees in criminal justice. In other words, every year an estimated 2,104 criminal justice professionals graduate from Missouri's 59 criminal justice schools.

Top Schools

Westminster College, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Fulton. 1 students graduated with a degree in criminal justice from Westminster College in 2010. Westminster College charged in-state students $19,760 in tuition fees per year.

Lindenwood University, which is located in Saint Charles, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 43rd in the country in 2010. Lindenwood University charged in-state students $13,540 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Missouri that has a criminal justice program is Saint Louis University-Main Campus. Saint Louis University-Main Campus, which was ranked 64th in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Louis. 26 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from Saint Louis University-Main Campus in 2010. Tuition at Saint Louis University-Main Campus was $32,656 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Missouri criminal justice school, average tuition will be $9,664 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,704 per year to $32,656 per year. In 2010, the following Missouri criminal justice schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  2. Rockhurst University - located in Kansas City, students are charged $27,340 per year
  3. Culver-Stockton College - located in Canton, students are charged $22,550 per year

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

  1. East Central College - located in Union, students are charged $1,704 per year
  2. St Charles Community College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $1,920 per year
  3. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year

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

Special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and transit police officer are the professions of choice for a majority of criminal justice graduates in Missouri. Missouri had 33,190 criminal justice professionals in 2010. 9,060 of these criminal justice professionals were correctional officers, 1,550 were special agents, and were private detectives. In Missouri, the largest numbers of criminal justice professional work in the following counties:

  1. Bond County - 14,950 criminal justice professionals
  2. Franklin County - 12,210 criminal justice professionals
  3. Butler County - 2,030 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 36,700 criminal justice professionals will be working in Missouri. This would require the number of criminal justice professional to grow by 7%.

Salary

criminal justice professionals in Missouri earn $41,061 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Missouri criminal justice professional earned as little as less than $15,570 per year or as much as more than $126,140 per year. On average criminal justice professional earn the most in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Christian County - $49,560 per year
  2. Franklin County - $44,960 per year
  3. Bond County - $42,515 per year

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

  1. Barry County - $26,778 per year
  2. Adair County - $27,960 per year
  3. Jasper County - $29,165 per year

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

  1. Special Agent - $62,810 per year
  2. Transit Police Officer - $50,790 per year
  3. Paralegal - $45,480 per year

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

  1. Correctional Officer - $29,210 per year
  2. Security Guard - $26,780 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,248 miles from location Brown Mackie College-St Louis Fenton MO n/a n/a n/a
6,482 miles from location American College of Technology Saint Joseph MO n/a n/a n/a
6,405 miles from location Missouri State University Springfield MO 35.1751 57% 20,371
6,237 miles from location Saint Louis University-Main Campus Saint Louis MO 35.9842 23% 16,317
6,350 miles from location Columbia College Columbia MO 22.5455 32% 15,556
6,471 miles from location University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City MO 27.6206 38% 14,799
6,476 miles from location Park University Kansas City MO 24.2346 53% 12,775
6,426 miles from location University of Central Missouri Warrensburg MO 30.4658 51% 11,191
6,248 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Meramec Saint Louis MO 10.531 n/a 11,186
6,198 miles from location Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau MO 28.8196 47% 10,801
6,252 miles from location Lindenwood University Saint Charles MO 57.1604 55% 10,408
6,240 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park Saint Louis MO 9.06966 n/a 8,207
6,259 miles from location St Charles Community College Saint Peters MO 10.8568 n/a 7,814
6,475 miles from location Grantham University Kansas City MO 4.71658 n/a 7,573
6,240 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley Saint Louis MO 8.67516 n/a 7,210
6,465 miles from location Metropolitan Community College-Longview Lees Summit MO 10.817 n/a 6,292
6,255 miles from location Jefferson College Hillsboro MO 18.6583 n/a 5,788
6,361 miles from location Truman State University Kirksville MO 35.1898 40% 5,781
6,479 miles from location Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph MO 17.4939 n/a 5,703
6,471 miles from location Missouri Southern State University Joplin MO 24.3231 58% 5,701
6,406 miles from location Drury University Springfield MO 29.0015 49% 5,489
6,356 miles from location Moberly Area Community College Moberly MO 17.7037 n/a 4,952
6,468 miles from location Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Kansas City MO 9.55251 n/a 4,880
6,250 miles from location Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis MO 24.0369 46% 4,836
6,466 miles from location Crowder College Neosho MO 18.5042 n/a 4,482
6,401 miles from location State Fair Community College Sedalia MO 16.3254 n/a 4,263
6,277 miles from location East Central College Union MO 12.8274 n/a 4,203
6,411 miles from location Southwest Baptist University Bolivar MO 23.5388 31% 3,716
6,251 miles from location Mineral Area College Park Hills MO 18.8434 n/a 3,671
6,249 miles from location Three Rivers Community College Poplar Bluff MO 15.6351 n/a 3,527
6,342 miles from location Lincoln University Jefferson City MO 15.6751 n/a 3,314
6,369 miles from location Central Methodist University-College of Graduate & Extended Studies Fayette MO 0.893999 n/a 3,134
6,458 miles from location Metropolitan Community College-Blue River Independence MO 11.5019 n/a 3,131
6,470 miles from location Rockhurst University Kansas City MO 30.406 26% 3,029
6,330 miles from location William Woods University Fulton MO 22.5596 24% 2,412
6,328 miles from location Missouri State University-West Plains West Plains MO 16.1516 n/a 2,162
6,404 miles from location Evangel University Springfield MO 23.9791 50% 1,955
6,237 miles from location Harris-Stowe State University Saint Louis MO 12.7466 n/a 1,886
6,416 miles from location North Central Missouri College Trenton MO 22.466 n/a 1,802
6,396 miles from location Missouri Valley College Marshall MO 17.8358 36% 1,789
6,405 miles from location College of the Ozarks Point Lookout MO 35.6208 93% 1,347
6,330 miles from location Westminster College Fulton MO 61.3658 29% 1,087
6,369 miles from location Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Fayette MO 21.0328 34% 1,051
6,251 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Fenton MO 22.9563 n/a 1,044
6,299 miles from location Hannibal-Lagrange College Hannibal MO 21.2492 33% 1,042
6,250 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Earth City Earth City MO 20.5386 100% 1,001
6,470 miles from location Colorado Technical University Kansas City MO 17.668 n/a 947
6,246 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Arnold Arnold MO 19.489 100% 903
6,465 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Kansas City Kansas City MO 8.10888 100% 869
6,306 miles from location Culver-Stockton College Canton MO 22.2938 19% 754
6,459 miles from location National American University-Independence Independence MO 10.1099 n/a 747
6,471 miles from location University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus Kansas City MO 7.71755 n/a 635
6,250 miles from location University of Phoenix-St Louis Campus Maryland Heights MO 5.45973 n/a 462
6,476 miles from location National American University-Zona Rosa Kansas City MO 1.2034 n/a 458
6,248 miles from location Anthem College-Fenton Fenton MO 25.9594 n/a 446
6,250 miles from location Anthem College-Maryland Heights Maryland Heights MO 21.4481 n/a 346
6,481 miles from location Vatterott College Saint Joseph MO 25.634 n/a 304
6,406 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Springfield MO n/a n/a 201
0 miles from location University of Phoenix-Springfield Campus Springfield MO 3.68541 n/a 143
 

Curious what studying Criminal Justice gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Private Detectives and Investigators + n/a $41,550
2
Security Guards + 17,630 $26,780 -8.2%
3
Correctional Officers and Jailers + 9,060 $29,210 10.5%
4
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 4,510 $45,480 0.0%
5
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 1,550 $62,810 5.4%
6
Bailiffs + 290 $30,810 -9.4%
7
Transit and Railroad Police + 150 $50,790 150.0%
 

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