Criminal Justice in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Nebraska


Approximately 0.9% of graduates in of Nebraska receive criminal justice degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 500 criminal justice professionals graduate from Nebraska's 15 criminal justice schools.

Top Schools

University of Nebraska at Kearney, which is located in Kearney, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 30th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 40 students graduated from University of Nebraska at Kearney's criminal justice program. Tuition at University of Nebraska at Kearney was $5,912 per year.

Midland Lutheran College, which is located in Fremont, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 48th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Midland Lutheran College graduated 9 students from its criminal justice program. Students at Midland Lutheran College paid $23,664 per year in tuition fees.

University of Nebraska at Omaha, which is located in Omaha, is the third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 71st in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Nebraska at Omaha graduated 151 students from its criminal justice programs. Students at University of Nebraska at Omaha paid $6,626 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Nebraska's criminal justice schools ranges from $23,664 per year to $2,040 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,471 per year. In 2010, the following Nebraska criminal justice schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Midland Lutheran College - located in Fremont, students are charged $23,664 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Omaha - located in Omaha, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. Kaplan University-Omaha Campus - located in Omaha, students are charged $15,372 per year

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

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Southeast Community College Area - located in Lincoln, students are charged $2,205 per year
  3. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year

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

criminal justice graduates in Nebraska can go into a variety of professions such as special agent, security guard, bailiff, and paralegal. If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Nebraska, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 7,230 Nebraska criminal justice professional as of 2010. This number includes 1,880 correctional officers, 310 special agents, and 3,890 security guards. The following counties have the largest number of Nebraska criminal justice professionals:

  1. Harrison County - 4,580 criminal justice professionals
  2. Lancaster County - 1,430 criminal justice professionals
  3. Butler County - 680 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 9,260 criminal justice professionals will be working in Nebraska. This would require the number of criminal justice professional to grow by 13%.

Salary

On average, criminal justice professionals earn a salary of $42,612 per year in Nebraska state. However, Nebraska criminal justice professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,720 per year to more than $111,820 per year in 2010. On average criminal justice professional earn the most in the following Nebraska counties:

  1. Harrison County - $45,033 per year
  2. Arthur County - $38,547 per year
  3. Lancaster County - $34,200 per year

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

  1. Antelope County - $26,470 per year
  2. Butler County - $30,323 per year
  3. Adams County - $32,033 per year

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

  1. Special Agent - $67,950 per year
  2. Bailiff - $43,310 per year
  3. Paralegal - $41,190 per year

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

  1. Correctional Officer - $32,350 per year
  2. Security Guard - $28,260 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,534 miles from location Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha NE 14.4046 n/a 17,003
6,537 miles from location University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha NE 28.9639 47% 14,620
6,572 miles from location Southeast Community College Area Lincoln NE 19.8121 n/a 11,556
6,662 miles from location Central Community College Grand Island NE 18.9094 n/a 7,320
6,701 miles from location University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney NE 70.3595 44% 6,650
6,604 miles from location Northeast Community College Norfolk NE 24.9689 n/a 5,205
6,584 miles from location Wayne State College Wayne NE 24.6719 n/a 3,631
6,882 miles from location Chadron State College Chadron NE 20.9003 n/a 2,712
6,526 miles from location Peru State College Peru NE 16.7679 n/a 2,492
6,925 miles from location Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff NE 16.547 n/a 2,304
6,540 miles from location Kaplan University-Omaha Campus Omaha NE 18.1421 n/a 1,071
6,561 miles from location Midland Lutheran College Fremont NE 51.755 24% 716
6,575 miles from location Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus Lincoln NE 13.7074 n/a 644
6,540 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Omaha Omaha NE 20.124 100% 617
6,621 miles from location York College York NE 22.1611 40% 430
 

Curious what studying Criminal Justice gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security Guards + 3,890 $28,260 1.8%
2
Correctional Officers and Jailers + 1,880 $32,350 -6.9%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 1,090 $41,190 65.2%
4
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 310 $67,950 0.0%
5
Bailiffs + 60 $43,310 -14.3%
 

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