There are schools offering criminal justice degrees in New Jersey!
Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in New Jersey
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Around 1.5% of New Jersey's graduates graduate from criminal justice degree programs every year. That means an estimated 2,706 criminal justice professionals graduate from New Jersey's 41 criminal justice schools each year.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which was ranked 17th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Jersey that has a criminal justice program. It is located in New Brunswick. In 2010, 220 students graduated from Rutgers University-New Brunswick's criminal justice program. Tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was $12,582 per year.
The College of New Jersey, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in New Jersey that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Trenton. 51 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from The College of New Jersey in 2010. The College of New Jersey charged in-state students $13,293 in tuition fees per year.
The third-ranked school in New Jersey with a criminal justice program is Rowan University, which is located in Glassboro. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. 131 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from Rowan University in 2010. Rowan University charged in-state students $11,676 in tuition fees per year.
If you choose to attend a New Jersey criminal justice school, average tuition will be $10,545 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,024 per year to $31,890 per year. In 2010, the criminal justice schools that charged the highest tuition rates in New Jersey were:
- Seton Hall University - located in South Orange, students are charged $31,890 per year
- Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus - located in Teaneck, students are charged $31,060 per year
- Saint Peter's College - located in Jersey City, students are charged $28,332 per year
The following New Jersey criminal justice schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Warren County Community College - located in Washington, students are charged $3,024 per year
- Mercer County Community College - located in Princeton Junction, students are charged $3,048 per year
- Union County College - located in Cranford, students are charged $3,120 per year
A criminal justice degree from a New Jersey school... what next?
Some of the most popular jobs criminal justice graduates in New Jersey pursue include special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and transit police officer. If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in New Jersey, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 58,980 New Jersey criminal justice professional as of 2010. This number includes 11,340 correctional officers, 3,180 special agents, and 320 private detectives. The following counties have the largest number of New Jersey criminal justice professionals:
- Essex County - 18,890 criminal justice professionals
- Middlesex County - 10,890 criminal justice professionals
- Burlington County - 6,550 criminal justice professionals
The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in New Jersey will grow by 5%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 68,800 criminal justice professionals working in New Jersey. The greatest growth for criminal justice professional is predicted to be amongst Paralegals, who are expected to increase by 11% by 2018.
On average, criminal justice professionals earn $59,341 per year. However, this number is only an average. Criminal justice professional in New Jersey had varying salaries from $16,360 to $130,700 per year in 2010. Criminal justice professionals in the following New Jersey counties make the highest salaries on average:
- Middlesex County - $62,814 per year
- Mercer County - $62,720 per year
- Essex County - $60,282 per year
The New Jersey counties with the lowest average salary for criminal justice professionals are:
- Cape May County - $23,260 per year
- Cumberland County - $33,300 per year
- Atlantic County - $35,860 per year
The criminal justice professionals with highest average salaries in New Jersey were:
- Special Agent - $92,190 per year
- Transit Police Officer - $83,460 per year
- Correctional Officer - $66,590 per year
On average, the lowest paid criminal justice professionals in New Jersey were:
- Bailiff - $29,920 per year
- Security Guard - $29,020 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional New Jersey statistics regarding a career in criminal justice. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 New Jersey
- Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in New Jersey
- Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in New Jersey
- Doctoral Degree in Criminal Justice in New Jersey
- Certificate in Criminal Justice in New Jersey
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|5,411 miles from location||Rutgers University-New Brunswick||New Brunswick||NJ||82.5013||33%||37,366|
|5,399 miles from location||Bergen Community College||Paramus||NJ||11.8148||n/a||16,469|
|5,434 miles from location||Camden County College||Blackwood||NJ||11.4238||n/a||15,670|
|5,393 miles from location||Brookdale Community College||Lincroft||NJ||14.4833||n/a||15,639|
|5,402 miles from location||Kean University||Union||NJ||28.3841||41%||15,051|
|5,407 miles from location||Middlesex County College||Edison||NJ||11.7646||n/a||13,356|
|5,400 miles from location||Essex County College||Newark||NJ||7.50274||n/a||13,314|
|5,407 miles from location||Union County College||Cranford||NJ||8.60973||n/a||12,751|
|5,400 miles from location||Rutgers University-Newark||Newark||NJ||66.2113||12%||11,501|
|5,437 miles from location||Rowan University||Glassboro||NJ||67.3035||31%||11,006|
|5,390 miles from location||Ocean County College||Toms River||NJ||14.9813||n/a||10,415|
|5,415 miles from location||Burlington County College||Pemberton||NJ||11.7128||n/a||9,693|
|5,419 miles from location||Mercer County Community College||Princeton Junction||NJ||10.9855||n/a||9,621|
|5,404 miles from location||Seton Hall University||South Orange||NJ||63.933||13%||9,616|
|5,402 miles from location||Passaic County Community College||Paterson||NJ||8.25029||n/a||8,883|
|5,395 miles from location||Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus||Teaneck||NJ||52.2625||21%||8,804|
|5,422 miles from location||County College of Morris||Randolph||NJ||13.3854||n/a||8,798|
|5,394 miles from location||Hudson County Community College||Jersey City||NJ||8.43331||n/a||8,682|
|5,395 miles from location||New Jersey City University||Jersey City||NJ||25.4935||52%||8,399|
|5,425 miles from location||Raritan Valley Community College||Somerville||NJ||12.4215||n/a||7,888|
|5,411 miles from location||Atlantic Cape Community College||Mays Landing||NJ||11.4678||n/a||7,588|
|5,403 miles from location||The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey||Pomona||NJ||65.1412||31%||7,559|
|5,426 miles from location||The College of New Jersey||Trenton||NJ||79.0387||30%||6,980|
|5,385 miles from location||Monmouth University||West Long Branch||NJ||29.2185||24%||6,499|
|5,438 miles from location||Gloucester County College||Sewell||NJ||12.0629||n/a||6,490|
|5,440 miles from location||Rutgers University-Camden||Camden||NJ||63.8684||13%||5,781|
|5,456 miles from location||Sussex County Community College||Newton||NJ||13.9218||n/a||4,208|
|5,430 miles from location||Cumberland County College||Vineland||NJ||13.5656||n/a||4,014|
|5,403 miles from location||Berkeley College||Little Falls||NJ||20.7455||52%||3,709|
|5,395 miles from location||Saint Peter's College||Jersey City||NJ||54.9031||16%||3,122|
|5,395 miles from location||Georgian Court University||Lakewood||NJ||27.0205||40%||3,023|
|5,435 miles from location||Centenary College||Hackettstown||NJ||54.4861||40%||2,939|
|5,406 miles from location||Caldwell College||Caldwell||NJ||23.5301||28%||2,284|
|5,444 miles from location||Warren County Community College||Washington||NJ||10.5995||n/a||2,180|
|5,414 miles from location||College of Saint Elizabeth||Morristown||NJ||57.3259||42%||2,157|
|5,397 miles from location||Felician College||Lodi||NJ||46.3242||18%||2,113|
|5,455 miles from location||Salem Community College||Penns Grove||NJ||10.9259||n/a||1,514|
|5,407 miles from location||Lincoln Technical Institute||Edison||NJ||22.6712||n/a||1,158|
|5,430 miles from location||Lincoln Technical Institute||Moorestown||NJ||24.9456||n/a||1,110|
|5,396 miles from location||Lincoln Technical Institute||Paramus||NJ||29.9||n/a||1,084|
|0 miles from location||Ocean County Vocational-Technical School||Toms River||NJ||36.1029||n/a||434|
Curious what studying Criminal Justice gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in New Jersey
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Security Guards +||37,310||$29,020||-6.6%|
|Correctional Officers and Jailers +||11,340||$66,590||-1.5%|
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants +||6,530||$52,870||5.3%|
|Detectives and Criminal Investigators +||3,180||$92,190||-6.5%|
|Private Detectives and Investigators +||320||$61,340||-59.5%|
|Transit and Railroad Police +||200||$83,460|
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