Criminal Justice in North Dakota

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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in North Dakota


Approximately 1.1% of graduates in of North Dakota receive criminal justice degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 207 criminal justice professionals graduate from North Dakota's 9 criminal justice schools.

Top Schools

University of Mary, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in North Dakota that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Bismarck. 5 students graduated with a degree in criminal justice from University of Mary in 2010. Tuition at University of Mary was $13,024 per year.

The second-ranked school in North Dakota that has a criminal justice program is Minot State University. Minot State University, which was ranked 48th in the country in 2010, is located in Minot. 39 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from Minot State University in 2010. Students at Minot State University paid $5,637 per year in tuition fees.

University of North Dakota, which is located in Grand Forks, is the third-ranked school in North Dakota that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 67th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 48 students graduated from University of North Dakota criminal justice program. Tuition at University of North Dakota was $6,934 per year.

Cost

Tuition at North Dakota's criminal justice schools ranges from $16,780 per year to $3,356 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,872 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at North Dakota criminal justice schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Jamestown College - located in Jamestown, students are charged $16,780 per year
  2. Rasmussen College-North Dakota - located in Fargo, students are charged $13,560 per year
  3. University of Mary - located in Bismarck, students are charged $13,024 per year

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

  1. Bismarck State College - located in Bismarck, students are charged $3,356 per year
  2. Sitting Bull College - located in Fort Yates, students are charged $3,810 per year
  3. United Tribes Technical College - located in Bismarck, students are charged $3,840 per year

A criminal justice degree from a North Dakota school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs criminal justice graduates in North Dakota pursue include special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and paralegal. If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in North Dakota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,950 North Dakota criminal justice professional as of 2010. This number includes 650 correctional officers, 310 special agents, and private detectives. The largest populations of North Dakota criminal justice professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Clay County - 720 criminal justice professionals
  2. Burleigh County - 580 criminal justice professionals
  3. Bottineau County - 350 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 3,080 criminal justice professionals will be working in North Dakota. This would require the number of criminal justice professional to grow by 9%.

Salary

criminal justice professionals in North Dakota earn $39,095 per year on average. However, North Dakota criminal justice professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,830 per year to more than $97,480 per year in 2010. The counties in North Dakota with the highest average salary for criminal justice professionals are:

  1. Clay County - $51,813 per year
  2. Nelson County - $47,340 per year
  3. Bottineau County - $41,593 per year

The following counties in North Dakota have the lowest average salaries for criminal justice professional:

  1. Adams County - $26,090 per year
  2. Barnes County - $29,370 per year
  3. Polk County - $32,395 per year

The criminal justice professionals with highest average salaries in North Dakota were:

  1. Special Agent - $68,830 per year
  2. Private Detective - $43,850 per year
  3. Paralegal - $40,950 per year

The criminal justice professionals with lowest average salaries in North Dakota were:

  1. Security Guard - $25,350 per year
  2. Bailiff - $22,550 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional North Dakota 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 North Dakota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in North Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in North Dakota
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice in North Dakota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,552 miles from location University of North Dakota Grand Forks ND 33.3542 63% 13,172
6,735 miles from location Bismarck State College Bismarck ND 15.497 n/a 4,022
6,744 miles from location Minot State University Minot ND 52.2306 74% 3,649
6,733 miles from location University of Mary Bismarck ND 56.2951 43% 2,979
6,548 miles from location Rasmussen College-North Dakota Fargo ND 17.0133 n/a 1,829
6,633 miles from location Lake Region State College Devils Lake ND 18.2292 n/a 1,702
6,635 miles from location Jamestown College Jamestown ND 25.2366 40% 1,010
6,733 miles from location United Tribes Technical College Bismarck ND 13.4972 n/a 476
6,734 miles from location Sitting Bull College Fort Yates ND 8.13901 n/a 335
 

Curious what studying Criminal Justice gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Private Detectives and Investigators + n/a $43,850
2
Security Guards + 1,520 $25,350 16.0%
3
Correctional Officers and Jailers + 650 $33,040 -5.8%
4
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 310 $68,830 72.2%
5
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 270 $40,950 17.4%
6
Bailiffs + 200 $22,550 25.0%
 

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