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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Ohio


Approximately 1.1% of graduates in of Ohio receive criminal justice degrees every year. That means an estimated 3,735 criminal justice professionals graduate from Ohio's 122 criminal justice schools each year.

Top Schools

Ohio University-Main Campus, which is located in Athens, is the top-ranked school in Ohio that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 27th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Ohio University-Main Campus graduated 1 students from its criminal justice program. The tuition rate at Ohio University-Main Campus was $9,603 per year.

The second-ranked school in Ohio that has a criminal justice program is Xavier University. Xavier University, which was ranked 30th in the country in 2010, is located in Cincinnati. In 2010, Xavier University graduated 38 students from its criminal justice program. Tuition at Xavier University was $29,970 per year.

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, which was ranked 30th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Ohio that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Cincinnati. In 2010, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus graduated 443 students from its criminal justice programs. Tuition at University of Cincinnati-Main Campus was $10,065 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Ohio criminal justice school, average tuition will be $10,453 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,735 per year to $33,099 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Ohio criminal justice schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Ohio Northern University - located in Ada, students are charged $33,099 per year
  2. Xavier University - located in Cincinnati, students are charged $29,970 per year
  3. University of Dayton - located in Dayton, students are charged $29,930 per year

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

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, students are charged $2,537 per year
  3. Lorain County Community College - located in Elyria, students are charged $2,570 per year

A criminal justice degree from an Ohio school... what next?

criminal justice graduates in Ohio can go into a variety of professions such as special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and paralegal. In 2010, there were 54,170 criminal justice professional working in Ohio, including 13,570 correctional officers, 2,720 special agents, and 900 private detectives. The Ohio counties with the largest populations of criminal justice professional are:

  1. Cuyahoga County - 13,810 criminal justice professionals
  2. Dearborn County - 9,680 criminal justice professionals
  3. Delaware County - 6,580 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 60,030 criminal justice professionals will be working in Ohio. This would require the number of criminal justice professional to grow by 7%.

Salary

criminal justice professionals in Ohio earn $43,997 per year on average. However, Ohio criminal justice professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,790 per year to more than $121,500 per year in 2010. On average criminal justice professional earn the most in the following Ohio counties:

  1. Portage County - $49,386 per year
  2. Greene County - $46,114 per year
  3. Cuyahoga County - $45,245 per year

Criminal justice professionals in the following counties in Ohio make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Jefferson County - $23,350 per year
  2. Erie County - $26,150 per year
  3. Coshocton County - $27,780 per year

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

  1. Special Agent - $67,490 per year
  2. Private Detective - $45,650 per year
  3. Paralegal - $44,570 per year

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

  1. Bailiff - $39,590 per year
  2. Security Guard - $26,100 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,789 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Akron OH n/a n/a n/a
5,859 miles from location Harrison College Grove City OH n/a n/a n/a
5,931 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati OH 68.9215 36% 31,134
5,795 miles from location Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland OH 9.90183 n/a 29,807
5,854 miles from location Columbus State Community College Columbus OH 11.6792 n/a 28,539
5,783 miles from location University of Akron Main Campus Akron OH 24.4078 n/a 25,959
5,775 miles from location Kent State University at Kent Kent OH 32.7689 39% 25,127
5,895 miles from location University of Toledo Toledo OH 26.8042 n/a 23,064
5,803 miles from location Ohio University-Main Campus Athens OH 73.0214 35% 22,647
5,891 miles from location Owens Community College Perrysburg OH 11.3004 n/a 22,530
5,917 miles from location Sinclair Community College Dayton OH 11.8406 n/a 21,561
5,895 miles from location Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green OH 65.9679 34% 17,309
5,944 miles from location Miami University-Oxford Oxford OH 41.8383 24% 16,884
5,738 miles from location Youngstown State University Youngstown OH 22.3377 n/a 14,644
5,814 miles from location Lorain County Community College Elyria OH 9.2858 n/a 12,798
5,916 miles from location University of Dayton Dayton OH 36.9742 19% 10,908
5,932 miles from location Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati OH 11.9536 n/a 10,165
5,779 miles from location Lakeland Community College Willoughby OH 9.50558 n/a 9,406
5,928 miles from location Xavier University Cincinnati OH 69.5571 22% 6,966
5,810 miles from location Hocking College Nelsonville OH 14.991 n/a 6,340
5,824 miles from location Ashland University Ashland OH 61.3225 22% 6,300
5,894 miles from location The University of Findlay Findlay OH 60.0247 28% 5,485
5,925 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College Cincinnati OH 8.4508 n/a 4,820
5,778 miles from location Kent State University at Stark Canton OH 12.602 n/a 4,414
5,802 miles from location Baldwin-Wallace College Berea OH 65.9973 32% 4,388
5,825 miles from location Central Ohio Technical College Newark OH 10.8453 n/a 4,350
5,912 miles from location James A Rhodes State College Lima OH 12.4985 n/a 4,147
5,896 miles from location Clark State Community College Springfield OH 8.13511 n/a 4,032
5,919 miles from location University of Northwestern Ohio Lima OH 23.9768 n/a 3,883
5,913 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Clermont College Batavia OH 9.35826 n/a 3,713
5,929 miles from location Northwest State Community College Archbold OH 12.5827 n/a 3,665
5,902 miles from location Ohio Northern University Ada OH 67.3993 25% 3,636
5,837 miles from location North Central State College Mansfield OH 9.94322 n/a 3,595
5,919 miles from location Edison State Community College Piqua OH 15.7902 n/a 3,519
5,870 miles from location Tiffin University Tiffin OH 21.6655 21% 3,429
5,883 miles from location Southern State Community College Hillsboro OH 12.6745 n/a 3,363
5,870 miles from location Terra State Community College Fremont OH 11.6464 n/a 3,152
5,896 miles from location Cedarville University Cedarville OH 68.5434 32% 3,102
5,851 miles from location Ohio Dominican University Columbus OH 21.9484 20% 3,052
5,862 miles from location Marion Technical College Marion OH 12.119 n/a 2,659
5,749 miles from location Kent State University at Trumbull Warren OH 10.2774 n/a 2,623
5,828 miles from location Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon OH 26.4062 48% 2,622
5,803 miles from location Zane State College Zanesville OH 12.8814 n/a 2,592
5,841 miles from location Bowling Green State University-Firelands Huron OH 7.82408 n/a 2,455
5,899 miles from location Central State University Wilberforce OH 17.448 26% 2,436
5,773 miles from location Kent State University at Tuscarawas New Philadelphia OH 11.5313 n/a 2,395
5,851 miles from location Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus Chillicothe OH 15.3121 n/a 2,362
5,831 miles from location Ohio University-Lancaster Campus Lancaster OH 14.4407 n/a 2,280
5,761 miles from location University of Mount Union Alliance OH 29.0067 33% 2,212
5,788 miles from location Muskingum University New Concord OH 59.092 30% 2,207
5,900 miles from location Lourdes College Sylvania OH 18.7614 41% 2,202
5,754 miles from location Kent State University at Ashtabula Ashtabula OH 11.4415 n/a 2,201
5,768 miles from location Washington State Community College Marietta OH 20.0648 n/a 2,184
5,744 miles from location Belmont Technical College Saint Clairsville OH 8.81065 n/a 2,172
5,828 miles from location Ohio University-Southern Campus Ironton OH 11.7385 n/a 2,137
5,734 miles from location Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville OH 13.0816 n/a 2,120
5,928 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Cincinnati Cincinnati OH 10.4015 n/a 1,831
5,913 miles from location Fortis College Dayton OH 31.731 n/a 1,796
5,895 miles from location Wilmington College Wilmington OH 22.4052 20% 1,602
5,895 miles from location Urbana University Urbana OH 17.1356 43% 1,540
5,930 miles from location Union Institute & University Cincinnati OH 21.743 85% 1,523
5,869 miles from location Heidelberg University Tiffin OH 56.9564 25% 1,478
5,929 miles from location Southwestern College Cincinnati OH 8.02097 n/a 1,243
5,731 miles from location Kent State University at East Liverpool East Liverpool OH 7.99482 n/a 1,241
5,777 miles from location Brown Mackie College-North Canton Canton OH 15.8195 n/a 1,199
5,774 miles from location Lake Erie College Painesville OH 52.405 39% 1,131
5,906 miles from location Bluffton University Bluffton OH 28.3719 23% 1,127
5,787 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Akron Akron OH 12.9702 n/a 1,120
5,932 miles from location Defiance College Defiance OH 53.0151 24% 1,070
0 miles from location Southwestern College Dayton OH 9.34879 n/a 1,051
5,892 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Findlay Findlay OH 11.781 n/a 1,028
5,931 miles from location Southwestern College Cincinnati OH 4.84886 n/a 978
5,898 miles from location Stautzenberger College Maumee OH 14.2153 n/a 975
5,795 miles from location Bryant & Stratton College-Cleveland Cleveland OH 9.15703 n/a 849
5,918 miles from location Apollo Career Center Lima OH 34.1875 n/a 817
5,917 miles from location Kaplan College Dayton OH 19.1197 n/a 801
5,783 miles from location Bryant and Stratton College-Eastlake Campus Eastlake OH 23.7352 100% 795
5,742 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Youngstown Youngstown OH 23.7642 100% 788
5,927 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Norwood Cincinnati OH 18.9859 100% 773
5,781 miles from location Fortis College Cuyahoga Falls OH 27.2194 n/a 741
5,789 miles from location Remington College-Cleveland Campus Cleveland OH 20.2291 32% 694
5,799 miles from location Bryant and Stratton College-Parma Cleveland OH 26.2004 100% 666
5,916 miles from location Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton Dayton OH 43.1871 100% 621
5,899 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Maumee Maumee OH 19.3771 100% 581
5,800 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Strongsville Strongsville OH 28.2567 100% 576
5,861 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Hilliard Hilliard OH 21.2344 100% 567
5,770 miles from location Fortis College-Ravenna Ravenna OH 26.3362 100% 537
5,849 miles from location Kaplan College-Columbus Campus Columbus OH 17.7921 n/a 527
5,916 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Dayton Dayton OH 19.3687 100% 521
5,793 miles from location Chancellor University Cleveland OH 17.2524 60% 515
5,793 miles from location University of Phoenix-Cleveland Campus Independence OH 6.50914 n/a 482
5,785 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Warrensville Heights Cleveland OH 16.9884 100% 468
5,818 miles from location O C Collins Career Center Chesapeake OH 30.0255 n/a 440
5,919 miles from location Miami-Jacobs Career College-Springboro Branch Springboro OH 18.3673 90% 438
5,806 miles from location Remington College-Cleveland West Campus North Olmsted OH 26.1035 26% 436
5,794 miles from location Academy of Court Reporting and Technology-Cleveland Cleveland OH 36.0327 100% 419
5,800 miles from location Adult Center for Education Zanesville OH 33.4162 n/a 408
5,931 miles from location Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center Hamilton OH 38.7897 100% 403
5,854 miles from location Miami-Jacobs Career College Columbus OH 15.6988 100% 394
5,926 miles from location Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development Cincinnati OH 29.8657 n/a 380
5,903 miles from location Greene County Career Center Xenia OH 31.4523 n/a 340
5,921 miles from location Southwestern College Franklin OH 15.7795 n/a 323
5,801 miles from location Polaris Career Center Cleveland OH 29.4537 n/a 301
5,847 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Columbus Columbus OH 7.59628 100% 283
5,843 miles from location Ehove Career Center Milan OH 27.8478 n/a 264
5,848 miles from location Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools Groveport OH 35.2411 100% 261
5,851 miles from location Daymar College Chillicothe OH 10.3135 n/a 258
5,844 miles from location Daymar College Portsmouth OH 21.3268 n/a 252
5,847 miles from location Scioto County Career Technical Center Lucasville OH 27.3467 n/a 251
5,773 miles from location Buckeye Joint Vocational School New Philadelphia OH 29.7914 n/a 242
5,804 miles from location Medina County Career Center Medina OH 29.1729 n/a 197
5,853 miles from location University of Phoenix-Columbus Ohio Campus Columbus OH 6.65424 n/a 176
5,847 miles from location Sandusky Career Center Sandusky OH 32.9822 100% 175
5,816 miles from location Gallia Jackson Vinton Joint Vocational School District Rio Grande OH 33.3832 n/a 170
5,930 miles from location Miami-Jacobs Career College-Sharonville Cincinnati OH 16.9764 100% 158
5,898 miles from location Herzing University Toledo OH n/a n/a 149
5,828 miles from location Daymar College Jackson OH 26.6125 n/a 140
5,941 miles from location Vantage Career Center Van Wert OH 35.82 n/a 138
5,929 miles from location University of Phoenix-Cincinnati Campus West Chester OH 5.32385 n/a 101
5,930 miles from location Beckfield College Cincinnati OH 2.05521 n/a 89
5,858 miles from location Delaware Area Career Center Delaware OH 32.1016 n/a 88
5,835 miles from location Daymar College Lancaster OH 33.0634 n/a 67
 

Curious what studying Criminal Justice gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security Guards + 29,460 $26,100 -4.7%
2
Correctional Officers and Jailers + 13,570 $40,580 -2.9%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 6,240 $44,570 6.7%
4
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 2,720 $67,490 25.9%
5
Bailiffs + 1,280 $39,590 26.7%
6
Private Detectives and Investigators + 900 $45,650 -18.2%
 

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