Criminal Justice in Oklahoma

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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Oklahoma


Each year, approximately 0.7% of Oklahoma graduates receive degrees in criminal justice. In other words, every year an estimated 698 criminal justice professionals graduate from Oklahoma's 42 criminal justice schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a criminal justice program is Oklahoma City University. Oklahoma City University, which was ranked 36th in the country in 2010, is located in Oklahoma City. 20 students graduated with a degree in criminal justice from Oklahoma City University in 2010. Tuition at Oklahoma City University was $25,760 per year.

Saint Gregorys University, which is located in Shawnee, is the second-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 54th in the country in 2010. Saint Gregorys University charged in-state students $17,516 in tuition fees per year.

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, which was ranked 54th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Norman. In 2010, 5 students graduated from University of Oklahoma Norman Campus criminal justice program. Tuition at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus was $7,864 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Oklahoma criminal justice school, average tuition will be $7,061 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,400 per year to $28,735 per year. In 2010, the criminal justice schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oklahoma were:

  1. University of Tulsa - located in Tulsa, students are charged $28,735 per year
  2. Oklahoma City University - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $25,760 per year
  3. Oklahoma Baptist University - located in Shawnee, students are charged $18,608 per year

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

  1. Tulsa Community College - located in Tulsa, students are charged $2,400 per year
  2. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $2,419 per year
  3. Northern Oklahoma College - located in Tonkawa, students are charged $2,526 per year

A criminal justice degree from an Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma. If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Oklahoma, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 20,960 Oklahoma criminal justice professional as of 2010. This number includes 6,590 correctional officers, 1,670 special agents, and private detectives. The following counties have the largest number of Oklahoma criminal justice professionals:

  1. Canadian County - 7,960 criminal justice professionals
  2. Creek County - 4,820 criminal justice professionals
  3. Atoka County - 3,220 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals in the state of Oklahoma will grow to 24,950. This would require a 14% growth in the field.

Salary

On average, criminal justice professionals earn $41,113 per year. But, salaries for criminal justice professional can vary. In 2010, criminal justice professional made as little as less than $16,040 per year or as much as more than $104,400 per year in Oklahoma. Criminal justice professionals in the following Oklahoma counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Canadian County - $43,130 per year
  2. Creek County - $39,830 per year
  3. Adair County - $36,822 per year

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

  1. Atoka County - $30,150 per year
  2. Comanche County - $30,590 per year
  3. Beckham County - $31,973 per year

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

  1. Special Agent - $55,740 per year
  2. Transit Police Officer - $55,260 per year
  3. Private Detective - $44,910 per year

The criminal justice professionals with lowest average salaries in Oklahoma were:

  1. Correctional Officer - $29,520 per year
  2. Security Guard - $27,170 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Private Detectives and Investigators n/a $44,910
2
Security Guards 9,860 $27,170 8.5%
3
Correctional Officers and Jailers 6,590 $29,520 42.3%
4
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 2,440 $41,200 54.4%
5
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,670 $55,740 142.0%
6
Bailiffs 310 $33,990
7
Transit and Railroad Police 90 $55,260
 

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