There are schools offering criminal justice degrees in West Virginia!
Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in West Virginia
Approximately 2.5% of graduates in of West Virginia receive criminal justice degrees every year. Thus, West Virginia's 22 criminal justice schools put out approximately 1,339 criminal justice professionals each year.
The top-ranked school in West Virginia with a criminal justice program is Marshall University, which is located in Huntington. In 2010, it was ranked 38th nationwide. 60 students graduated with a degree in criminal justice from Marshall University in 2010. Students at Marshall University paid $5,285 per year in tuition fees.
West Virginia Wesleyan College, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in West Virginia that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Buckhannon. In 2010, West Virginia Wesleyan College graduated 5 students from its criminal justice program. Students at West Virginia Wesleyan College paid $23,980 per year in tuition fees.
West Liberty University, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in West Virginia that has a criminal justice program. It is located in West Liberty. 25 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from West Liberty University in 2010. Students at West Liberty University paid $4,880 per year in tuition fees.
Criminal justice schools in West Virginia, charge students an average tuition of $7,006 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $24,980 per year, or as little as $2,076 per year. In 2010, the following West Virginia criminal justice schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Wheeling Jesuit University - located in Wheeling, students are charged $24,980 per year
- West Virginia Wesleyan College - located in Buckhannon, students are charged $23,980 per year
- ITT Technical Institute - located in Huntington, students are charged $18,048 per year
The lowest tuition rates at West Virginia criminal justice schools were charged at the following schools:
- West Virginia University at Parkersburg - located in Parkersburg, students are charged $2,076 per year
- Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College - located in Mount Gay, students are charged $2,122 per year
- West Virginia Northern Community College - located in Wheeling, students are charged $2,358 per year
A criminal justice degree from a West Virginia school... what next?
Some of the most popular jobs criminal justice graduates in West Virginia pursue include private detective, security guard, bailiff, and paralegal. West Virginia had 7,880 criminal justice professionals in 2010. 390 of these criminal justice professionals were special agents, were private detectives, and 5,070 were security guards. The largest populations of West Virginia criminal justice professional are working in the following counties:
- Boone County - 2,630 criminal justice professionals
- Fayette County - 1,290 criminal justice professionals
- Barbour County - 880 criminal justice professionals
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 9,450 criminal justice professionals will be working in West Virginia. This would require the number of criminal justice professional to grow by 8%.
criminal justice professionals in West Virginia make an average of $35,192 per year. But, salaries for criminal justice professional can vary. In 2010, criminal justice professional made as little as less than $15,690 per year or as much as more than $115,900 per year in West Virginia. Criminal justice professionals in the following West Virginia counties make the highest salaries on average:
- Boyd County - $38,560 per year
- Boone County - $37,947 per year
- Barbour County - $36,143 per year
On average, criminal justice professionals earn the least in the following West Virginia counties:
- Belmont County - $29,210 per year
- Monongalia County - $29,455 per year
- Washington County - $29,845 per year
On average, the highest paid criminal justice professionals in West Virginia were:
- Special Agent - $54,290 per year
- Paralegal - $36,230 per year
- Private Detective - $33,530 per year
On average, the lowest paid criminal justice professionals in West Virginia were:
- Bailiff - $29,340 per year
- Security Guard - $22,570 per year
For more data regarding a career in criminal justice in West Virginia 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 West Virginia
- Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in West Virginia
- Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in West Virginia
- Certificate in Criminal Justice in West Virginia
Curious what studying Criminal Justice gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in West Virginia
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Private Detectives and Investigators||n/a||$33,530|
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants||2,280||$36,230||15.7%|
|Detectives and Criminal Investigators||390||$54,290||8.3%|
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