There are schools offering criminal justice degrees in Arizona!
Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Arizona
Approximately 1.7% of graduates in of Arizona receive criminal justice degrees every year. That means an estimated 3,740 criminal justice professionals graduate from Arizona's 40 criminal justice schools each year.
The top-ranked school in Arizona that has a criminal justice program is Northern Arizona University. Northern Arizona University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Flagstaff. In 2010, no students graduated from Northern Arizona University's criminal justice program. Northern Arizona University charged in-state students $7,672 in tuition fees per year.
Prescott College, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a criminal justice program. It is located in Prescott. Tuition at Prescott College was $26,235 per year.
The third-ranked school in Arizona that has a criminal justice program is University of Phoenix-Online Campus. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which was ranked 49th in the country in 2010, is located in Phoenix. 1,800 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from University of Phoenix-Online Campus in 2010. Tuition at University of Phoenix-Online Campus was $11,520 per year.
If you are hoping to attend one of Arizona's criminal justice schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,075 per year, though tuition can range from $26,235 per year to $1,412 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona criminal justice schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
- Argosy University-Phoenix - located in Phoenix, students are charged $19,812 per year
- Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division - located in Phoenix, students are charged $19,812 per year
The following Arizona criminal justice schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
- Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
- Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year
A criminal justice degree from an Arizona school... what next?
Many Arizona criminal justice graduates become a special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and paralegal. In 2010, there were 45,270 criminal justice professional working in Arizona, including 13,400 correctional officers, 5,230 special agents, and 450 private detectives. In Arizona, the largest numbers of criminal justice professional work in the following counties:
- Maricopa County - 30,220 criminal justice professionals
- Pima County - 3,250 criminal justice professionals
- Cochise County - 3,100 criminal justice professionals
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to grow by 10% by 2018. There are projected to be 54,420 criminal justice professionals working in Arizona then. Of these 54,420 criminal justice professionals, the government predicts that 11,780 will be correctional officers, 6,360 will be special agents, and 660 will be private detectives.
On average, criminal justice professionals earn $42,877 per year. However, this number is only an average. Criminal justice professional in Arizona had varying salaries from $16,160 to $122,730 per year in 2010. Criminal justice professionals in the following Arizona counties make the highest salaries on average:
- Coconino County - $49,733 per year
- Cochise County - $45,760 per year
- Maricopa County - $45,422 per year
The following counties in Arizona have the lowest average salaries for criminal justice professional:
- Yavapai County - $32,765 per year
- Pima County - $33,615 per year
- Mohave County - $36,480 per year
The criminal justice professionals with highest average salaries in Arizona were:
- Special Agent - $71,560 per year
- Paralegal - $47,780 per year
- Correctional Officer - $40,850 per year
The criminal justice professionals with lowest average salaries in Arizona were:
- Bailiff - $33,510 per year
- Security Guard - $25,050 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona 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 Arizona
- Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in Arizona
- Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in Arizona
- Doctoral Degree in Criminal Justice in Arizona
- Certificate in Criminal Justice in Arizona
Curious what studying Criminal Justice gets you?
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Correctional Officers and Jailers||13,400||$40,850||47.9%|
|Detectives and Criminal Investigators||5,230||$71,560||207.6%|
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants||4,940||$47,780||56.8%|
|Private Detectives and Investigators||450||$38,510||-4.3%|
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