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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Oregon

Approximately 0.7% of graduates in of Oregon receive criminal justice degrees every year. Thus, Oregon's 21 criminal justice schools put out approximately 593 criminal justice professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon that has a criminal justice program is ITT Technical Institute-Portland. ITT Technical Institute-Portland, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. 17 students graduated with a degree in criminal justice from ITT Technical Institute-Portland in 2010. Tuition at ITT Technical Institute-Portland was $18,048 per year.

The second-ranked school in Oregon with a criminal justice program is Portland State University, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 73rd nationwide. In 2010, Portland State University graduated 149 students from its criminal justice program. Portland State University charged in-state students $7,130 in tuition fees per year.

Western Oregon University, which is located in Monmouth, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. 38 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from Western Oregon University in 2010. Tuition at Western Oregon University was $7,410 per year.


Tuition at Oregon's criminal justice schools ranges from $18,048 per year to $2,643 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,587 per year. The Oregon criminal justice schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. Everest College-Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $14,740 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Oregon Campus - located in Portland, students are charged $11,040 per year

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

  1. Central Oregon Community College - located in Bend, students are charged $2,643 per year
  2. Klamath Community College - located in Klamath Falls, students are charged $2,895 per year
  3. Clatsop Community College - located in Astoria, students are charged $2,952 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs criminal justice graduates in Oregon pursue include special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and transit police officer. In 2010, there were 15,050 criminal justice professional working in Oregon, including 4,280 correctional officers, 660 special agents, and 250 private detectives. The largest populations of Oregon criminal justice professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 9,010 criminal justice professionals
  2. Baker County - 2,020 criminal justice professionals
  3. Marion County - 1,030 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to grow by 9% by 2018. There are projected to be 16,390 criminal justice professionals working in Oregon then. Of these 16,390 criminal justice professionals, the government predicts that 4,630 will be correctional officers, 710 will be special agents, and 220 will be private detectives.


criminal justice professionals in Oregon earn $48,364 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Oregon criminal justice professional earned as little as less than $17,720 per year or as much as more than $122,220 per year. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for criminal justice professionals:

  1. Clackamas County - $52,348 per year
  2. Lane County - $48,990 per year
  3. Baker County - $41,875 per year

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

  1. Linn County - $22,010 per year
  2. Jackson County - $23,720 per year
  3. Douglas County - $29,995 per year

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

  1. Special Agent - $74,920 per year
  2. Transit Police Officer - $59,720 per year
  3. Paralegal - $50,730 per year

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

  1. Bailiff - $37,470 per year
  2. Security Guard - $26,570 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Security Guards 7,600 $26,570 15.5%
Correctional Officers and Jailers 4,280 $49,010 6.2%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 2,160 $50,730 27.1%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 660 $74,920 -8.3%
Private Detectives and Investigators 250 $40,130 25.0%
Bailiffs 60 $37,470 20.0%
Transit and Railroad Police 40 $59,720

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