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Criminal Justice Schools

Use a degree or diploma to enter the exciting world of criminal justice. Choose from popular majors and specializations, and tailor your educational experience to suit your career goals. Hiring managers in criminal justice fields look for educated professionals who are committed to their work.

Trade schools in criminal justice feature a range of popular specializations:

  • Forensic psychology
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Department of corrections

Use a degree or diploma in criminal justice to serve on the front lines as an investigator or law enforcement agent, or work behind the scenes as a corrections officer or forensic psychologist. Some entry level and technical careers only require a diploma or associate degree, while salaried and higher ranking positions may require a bachelor's degree.

Careers in Criminal Justice
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports healthy salaries and benefits packages for many criminal justice careers. In 2008, probation officers earned mean annual wages of $49,520. That same year, detectives and criminal investigators earned $63,840, while private detectives and investigators earned $46,480. Forensic science technicians working in crime scene investigation earned $52,960.

While job prospects in correctional facilities are expected to be excellent, keen competition is expected for many careers, including those for private detectives and investigators. While no degree or diploma program can guarantee a particular career or salary, completing your criminal justice education in trade school gives you the chance to prove your skills and knowledge to hiring managers. In areas of high job competition, training can give you the edge you need to secure a lifelong career.

Sources:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Correctional Officers
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Forensic Science Technicians
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Private Detectives
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Probation Officers

Criminal Justice Schools
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Heald College provides hands-on educational programs that can help students prepare for careers in the healthcare, business, legal and technology fields.

Programs : Criminal Justice, Paralegal, and more..

Campus Locations :

Hayward: 25500 Industrial Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545

Roseville: 7 Sierra Gate Plaza Roseville, CA 95678

Concord: 5130 Commercial Circle Concord, CA 94520

Salinas: 1450 N. Main Street Salinas, CA 93906

San Francisco: 350 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Portland: 6035 NE 78th Court Portland, OR 97218

Rancho Cordova: 2910 Prospect Park Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Honolulu: 1500 Kapiolani Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96814

Salida: 5260 Pirrone Court Salida, CA 95368

Stockton: 1605 East March Lane Stockton, CA 95210

Milpitas: 341 Great Mall Parkway Milpitas, CA 95035

Fresno: 255 West Bullard Avenue Fresno, CA 93704

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs : Criminal Justice (MS), Criminal Justice (BS), Legal Studies (BS), and more..

Campus Locations :

Tampa: 4401 North Himes Ave., Suite 175 Tampa, FL 33614

High Point: 3975 Premier Center Drive High Point, NC 27265

Montgomery: 5355 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36116

Cleveland: 4743 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44128

Glen Allen: 2200 Old Brick Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060

Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406

Novi: 41555 Twelve Mile Road Novi, MI 48377

Virginia Beach: 301 Bendix Road, Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Austin: 7700 W Parmer Ln, Building A, Suite A100 Austin, TX 78729

West Palm Beach: University Centre, 9801 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : A.A. in Criminal Justice, B.S in Criminal Justice Administration/Cybercrimes, B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration/Security, and more..

Campus Locations :

Online: Online, IN

Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

San Diego: 3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92123

San Antonio: 8200 West Interstate 10 Suite 910 San Antonio, TX 78230

Salem: 670 Hawthorne Ave. S.E. Salem, OR 97301

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

Rogers: 903 North 47th Street Suite 104 Rogers, AR 72756

El Centro: 3095 N. Imperial Avenue Suite 101 El Centro, CA 92243

Fort Lauderdale: 550 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Colorado Springs: 2 North Cascade Avenue Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Flowood: 120 Stone Creek Blvd. Suite 200 Flowood, MS 39232

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Tucson: 300 South Craycroft Road Tucson, AZ 85711

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Austin: 10801-2 N Mo Pac Expressway Suite 300 Austin, TX 78759

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

Sacramento: 1760 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

Albuquerque: 7471 Pan American West Freeway NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Virginia Beach: 150 Central Park Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

Meridian: 3080 East Gentry Way Suite 150 Meridian, ID 83642

Washington: 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 150 Washington, DC 20001

Diamond Bar: 1370 S. Valley Vista Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

San Bernardino: 451 E. Vanderbilt Way Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Columbia: 1001 Pinnacle Point Drive Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29223

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Fresno: 45 East River Park Place West Suite 101 Fresno, CA 93720

Santa Teresa: 1270 Country Club Road Santa Teresa, NM 88008

Wayne: 170 South Warner Road Suite 200 Wayne, PA 19087

Lone Tree: 10004 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124

Killeen: 902 West Central Texas Expressway Suite 300 Killeen, TX 76541

Bossier City: 350 Plaza Loop Drive Bldg E Bossier City, LA 71111

Kansas City: 901 East 104th Street Suite 200 Kansas City, MO 64131

Palm Desert: 75153 Merle Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92211

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

Chula Vista: 2060 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, CA 91915

Los Angeles: 14320 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Costa Mesa: 3150 Bristol Street, Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Richmond: 6600 West Broad Street Suite 200 Richmond, VA 23230

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Sandy Springs: 8200 Roberts Drive Suite 300 Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Five colleges of study.  One clear focus: Your career success. Earn the respect of employers with a degree you can earn on campus, online or both.

Programs : Bachelor's - Justice Administration, Bachelor's - Justice Administration, Bachelor's - Business Administration - Security Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Chicago: Chicago, IL

Tinley Park: 18624 West Creek Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

King of Prussia: 150 Allendale Road Suite 3250 King of Prussia, PA 19406

Portland: 9755 SW Barnes Road Peterkort Center II Portland, OR 97225

Miami: 8700 W. Flagler St. Ste. 100 Miami, FL 33174

Alhambra: 1000 S. Fremont Ave. Alhambra, CA 91803

Minneapolis: 7700 France Ave. S. Ste. 575 Minneapolis, MN 55435

Elgin: Randall Point 2250 Point Blvd. Suite 250 Elgin, IL 60123

New York: 180 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10016

Pittsburgh: 210 Sixth Ave. Ste. 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Saint Louis: 11830 Westline Industrial Dr. Suite 550 Saint Louis, MO 63146

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

Lynnwood: Redstone Corporate Center, 19020 33rd Ave W, Ste Lynnwood, WA 98036

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Duluth: 3505 Koger Blvd. Suite 170 Duluth, GA 30096

Naperville: 2056 Westings Ave. Suite 40 Naperville, IL 60563

Fresno: 7575 North Fresno St. Suite 575 Fresno, CA 93720

Sherman Oaks: 15301 Ventura Blvd B-100 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

North Brunswick: 630 US Highway One North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Orlando: 1800 Pembrook Drive Suite 160 Orlando, FL 32810

San Antonio: 1919 NW Loop 410 Suite 150 San Antonio, TX 78213

Milwaukee: 411 E. Wisconsin Ave. Ste 300 Milwaukee, WI 53202

Fort Lauderdale: 600 Corporate Dr. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Merrillville: 1000 East 80th Place Ste. 222 Mall Merrillville, IN 46410

Houston: 2000 West Loop South Suite 150 Houston, TX 77027

Downers Grove: Highland Landmark V 3005 Highland Pkwy. Ste. 100 Downers Grove, IL 60515

Chesapeake: 1317 Executive Blvd. Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320

San Diego: 2655 Camino Del Rio North Suite 201 San Diego, CA 92108

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Sandy: 9350 S. 150 E. Suite 420 Sandy, UT 84070

Tampa: 6700 Lakeview Center Drive Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33619

Atlanta: 100 Galleria Parkway SE Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30339

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

Nashville: 3343 Perimeter Hill Drive Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37211

Louisville: 10172 Linn Station Rd. Ste. 300 Louisville, KY 40223

Englewood: 6312 S. Fiddlers Green Cr. Suite 150E Englewood, CO 80111

Fort Worth: City Center Tower II, 301 Commerce Street Suite 2000 Fort Worth, TX 76102

Long Beach: 3880 Kilroy Airport Way Long Beach, CA 90806

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Denver: 1870 W. 122nd Ave. Denver, CO 80234

Kansas City: 1100 Main St. Suite 118 Kansas City, MO 64105

Mesa: 1201 South Alma School Road Suite 5450 Mesa, AZ 85210

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

Manassas: 10432 Balls Ford Road Suite 150 Manassas, VA 20109

Oklahoma City: 4013 Northwest Expressway Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Colorado Springs: 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Ste. 175 Jacksonville, FL 32256

Palmdale: One 39115 Trade Center Dr. Ste. 100 Palmdale, CA 93551

Dayton: 3610 Pentagon Blvd. Ste. 100 Dayton, OH 45431

Oxnard: 300 E. Esplanade Dr., Suite 100, Oxnard, CA 93036

Sugar Land: 14100 Southwest Frwy. Ste. 100 Sugar Land, TX 77478

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

Auburn: 3600 S 344th Way 0 Auburn, WA 98001

Rego Park: 99-21 Queens Blvd. Rego Park, NY 11374

Bellevue: 600 108th Ave. NE Suite 230 Bellevue, WA 98004

San Jose: 2160 Lundy Ave. Suite 250 San Jose, CA 95131

Bethesda: 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 100 N. Bethesda, MD 20814

Cherry Hill: 921 Haddonfield Road Ste. D Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Charlotte: 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 109 Charlotte, NC 28273

Morrisville: 1600 Perimeter Park Drive Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

Southfield: 26999 Central Park Blvd. Suite 125 Southfield, MI 48076

Glendale: 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. Ste. 104 Glendale, AZ 85305

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

Decatur: One West Court Square Ste 100 Decatur, GA 30030

Henderson: 2490 Paseo Verde Parkway Suite 150 Henderson, NV 89074

Gurnee: 1075 Tri-State Pkwy. Ste. 800 Gurnee, IL 60031

Elk Grove: 2216 Kausen Dr. Ste. 1 Elk Grove, CA 95758

Paramus: 35 Plaza Professional Center 81 Rte. 4 W. Ste. 102 Paramus, NJ 07652

Daly City: 2001 Junipero Serra Blvd. Suite 161 Daly City, CA 94014

Anaheim: 1900 S. State College Blvd. Suite 150 Anaheim, CA 92806

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

Cincinnati: 8800 Governor's Hill Drive Cincinnati, OH 45249

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

Programs : Criminal Justice Associate’s, Criminal Justice Bachelor, Law Enforcement Academics Certificate, and more..

Campus Locations :

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

Green Bay: 904 South Taylor St. Suite 100 Green Bay, WI 54303

Aurora: 2363 Sequoia Dr. Aurora, IL 60506

Circle Pines: 3629 95th Avenue Northeast Circle Pines, MN 55014

Topeka: 620 SW Governor View Topeka, KS 66606

New Port Richey: 8661 Citizens Drive New Port Richey, FL 34654

Minneapolis: 8301 93rd Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55445

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

Tampa: 4042 Park Oaks Blvd Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33610

Wausau: 1101 Westwood Drive Wausau, WI 54401

Fort Myers: 9160 Forum Corporate Parkway Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33905

Rockford: 6000 E State St 4th Floor Rockford, IL 61108

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

Romeoville: 1400 W. Normantown Road Romeoville, IL 60446

Lake Elmo: 8565 Eagle Point Circle Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

Bismarck: 1701 E. Century Ave. Bismarck, ND 58503

Saint Cloud: 226 Park Avenue South Saint Cloud, MN 56301

Ocala: 2100 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471

Lutz: 18600 Fernview Street Lutz, FL 33558

Mokena: 8650 West Spring Lake Road Mokena, IL 60448

Appleton: 3500 E. Destination Drive Suite 100 Appleton, WI 54915

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : AS in Criminal Justice, AAS in Criminal Justice, BS in Criminal Justice, and more..

Campus Locations :

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77041

Baton Rouge: 1900 N. Lobdell Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Little Rock: 19 Remington Road Little Rock, AR 72204

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Shreveport: 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118

Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Flexible career learning to fit your busy lifestyle - National American University.

Programs : Criminal Justice A.A.S., Criminal Justice B.S., Business Administration Emphasis in Pre-Law B.S., and more..

Campus Locations :

: , NC

Allen: 1101 Central Expressway S. Allen, TX 75013

Overland Park: 10310 Mastin Overland Park, KS 66212

Denver: 1325 South Colorado Boulevard Suite 100 Denver, CO 80222

Littleton: 8242 S. University Blvd. Ste. 100 Littleton, CO 80122

Albuquerque: 10131 Coors Blvd NW Suite I-01 Albuquerque, NM 87114

Rapid City: 5301 South Highway 16 Rapid City, SD 57701

Houston: 1511 Katy Freeway Suite 600 Houston, TX 77079

Lees Summit: 401 NW Murray Road Lees Summit, MO 64081

Colorado Springs: 1915 Jamboree Drive Suite 185 Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Independence: 3620 Arrowhead Avenue Independence, MO 64057

Sioux Falls: 5801 South Corporate Place Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Mesquite: 18600 LBJ Freeway Mesquite, TX 75150

Kansas City: 7490 NW 87th Street Kansas City, MO 64153

Lewisville: 475 State Highway 121 Bypass Lewisville, TX 75067

Wichita: 7309 E 21st Street N Suite G40 Wichita, KS 67206

Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.

Programs : Criminal Justice (A), Criminal Justice: Major in Administration (B), and more..

Campus Locations :

Annandale: 7619 Little River Turnpike Suite 500 Annandale, VA 22003

Los Angeles: 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90010

Arlington: 1901 North Ft. Myer Arlington, VA 22209

Torrance: 19700 S. Vermont Ave. Suite 100 Torrance, CA 90502

Anaheim: 1551 S. Douglass Road Anaheim, CA 92806

Upland: 20 West 7th Street Upland, CA 91786

Chicago: 1 North State Street, Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60602

Calumet City: 80 River Oaks Center Calumet City, IL 60409

Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.

Programs : Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Hybrid), Criminal Justice, MA, Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice (Hybrid), and more..

Campus Locations :

Orlando: 5600 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32807

Port Saint Lucie: 10330 South U.S. 1 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

Daytona Beach: 1800 Business Park Blvd Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Tallahassee: 1700 Halstead Blvd Bldg. 2 Tallahassee, FL 32309

Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805

Tampa: 5002 West Waters Ave Tampa, FL 33634

Fort Lauderdale: 1500 W. Commercial Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Pembroke Pines: 1640 SW 145 Avenue Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

West Palm Beach: 2085 Vista Parkway West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Saint Petersburg: 1208 Blue Heron Boulevard, Suite A, Saint Petersburg, FL 33716

Miami: 2101 NW 117th Avenue Miami, FL 33172

Melbourne: 900 S. Babcock St. Melbourne, FL 32901

Jacksonville: 6700 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 400 Jacksonville, FL 32216

New Port Richey: 6014 US Highway 19 North, Suite 250, New Port Richey, FL 34652

Fort Myers: 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33905

For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.

Programs : Criminal Justice, AA (Online), Criminal Justice, BA (Online), Homeland Security, BA (Online), and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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