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

Campus Locations :

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

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

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

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

New York: 180 Madison Ave. Suite 900 New York, NY 10016

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

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

Houston: 11125 Equity Drive Houston, TX 77041

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

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

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

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

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

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

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

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

Tampa: 3030 North Rocky Point Drive West Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33607

Orlando: 1800 Pembrook Drive Suite 160 Orlando, FL 32810

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

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

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

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

Kansas City: 11224 Holmes Rd. Kansas City, MO 64131

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

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

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

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

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

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

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

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

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

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago: 225 West Washington Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60606

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

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

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

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

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

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

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 :

Atlanta: 1100 Spring Street Suite 102 Atlanta, GA 30309

Anaheim: 1551 S. Douglass Road Anaheim, CA 92806

Upland: 20 West 7th Street Upland, CA 91786

Arlington: 1901 North Ft. Myer Arlington, VA 22209

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

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

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

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

Woodridge: 7155 Janes Ave Woodridge, IL 60517

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

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 :

Wausau: 1101 Westwood Drive Wausau, WI 54401

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

Minneapolis: 4400 West 78th Street 6th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55435

Ocala: 2100 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

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

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

Lutz: 18600 Fernview Street Lutz, FL 33558

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

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

Mokena: 8650 West Spring Lake Road Mokena, IL 60448

Romeoville: 1400 W. Normantown Road Romeoville, IL 60446

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

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

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

Topeka: 620 SW Governor View Topeka, KS 66606

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

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

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Programs : Criminal Justice, and more..

Campus Locations :

Cuyahoga Falls: 2545 Bailey Road Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Dayton: 555 E. Alex-Bell Road Dayton, OH 45459

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

Ravenna: 653 Enterprise Parkway Ravenna, OH 44266

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

Programs : Criminal Justice, BA, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Hybrid), Master of Arts in Criminal Justice-Homeland Security, and more..

Campus Locations :

Orlando: 5600 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32807

Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

Tampa: 5002 West Waters Ave Tampa, FL 33634

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

Miami: 2101 NW 117th Avenue Miami, FL 33172

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

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 (AS), Criminal Justice (MS), Criminal Justice (BS), and more..

Campus Locations :

Cleveland: 4743 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44128

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

Novi: 41555 Twelve Mile Road Novi, MI 48377

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

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

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

Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406

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

Montgomery: 5355 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36116

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

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Technical Institute.

Programs : Criminal Justice, and more..

Campus Locations :

Somerville: 5 Middlesex Ave Somerville, MA 02145

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

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs : BS in Criminal Justice, AA in Criminal Justice, Masters in Criminal Justice: Command College, and more..

Campus Locations :

Lynchburg: 1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA 24502

Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Programs : AS - Criminal Justice, and more..

Campus Locations :

Plymouth Meeting: 220 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 100 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Pittsburgh: 10 Parkway Center Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Harrisburg: 449 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 100 Harrisburg, PA 17111

Old Forge: 1000 Meade Street Old Forge, PA 18518

Tarentum: 100 Pittsburgh Mills Circle Suite 100 Tarentum, PA 15084

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