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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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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, IA

Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

Jacksonville: 9775 Crosshill Blvd. Suite 104 Jacksonville, FL 32222

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

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

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

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

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

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

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

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

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

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

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

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

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

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

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

Tucson: 555 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

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

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

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

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

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

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

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

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

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

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

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

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

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

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

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

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

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

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

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

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 :

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

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

Arlington: 1901 North Ft. Myer Arlington, VA 22209

Anaheim: 1551 S. Douglass Road Anaheim, CA 92806

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

Atlanta: 2309 Parklake Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30345

Upland: 20 West 7th Street Upland, CA 91786

Chicago: 8501 W. Higgins Road Chicago, IL 60631

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

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 :

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

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

Cleveland: 4743 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44128

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

Montgomery: 5355 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36116

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

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

Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406

Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

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 :

Mokena: 8650 West Spring Lake Road Mokena, IL 60448

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

Aurora: 2363 Sequoia Dr. Aurora, IL 60506

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

Minneapolis: 8301 93rd Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55445

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

Topeka: 620 SW Governor View Topeka, KS 66606

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

Romeoville: 1400 W. Normantown Road Romeoville, IL 60446

Ocala: 2100 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471

Lutz: 18600 Fernview Street Lutz, FL 33558

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

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

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

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

Wausau: 1101 Westwood Drive Wausau, WI 54401

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

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

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

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

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

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

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

Career-focused education for real‐world results.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

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

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

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

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

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

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

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

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

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

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

Houston: 11125 Equity Drive Houston, TX 77041

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

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

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

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

Orlando: 1800 Pembrook Drive Suite 160 Orlando, FL 32810

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

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

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

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

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

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

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

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

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

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

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

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

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

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

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

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

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

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

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

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

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

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

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

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

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

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

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

Programs : PhD in Criminal Justice - Public Management and Leadership-Advanced, PhD in Criminal Justice - Online Teaching in Higher Education-Advanced, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Crime and Criminals, and more..

Campus Locations :

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The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.

Programs : AAS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice, BS in Justice Studies - Criminal Justice, AAS, Legal Studies, and more..

Campus Locations :

Little Falls: 44 Rifle Camp Road Little Falls, NJ 07424

New York: 3 East 43 Street New York, NY 10017

Woodbridge: 430 Rahway Avenue Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Paramus: 64 East Midland Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652

Newark: 536 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102

White Plains: 99 Church Street White Plains, NY 10601

Dover: 1 West Blackwell Street Dover, NJ 07801

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 :

Old Forge: 1000 Meade Street Old Forge, PA 18518

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

Pittsburgh: 10 Parkway Center Pittsburgh, PA 15220

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

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

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