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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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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 :

Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406

Montgomery: 5355 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36116

Cleveland: 4743 Richmond Road Cleveland, OH 44128

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

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

Novi: 41555 Twelve Mile Road Novi, MI 48377

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

Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

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

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

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

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, MA

Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

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

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

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

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

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

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

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

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

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

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Tucson: 300 South Craycroft Road Tucson, AZ 85711

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

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

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

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

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

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

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

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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

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

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

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

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

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

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

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

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

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

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

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

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

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

Programs : Diploma - Criminal Justice, Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice, Bachelor - Criminal Justice, and more..

Campus Locations :

Dallas: 6060 N. Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75206

Colorado Springs: 1815 Jet Wing Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80916

Tacoma: 2156 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402

Portland: 425 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97204

Everett: 906 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 600 Everett, WA 98208

Denver: 9065 Grant St. Denver, CO 80229

Ontario: 1819 S. Excise Avenue Ontario, CA 91761

Bremerton: 155 Washington Avenue Suite 200 Bremerton, WA 98337

LA Puente: 12801 Crossroads Parkway South LA Puente, CA 91746

Anaheim: 511 North Brookhurst Suite 300 Anaheim, CA 92801

San Bernardino: 217 E. Club Center Drive Suite A San Bernardino, CA 92408

Aurora: 14280 E. Jewell Ave. Ste 100 Aurora, CO 80012

Newport News: 803 Diligence Dr. Newport News, VA 23606

Henderson: 170 N. Stephanie Street 1st Floor Henderson, NV 89074

Santa Ana: 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92703

Reseda: 18040 Sherman Way Ste. 400 Reseda, CA 91335

Chesapeake: 825 Greenbier Circle #100 Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320

Gardena: 1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Suite 275 Gardena, CA 90247

Los Angeles: 3000 S. Robertson Blvd. Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90034

Kansas City: 1740 W. 92nd Street Kansas City, MO 64114

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 :

Overland Park: 10310 Mastin Overland Park, KS 66212

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

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

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

Independence: 3620 Arrowhead Avenue Independence, MO 64057

Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.

Programs : Criminal Justice (Associate's), Paralegal (Associate's), and more..

Campus Locations :

Rochester: 1630 Portland Ave Rochester, NY 14621

Norcross: 1750 Beaver Ruin Rd Suite 500 Norcross, GA 30093

Pittsburgh: 100 Forbes Ave Suite 1200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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 :

Salida: 5260 Pirrone Court Salida, CA 95368

San Francisco: 350 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105

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

Salinas: 1450 N. Main Street Salinas, CA 93906

Fresno: 255 West Bullard Avenue Fresno, CA 93704

Milpitas: 341 Great Mall Parkway Milpitas, CA 95035

Concord: 5130 Commercial Circle Concord, CA 94520

Portland: 6035 NE 78th Court Portland, OR 97218

Honolulu: 1500 Kapiolani Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96814

Roseville: 7 Sierra Gate Plaza Roseville, CA 95678

Hayward: 25500 Industrial Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545

Stockton: 1605 East March Lane Stockton, CA 95210

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

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

Campus Locations :

Houston: 3110 Hayes Rd. Suite 380 Houston, TX 77082

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

Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Shreveport: 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612

Little Rock: 19 Remington Road Little Rock, AR 72204

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

  Vatterott College is dedicated to providing students opportunities to gain the hands-on skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.

Programs : Criminal Justice, and more..

Campus Locations :

Saint Joseph: 3131 Frederick Ave. Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Oklahoma City: 4621 N.W. 23rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73127

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, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice-Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, MA, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

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

Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805

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

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

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

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

Houston: 11125 Equity Drive Houston, TX 77041

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

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

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

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

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

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

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

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

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

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

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

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

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

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

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

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

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

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