You were always the person in your group of friends who followed the rules, never TPing, prank phone calling, staying out past curfew, or even speeding 3 mph over the limit. And to this very day, you refuse to put a toe out of line. You’re already a hardcore follower of every letter of the law, so why not get paid it?
Your options in criminal justice are far and wide — and jobs in this field are on the rise. In fact, police and detective jobs are forecasted to rise by 10% now until 2018,* and cybersecurity is more in demand as technology advances and integrates itself into society. Average salary varies greatly depending on the discipline you are interested in (e.g., $27,000 average security guard salary to $75,000 average homicide detective salary).*
Your passion to protect, service, and investigate exists without a question. Now all it takes is putting that into motion. You see what is right and wrong — and you want to fix the wrong to make the community a safer place. How you do it is up to you. Start your path to criminal justice today.*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook *Satisfaction in the Practice of Law: Findings from a Long-Term Study of Attorneys' Careers
Columbia Southern University offers 20 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, private for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 1,959 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 889 Associate's degrees, 772 Bachelor's degrees, 289 Master's degrees, and 9 Certificates.
The University of Alabama offers 14 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 455 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 221 Bachelor's degrees, 136 Doctoral degrees, and 98 Master's degrees.
Samford University offers 10 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 181 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 135 Doctoral degrees, 30 Master's degrees, 8 Bachelor's degrees, and 8 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL||72 : 1||20,034|
|Troy University Troy, AL||31 : 1||16,436|
|Faulkner University Montgomery, AL||25 : 1||3,036|
|The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL||25 : 1||38,100|
|University of North Alabama Florence, AL||28 : 1||7,702|
|Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL||59 : 1||8,711|
|Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL||26 : 1||9,021|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL||24 : 1||22,080|
|Samford University Birmingham, AL||15 : 1||5,692|
|University of South Alabama Mobile, AL||25 : 1||14,397|
|George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Hanceville, AL||42 : 1||4,985|
|Miles College Fairfield, AL||19 : 1||1,456|
|Alabama State University Montgomery, AL||19 : 1||4,190|
|Northeast Alabama Community College Rainsville, AL||53 : 1||2,981|
|Auburn University at Montgomery Montgomery, AL||24 : 1||5,188|
|South University-Montgomery Montgomery, AL||77 : 1||307|
|Chattahoochee Valley Community College Phenix City, AL||37 : 1||1,592|
|Gadsden State Community College Gadsden, AL||35 : 1||4,599|
|Alabama A & M University Normal, AL||26 : 1||6,172|
|Talladega College Talladega, AL||30 : 1||1,239|