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
SUNY at Albany offers 5 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 356 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 288 Bachelor's degrees, 39 Master's degrees, 24 Certificates, and 5 Doctoral degrees.
Excelsior College offers 24 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 286 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 171 Bachelor's degrees, 78 Master's degrees, 32 Associate's degrees, and 5 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Albany Technical College Albany, GA||36 : 1||3,285|
|SUNY at Albany Albany, NY||26 : 1||17,544|
|Excelsior College Albany, NY||25,245|
|Albany Law School Albany, NY||14 : 1||534|
|Schenectady County Community College Schenectady, NY||95 : 1||4,732|
|Albany State University Albany, GA||31 : 1||6,122|
|Bryant & Stratton College-Albany Albany, NY||46 : 1||418|
|The College of Saint Rose Albany, NY||23 : 1||4,004|
|Russell Sage College Troy, NY||20 : 1||2,448|
|Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus Albany, NY||33 : 1||360|
|Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR||43 : 1||5,533|
|Siena College Loudonville, NY||15 : 1||3,296|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY||16 : 1||7,528|