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
University of Missouri-Kansas City offers 8 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 292 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 137 Doctoral degrees, 108 Bachelor's degrees, and 47 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Park University Parkville, MO||97 : 1||11,415|
|Grantham University Lenexa, KS||228 : 1||7,079|
|University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO||28 : 1||16,388|
|Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS||57 : 1||18,278|
|Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS||39 : 1||5,998|
|Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Kansas City, MO||65 : 1||15,770|
|Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO||23 : 1||2,990|
|University of Saint Mary Leavenworth, KS||17 : 1||1,240|
|Avila University Kansas City, MO||23 : 1||1,526|
|National American University-Overland Park Overland Park, KS||14|
|DeVry University-Missouri Kansas City, MO||70 : 1||70|