These days getting a degree in criminal justice is becoming more widely popular. This is because a criminal justice degree is a good launching pad for other career paths, and because more law enforcement agencies are requiring some college credit in order to qualify for specific positions. A criminal justice program will teach individuals research methods, statistics, corrections, criminal law, and give students a background knowledge on how the institutions function.
Jobs an individual with a criminal justice degree may obtain include but aren’t limited to probation officer, forensic science technician, police officer, corrections officer, detective, warden, security guard, crime scene investigator, and state trooper. If you’re interested in any of these rewarding careers, get started on your criminal justice degree!
University of Southern Mississippi offers 8 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 74 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies students graduated with students earning 69 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Master's degrees, and 2 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS||21 : 1||14,133|
|Jackson State University Jackson, MS||21 : 1||7,020|
|Delta State University Cleveland, MS||24 : 1||3,751|
|Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena, MS||20 : 1||2,147|
|Alcorn State University Alcorn State, MS||22 : 1||3,523|
|Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead, MS||25 : 1||2,516|
|Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS||30 : 1||3,113|
|Coahoma Community College Clarksdale, MS||23 : 1||1,808|
|Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville, MS||30 : 1||3,606|
|Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS||27 : 1||5,157|
|Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain, MS||22 : 1||821|