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
Mississippi College offers 35 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 185 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 116 Doctoral degrees, 55 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Master's degrees, and 5 Certificates.
University of Mississippi offers 9 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 446 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 319 Bachelor's degrees, 108 Doctoral degrees, and 19 Master's degrees.
University of Southern Mississippi offers 11 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 110 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 104 Bachelor's degrees, 4 Master's degrees, and 2 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Mississippi College Clinton, MS||22 : 1||4,733|
|University of Mississippi University, MS||19 : 1||21,617|
|University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS||21 : 1||14,133|
|Hinds Community College Raymond, MS||28 : 1||11,827|
|Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS||32 : 1||4,768|
|Holmes Community College Goodman, MS||41 : 1||5,529|
|Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS||32 : 1||8,954|
|Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena, MS||20 : 1||2,147|
|Jackson State University Jackson, MS||21 : 1||7,020|
|Delta State University Cleveland, MS||24 : 1||3,751|
|Meridian Community College Meridian, MS||25 : 1||3,402|
|Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS||30 : 1||3,113|
|Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS||27 : 1||5,157|
|Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS||35 : 1||7,537|
|East Mississippi Community College Scooba, MS||39 : 1||3,832|
|Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS||23 : 1||22,226|
|Alcorn State University Alcorn State, MS||22 : 1||3,523|
|Coahoma Community College Clarksdale, MS||23 : 1||1,808|
|Mississippi Delta Community College Moorhead, MS||25 : 1||2,516|
|Strayer University-Mississippi Jackson, MS||625 : 1||625|