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!
New Mexico State University-Main Campus offers 4 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 168 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies students graduated with students earning 156 Bachelor's degrees, and 12 Master's degrees.
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus offers 2 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 34 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies students graduated with students earning 34 Bachelor's degrees.
Western New Mexico University offers 6 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 36 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies students graduated with students earning 30 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Associate's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces, NM||23 : 1||14,296|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Portales, NM||35 : 1||5,685|
|Western New Mexico University Silver City, NM||35 : 1||3,193|
|New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, NM||21 : 1||2,787|
|National American University-Albuquerque West Albuquerque, NM|
|Northern New Mexico College Espanola, NM||24 : 1||1,119|
|University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus Gallup, NM||42 : 1||2,487|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell, NM||50 : 1||2,256|
|New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM||64 : 1||8,054|
|Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, NM||56 : 1||4,110|
|New Mexico State University-Grants Grants, NM||58 : 1||813|
|New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Carlsbad, NM||57 : 1||1,921|
|New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Alamogordo, NM||50 : 1||1,537|
|Luna Community College Las Vegas, NM||42 : 1||1,043|
|Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College Ruidoso, NM||112 : 1||673|
|University of New Mexico-Taos Campus Ranchos de Taos, NM||60 : 1||1,143|