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!
Portland State University offers 5 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 191 Criminal Justice/Safety Studies students graduated with students earning 180 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Portland State University Portland, OR||33 : 1||25,321|
|Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR||42 : 1||6,093|
|Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay, OR||40 : 1||2,053|
|Portland Community College Portland, OR||69 : 1||27,650|
|Central Oregon Community College Bend, OR||38 : 1||4,818|
|Blue Mountain Community College Pendleton, OR||28 : 1||1,559|
|Treasure Valley Community College Ontario, OR||44 : 1||1,721|
|Chemeketa Community College Salem, OR||49 : 1||9,347|
|Tillamook Bay Community College Tillamook, OR||52 : 1||521|
|Lane Community College Eugene, OR||47 : 1||8,861|
|Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR||43 : 1||5,533|
|Rogue Community College Grants Pass, OR||66 : 1||4,634|
|Clatsop Community College Astoria, OR||28 : 1||786|