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
Virginia Commonwealth University offers 13 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 695 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 628 Bachelor's degrees, 56 Master's degrees, and 11 Certificates.
Eastern Kentucky University offers 44 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 929 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 625 Bachelor's degrees, 201 Master's degrees, 80 Certificates, and 23 Associate's degrees.
University of Richmond offers 6 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 149 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 122 Doctoral degrees, 13 Certificates, 7 Bachelor's degrees, and 7 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA||23 : 1||29,757|
|Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY||26 : 1||14,980|
|J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA||75 : 1||8,711|
|University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA||9 : 1||3,914|
|John Tyler Community College Chester, VA||89 : 1||10,152|
|Virginia State University Petersburg, VA||17 : 1||4,365|
|Indiana University-East Richmond, IN||37 : 1||3,766|
|Virginia Union University Richmond, VA||20 : 1||1,451|
|South University-Richmond Glen Allen, VA||28 : 1||444|
|Randolph-Macon College Ashland, VA||14 : 1||1,543|