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
National University offers 25 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 458 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 271 Bachelor's degrees, 179 Master's degrees, 7 Certificates, and 1 Associate's degree.
University of San Diego offers 18 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 657 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 348 Master's degrees, 181 Doctoral degrees, and 128 Certificates.
Supported by a large military city that is always looking for new and improved ways to serve justice, SDSU’s Criminal Justice program is one of the most formidable pathways to success laid out for Aztecs. Law enforcement programs are among the school’s top fields of study, with 6% of all graduates coming from related majors including Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting. Housed in SDSU’s School of Public Affairs, the Criminal Justice program prepares students for public-sector careers in law, policing, crime control, and criminal justice policy. The program offers prison tours and an honor society. It also requires internships, guiding students to see and understand the real-world applications of theories they learn in class.
Alliant International University-San Diego offers 5 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 22 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 14 Doctoral degrees, 4 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|National University La Jolla, CA||67 : 1||16,670|
|San Diego Miramar College San Diego, CA||112 : 1||14,127|
|Southwestern College Chula Vista, CA||97 : 1||19,231|
|Grossmont College El Cajon, CA||63 : 1||16,958|
|University of San Diego San Diego, CA||19 : 1||9,181|
|Palomar College San Marcos, CA||76 : 1||23,874|
|San Diego State University San Diego, CA||37 : 1||35,544|
|California Western School of Law San Diego, CA||23 : 1||793|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law San Diego, CA||22 : 1||219|
|California State University-San Marcos San Marcos, CA||41 : 1||16,053|
|MiraCosta College Oceanside, CA||70 : 1||12,992|
|Alliant International University-San Diego San Diego, CA||32 : 1||3,536|
|San Diego City College San Diego, CA||71 : 1||14,056|
|University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA||28 : 1||38,736|
|Cuyamaca College El Cajon, CA||74 : 1||8,697|
|Advanced Training Associates El Cajon, CA||27 : 1||82|