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
St Petersburg College offers 35 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 599 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 362 Certificates, 120 Associate's degrees, and 117 Bachelor's degrees.
University of South Florida-Main Campus offers 7 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 330 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 289 Bachelor's degrees, 38 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL||85 : 1||28,853|
|University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL||34 : 1||44,246|
|Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL||75 : 1||22,404|
|The University of Tampa Tampa, FL||26 : 1||9,628|
|Strayer University-Florida Tampa, FL||442 : 1||2,210|
|Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey, FL||73 : 1||11,672|
|University of South Florida-St Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL||31 : 1||4,448|
|South University-Tampa Tampa, FL||35 : 1||850|
|Florida College Temple Terrace, FL||15 : 1||538|
|Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg, FL||742|
|Aparicio-Levy Technical College Tampa, FL||542|