Criminal Justice Degree at San Jose State University

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Criminal Justice Degree

The criminal justice degree program at San Jose State University prepares students for instruction that focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes, and its legal and public policy contexts. Students who graduate from the criminal justice degree program will have knowledge in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer criminal justice degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. San Jose State University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree184
Master's Degree11

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male98
Female97

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian33
Black6
Hispanic79
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders2
White51
Multiple Races7
Non Resident Alien2
Unknown15

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Criminal Justice program at San Jose State University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers

Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, first-line supervisors of police and detectives employment is expected to grow at a rate of 4.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 120
    • Average Hourly Rate: $76.04
    • Average Annual Salary: $158160

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Criminal Justice Programs in California

Criminal Justice programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

California State University - East Bay

Hayward, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 200 students completed this program

Programs

  • Criminal Justice (B)

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 250 students completed this program

Programs

  • Criminal Justice (B)

California State University - Stanislaus

Turlock, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 150 students completed this program

Programs

  • Criminal Justice (B,M)

Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 97 students completed this program

Programs

  • Criminal Justice (B)

California State University - Sacramento

Sacramento, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 430 students completed this program

Programs

  • Criminal Justice (B,M)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
55.22%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
76%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
27:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,245