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Statistics From SurveysStatistics From Surveys

Stats here are for those who have completed the program. Of those starting the program, 5 out of 8 (63%) of people surveyed successfully completed it.

Survey QuestionAverage
Program Completion Time16 month(s)
Attended School Mostly Full-Time80%
Program Difficulty (1-100)76
Satisfied With the School80%
Well-Prepared for Career60%
Would Choose Program Again60%
Career is Directly Related to Program60%
Easy to Find Job80%
How Long to Find First Job2 month(s)
Working Mostly Full-Time80%
Salary (Not Necessarily Full-Time)$32,500
Salary Met Expectations72%
Trouble Making Loan Payments40%
Satisfied With the Career64%

Schools Offering This Program, by StateSchools Offering This Program, by State

(Offering certificates of less than two years of study)

AZ • CA • FL • IA • IL • ME • MI • MN • MO • MT • NE • NJ • NM • NY • OH • OK • OR • PA • TX • VA • WA • WY

► Common Careers for this Major▼ Common Careers for this Major

People getting a certificate in this major often choose among careers such as (among others):

  • First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
  • Correctional Officers and Jailers

Why did people choose this program of study?Why did people choose this program of study?

"I wanted to further my career in the police field. I work as a correctional officer and now want to be a Sheriff."
"My husband and I liked the idea of working together and of working in our home so that we could both take care of our two young children. We also both had experience in working with youth who had emotional and behavioral disabilities and we were very impressed with the treatment program used by the company we would be working for. Having three weeks of training was a huge benefit."
"Always wanted to be a cop and corrections was the first step in the process. Tired of being layed off and wanted to have a job that was steady."
"I want to eventually go into law enforcement, but wanted to pursue this career as a test first. I believe it can help me have a leg up if I continue to seek a law enforcement career."
"The program was interesting to me as I had family in the field. I also had several friends who attended and were pleased."

What surprised people about this program of study?What surprised people about this program of study?

"Criminal Justice was overall very hard for me because I excelled mainly in the science and math field. Going into Criminal Justice was because I couldn't make up my mind. Once I got in, writing was very difficult for me but to get my certificate was a very big accomplishment for me to further my goal."
"I would say that I was most surprised by how long we stayed in that job. It was supposed to be something we did for a couple of years while our children were very young and for some experience. We ended up enjoying the job so much and having so much success at it that we stayed for 6 years. Comparatively the average stay for most people in this kind of treatment program was 2 years."
"If I had know ahead of time I would have found another vocation. I was surprised how easy it was and how hard to keep a level head around inmates. I was surprised that was others can do to people around them. The hate by prisoners toward his fellow man was mind boggling."
"I was surprised at how much behavior sciences training went into this field of study. If I had known that before, I would have taken a few additional classes prior in order to better prepare."
"The amount of paperwork involved and book work. I expected a more hand on experience."