Criminal Justice Schools
In Columbia, Missouri

The city of Columbia has only one school where criminal justice faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of criminal justice and criminal justice education in Columbia, which includes criminal justice training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice
  • Masters degree in Criminal Justice


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. Missouri Criminal Justice Employment

Columbia 620
Missouri 33,680

Exactly 620 of Missouri's 33,190 criminal justice professionals work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of criminal justice professionals in Columbia has grown by 77%. Overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. Missouri Criminal Justice employment growth

35,180 35,150 34,390 34,860 33,190
350 260 340 360 620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Missouri
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Criminal Justice VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$36,373 $30,443 $31,063 $28,430 $32,025
$33,560 $35,700 $36,610 $37,570 $36,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminal Justice in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

Salaries for criminal justice professionals in Columbia have decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $32,025 per year was earned by criminal justice professionals in Columbia. Criminal justice professionals in Columbia made a yearly average salary of $36,373, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of criminal justice professionals in Columbia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in Columbia

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Criminal justice professionals in Columbia make a median yearly salary of $28,330. The 10% of criminal justice professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $21,170 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 140% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Criminal justice professionals and related professions in Columbia

Homeland Security
Criminal Justice

Criminal justice professional salaries in Columbia are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Criminal Justice schools in Columbia


Many of Columbia's criminal justice professionals are graduates of the only accredited criminal justice school in the city.

Criminal Justice Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in criminal justice offered by Columbia's criminal justice schools.

Student Completed Criminal Justice Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 353 students completed criminal justice courses in 2010.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in Columbia, Missouri

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