Criminal Justice Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

Criminal Justice faculty can choose to work at one of 6 criminal justice schools in Columbia. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the criminal justice academic community in Columbia, and the future trends. Academia in criminal justice includes criminal justice training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Criminal Justice Employment

Columbia 7,940
South Carolina 27,270

Exactly 7,780 of the 26,840 criminal justice professionals employed in South Carolina, work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of criminal justice professionals in Columbia has grown by 21%. As the number of criminal justice professionals in Columbia has increased, overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Criminal Justice employment growth

24,720 26,290 26,700 27,770 26,840
6,450 6,780 7,060 5,350 7,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Criminal Justice VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$36,518 $36,967 $35,770 $40,390 $39,558
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminal Justice in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

In Columbia, salaries for criminal justice professionals have increased. Columbia criminal justice professionals made $39,558 per year, on average, in 2010. Criminal justice professionals in Columbia made a yearly average salary of $36,518, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in Columbia

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Criminal justice professionals in Columbia make a median yearly salary of $34,430. The difference in pay between the criminal justice professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 157%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $25,456 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $65,488 per year.

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


There are 6 accredited criminal justice schools in the city. Many of Columbia's criminal justice professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Criminal Justice Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 5 degree and certificate programs in criminal justice offered by Columbia's criminal justice schools.

Student Completed Criminal Justice Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 206 students completed criminal justice courses in 2010.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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