Criminal Justice Schools In Iowa

Iowa has 34 accredited criminal justice schools where criminal justice faculty who teach criminal justice classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of criminal justice and criminal justice training in Iowa, which 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


Schools

  1. Briar Cliff University

    3303 Rebecca St, Sioux City, Iowa 51104

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  2. Buena Vista University

    610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588

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  3. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

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  4. Dordt College

    498 4th Ave NE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250-1697

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  5. University of Dubuque

    2000 University Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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  6. Ellsworth Community College

    1100 College Ave, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126

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  7. Eastern Iowa Community College District

    306 W River Dr, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1221

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  8. Graceland University-Lamoni

    1 University Place, Lamoni, Iowa 50140

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  9. Grand View University

    1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

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  10. Kaplan University-Mason City Campus

    Plaza West 2570 4th Street SW, Mason City, Iowa 50401

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  11. Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus

    3165 Edgewood Parkway SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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  12. Hawkeye Community College

    1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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  13. Indian Hills Community College

    525 Grandview, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

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  14. Iowa Central Community College

    One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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  15. Iowa Lakes Community College

    19 S 7th St, Estherville, Iowa 51334-2295

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  16. Iowa Wesleyan College

    601 N Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641

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  17. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

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  18. Kirkwood Community College

    6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2068

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  19. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  20. Marshalltown Community College

    3700 S Center St, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

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  21. Mount Mercy University

    1330 Elmhurst Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-4797

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  22. Ashford University

    400 N Bluff Blvd, Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967

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  23. North Iowa Area Community College

    500 College Dr, Mason City, Iowa 50401

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  24. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  25. Simpson College

    701 North C St, Indianola, Iowa 50125

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  26. Southeastern Community College in West Burlington

    1500 West Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa 52655-0180

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  27. Upper Iowa University

    605 Washington St, Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857

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  28. Western Iowa Tech Community College

    4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199

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  29. Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

    1801 E Kimberly Rd Ste 1, Davenport, Iowa 52807

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  30. Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus

    7009 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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  31. Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus

    4655 121st Street, Urbandale, Iowa 50323

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  32. Kaplan University-Council Bluffs Campus

    1751 Madison Avenue, Suite 750, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-5289

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  33. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Clive

    1860 NW 118th St, Ste 110, Clive, Iowa 50325

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  34. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Cedar Rapids

    3735 Queen Ct SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Criminal Justice Employment

Iowa 11,880
National 1,897,220

Of all of the criminal justice professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Iowa state.

Employment Growth for Criminal justice professionals In Iowa

12,120 11,740 11,920 11,000 11,840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of criminal justice professionals is shrinking in Iowa. In 2010 there were 280 less criminal justice professionals working in Iowa than there were in 2006. This represents a 2% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of criminal justice professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of criminal justice professionals has grown by 2% from 2006 to 2010.

Criminal Justice VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$35,993 $38,890 $41,465 $44,162 $38,025
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminal Justice
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by criminal justice professionals is increasing in Iowa. The mean salary for criminal justice professionals in 2006 was $35,993 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $38,025 per year.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$24,623
25th percentile
$29,395
50th percentile
$36,693
75th percentile
$43,647
90th percentile
$55,622

This represents a 5% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Iowa state, within the field of criminal justice, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid criminal justice professionals earn 126% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Criminal justice professionals and related professions in Iowa

Criminal Justice
$37,640
Criminology
$63,300
Forensic Science
$57,740
Homeland Security
$39,343
Paralegal
$38,145

Criminal justice professionals in Iowa earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Criminal Justice programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa

associate
20
bachelor
27
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total55

As the number of criminal justice professionals is decreasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 34 accredited criminal justice schools in Iowa state is increasing. In 2006 there were 2,486 criminal justice graduates from criminal justice courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 2,573 graduates.

Thus there was a 3% percent increase in the number of criminal justice school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. A majority of these graduates, or 49%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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