Criminal Justice Schools In Mississippi

Mississippi has 20 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 Mississippi, which includes criminal justice training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Alcorn State University

    1000 ASU Dr Ste 359, Alcorn State, Mississippi 39096-7500

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  2. Coahoma Community College

    3240 Friars Point Rd, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614

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  3. Copiah-Lincoln Community College

    1001 Co-Lin Lane, Wesson, Mississippi 39191

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  4. Delta State University

    Hwy 8 West, Cleveland, Mississippi 38733

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  5. Hinds Community College

    505 East Main Street, Raymond, Mississippi 39154

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  6. Holmes Community College

    #1 Hill St, Goodman, Mississippi 39079

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  7. Itawamba Community College

    602 W Hill St, Fulton, Mississippi 38843-1099

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  8. Jackson State University

    1440 J R Lynch St, Jackson, Mississippi 39217

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  9. Mississippi Delta Community College

    Hwy 3 and Cherry St, Moorhead, Mississippi 38761

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  10. University of Mississippi Main Campus

    Oxford, Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677-1848

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  11. Mississippi Valley State University

    14000 Highway 82 West, Itta Bena, Mississippi 38941-1400

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  12. Mississippi College

    200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, Mississippi 39058

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  13. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

    51 Main Street, Perkinston, Mississippi 39573

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  14. Northeast Mississippi Community College

    101 Cunningham Blvd, Booneville, Mississippi 38829

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  15. Northwest Mississippi Community College

    4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714

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  16. University of Southern Mississippi

    118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001

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  17. Virginia College-Jackson

    4795 Interstate 55 N, Jackson, Mississippi 39206-4026

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  18. Virginia College-Biloxi

    920 Cedar Lake Rd-Ste C, Biloxi, Mississippi 39532

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  19. ITT Technical Institute in Madison, MI

    382 Galleria Pkwy Ste 100, Madison, Mississippi 39110

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  20. Strayer University-Mississippi

    460 Briarwood Dr, Jackson, Mississippi 39206

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Criminal Justice Employment

Mississippi 18,900
National 1,897,220

Approximately 1% of the country's criminal justice professionals work in Mississippi state.

Employment Growth for Criminal justice professionals In Mississippi

18,690 19,480 19,210 18,810 18,700
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Mississippi, the field of criminal justice is growing. 10 more criminal justice professionals were working in Mississippi in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of criminal justice professionals has grown by 0%. This is slower than the trend for criminal justice professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of criminal justice professionals has grown by 2% between 2006 and 2010.

Criminal Justice VS. All Professions salaries in Mississippi

$27,086 $31,533 $33,801 $33,074 $27,413
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminal Justice
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to criminal justice professionals are growing in Mississippi. The mean salary for criminal justice professionals in 2006 was $27,086 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $27,413 per year.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in Mississippi

10th percentile
$18,258
25th percentile
$20,577
50th percentile
$24,347
75th percentile
$32,118
90th percentile
$42,817

Thus, criminal justice professionals' salaries grew by 1% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Mississippi, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of criminal justice. The pay differential between the highest paid criminal justice professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 135%

Average Salaries for Criminal justice professionals and related professions in Mississippi

Criminal Justice
$28,206
Criminology
$43,520
Forensic Science
$51,410
Homeland Security
$38,740
Paralegal
$39,100

In Mississippi, criminal justice professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
17
bachelor
9
master
6
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total33

As the number of criminal justice professionals is increasing in Mississippi state, the number of students graduating from the 20 accredited criminal justice schools in Mississippi state is decreasing. In 2006, 658 students graduated from criminal justice courses in Mississippi. And in 2010, 452 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of criminal justice school degree or certificate graduates in Mississippi by 31%. 52% of these graduates received a associate's degree in criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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