Criminal Justice Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 31 accredited criminal justice schools where criminal justice faculty who teach criminal justice classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in criminal justice in the state of Washington State, which encompasses 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
  • PhD degree in Criminal Justice


Schools

  1. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  2. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  3. Centralia College

    600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, Washington 98531-4099

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  4. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

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  5. Everett Community College

    2000 Tower Street, Everett, Washington 98201

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  6. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  7. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  8. Grays Harbor College

    1620 Edward P Smith Drive, Aberdeen, Washington 98520-7599

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  9. Green River Community College

    12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, Washington 98092-3622

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  10. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  11. ITT Technical Institute-Seattle

    12720 Gateway Dr Ste 100, Seattle, Washington 98168-2610

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  12. ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley

    13518 E Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216-1589

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  13. Lower Columbia College

    1600 Maple Street, Longview, Washington 98632-0310

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  14. Olympic College

    1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699

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  15. Peninsula College

    1502 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, Washington 98362

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  16. Saint Martin's University

    5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503-7500

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  17. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  18. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  19. Skagit Valley College

    2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

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  20. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  21. Tacoma Community College

    6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100

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  22. Walla Walla Community College

    500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, Washington 99362-9267

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  23. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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  24. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  25. Wenatchee Valley College

    1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, Washington 98801-1799

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  26. Whatcom Community College

    237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226

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  27. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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  28. ITT Technical Institute-Everett

    1615 75th Street Sw, Suite 220, Everett, Washington 98203

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  29. University of Phoenix-Western Washington Campus

    7100 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila, Washington 98188-8553

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  30. Argosy University-Seattle

    2601-A Elliott Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98121

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  31. Pierce College at Puyallup

    1601 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, Washington 98374-2222

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Criminal Justice Employment

Washington State 30,270
National 1,897,220

Of all of the criminal justice professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Criminal justice professionals In Washington State

28,050 29,230 23,230 31,980 29,910
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, criminal justice is a growing field. In 2010 there were 1,860 more criminal justice professionals working in Washington State than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has grown by 7% in four years. This growth is faster 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 Washington State

$43,940 $45,990 $48,943 $51,204 $53,305
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminal Justice
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The salaries paid to criminal justice professionals are growing in Washington State. In 2006 criminal justice professionals made a mean salary of $43,940 per year, and in 2010 they made $53,305 per year.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$33,313
25th percentile
$40,832
50th percentile
$50,422
75th percentile
$61,670
90th percentile
$79,720

Thus, criminal justice professionals' salaries grew by 18% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of criminal justice, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid criminal justice professionals earning 139% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Criminal justice professionals and related professions in Washington State

Criminal Justice
$53,451
Criminology
$65,700
Forensic Science
$54,880
Homeland Security
$53,597
Paralegal
$46,670

In Washington State, 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 Washington State

associate
24
bachelor
13
master
2
doctor
1
Certificate
16
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The number of students graduating from the 31 accredited criminal justice schools in Washington State is decreasing. In 2006 there were 1,285 criminal justice graduates from criminal justice courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 709 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of criminal justice school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State by 45%. 43% of these graduates received a associate's degree in criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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