Criminal Justice Schools
In West Columbia, South Carolina

In West Columbia, there is only one criminal justice school where criminal justice faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the criminal justice academic community in West 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


Statistics

Professional Trends

West Columbia Vs. South Carolina Criminal Justice Employment

West Columbia 7,940
South Carolina 27,270

Of the 26,840 criminal justice professionals employed in South Carolina, 7,780 work in West Columbia. There has been a 21% growth in the number of criminal justice professionals in West Columbia between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of criminal justice professionals in West Columbia has increased, overall employment in West Columbia has also increased.

West 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: West Columbia

Criminal Justice VS. All professions salaries in West 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 West Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in West Columbia

Salaries for criminal justice professionals in West Columbia have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $39,558 per year was earned by criminal justice professionals in West Columbia. Criminal justice professionals in West Columbia made a yearly average salary of $36,518, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of criminal justice professionals in West Columbia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in West Columbia

10th percentile
$25,456
25th percentile
$29,004
50th percentile
$34,430
75th percentile
$43,880
90th percentile
$65,488

Criminal justice professionals in West Columbia earn a median salary of $34,430 per year. 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 West Columbia

Homeland Security
$38,150
Criminal Justice
$39,558
Paralegal
$44,720
Criminology
$48,310

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

Educational Trends

Criminal Justice schools in West Columbia

1

There is only one accredited criminal justice school in the city. Many of West Columbia's criminal justice professionals are graduates of this school.

Criminal Justice Programs Offered In West Columbia

associate
1
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total2

West Columbia's criminal justice schools offer 2 criminal justice degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Criminal Justice Degrees In West Columbia

associate
39
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total41

In 2010 approximately 41 students graduated from criminal justice courses.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in West Columbia, South Carolina

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