Criminal Justice Schools In West Virginia

West Virginia has 22 accredited criminal justice schools where criminal justice faculty who teach criminal justice classes can find employment. The trends in West Virginia's criminal justice academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. 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


Schools

  1. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  2. Bluefield State College

    219 Rock St, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

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  3. Fairmont State University

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554-2470

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  4. Glenville State College

    200 High Street, Glenville, West Virginia 26351-1292

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  5. Marshall University

    1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  6. West Virginia University at Parkersburg

    300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104

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  7. Potomac State College of West Virginia University

    101 Fort Ave, Keyser, West Virginia 26726

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  8. Salem International University

    223 W Main St, Salem, West Virginia 26426

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  9. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

    Dempsey Branch Road, Mount Gay, West Virginia 25637

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  10. West Virginia State University

    Rte 25, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

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  11. West Liberty University

    Route 88, West Liberty, West Virginia 26074

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  12. West Virginia Wesleyan College

    59 College Ave, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-2994

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  13. West Virginia Northern Community College

    1704 Market St., Wheeling, West Virginia 26003-3699

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  14. Wheeling Jesuit University

    316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

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  15. Pierpont Community and Technical College

    1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

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  16. Mountwest Community and Technical College

    1 John Marshall Way, Huntington, West Virginia 25755

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  17. Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

    103 Cole Complex, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000

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  18. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

    400 West Stephen Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401

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  19. New River Community and Technical College

    221 George Street, Suite 2, Beckley, West Virginia 25801

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  20. American Public University System

    111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

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  21. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Huntington

    5183 US Route 60 Building 1 Ste40, Huntington, West Virginia 25705

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  22. Strayer University-West Virginia

    100 Corporate Center Dr, Scott Depot, West Virginia 25560

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Criminal Justice Employment

West Virginia 7,960
National 1,897,220

Of all of the criminal justice professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Criminal justice professionals In West Virginia

10,120 10,470 8,130 8,330 7,880
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of criminal justice professionals is shrinking in West Virginia. In West Virginia, 2,240 less criminal justice professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in West Virginia, this field has shrunk by 22% in four years. This decline is faster than the national trend for criminal justice professionals which shows a 2% increase in the number of criminal justice professionals working around the nation.

Criminal Justice VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$30,808 $35,230 $35,678 $34,347 $35,192
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminal Justice
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As the number of criminal justice professionals is declining, the salaries paid to criminal justice professionals are increasing in West Virginia. In 2006 criminal justice professionals made a mean salary of $30,808 per year, and in 2010 they made $35,192 per year.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in West Virginia

10th percentile
$21,814
25th percentile
$24,778
50th percentile
$29,294
75th percentile
$43,994
90th percentile
$60,092

This represents a 12% growth in salaries. 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 175% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in West Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Criminal justice professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Criminal Justice
$33,093
Criminology
$42,205
Forensic Science
$37,610
Homeland Security
$38,430
Paralegal
$35,510

In West Virginia, 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 West Virginia

associate
17
bachelor
16
master
7
doctor
0
Certificate
8
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The number of students graduating from the 22 accredited criminal justice schools in West Virginia is increasing. In 2006 there were 694 criminal justice graduates from criminal justice courses in West Virginia and in 2010 there were 1,352 graduates.

This represents a 95% increase in the number of criminal justice degree or certificate school graduates in West Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 35%, graduated with a associate's degree in criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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