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Criminal Justice Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

In Chicago, there are 21 criminal justice schools where criminal justice faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of criminal justice and criminal justice education in Chicago, which includes criminal justice training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Criminal Justice Employment

Chicago 49,870
Illinois 74,910

Of the 73,250 criminal justice professionals employed in Illinois, 48,540 work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of criminal justice professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 3%. Overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Criminal Justice employment growth

74,900 79,260 75,360 73,040 73,250
50,030 50,390 49,100 53,550 48,540
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Criminal Justice VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$46,222 $49,698 $50,173 $52,412 $51,925
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminal Justice in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

In Chicago, salaries for criminal justice professionals have increased. In 2010 criminal justice professionals in Chicago reportedly earned an average salary of $51,925 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for criminal justice professionals in Chicago was $46,222 per year. The growth in the salary of criminal justice professionals in Chicago is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Criminal justice professionals make a median salary of $48,532 per year in Chicago. The 10% of criminal justice professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,030 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 136% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Criminal justice professionals and related professions in Chicago

Forensic Science
Homeland Security
Criminal Justice

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

Educational Trends

Criminal Justice schools in Chicago


There are 21 accredited criminal justice schools in the city. Many of Chicago's criminal justice professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Criminal Justice Programs Offered In Chicago


Chicago's criminal justice schools offer 32 criminal justice degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Criminal Justice Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 917 students completed criminal justice courses in 2010.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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