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Criminal Justice Schools In Montana

In Montana, there are 5 accredited schools where criminal justice classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Montana'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:


  1. Blackfeet Community College

    Highway 2 & 89, Browning, Montana 59417-0819

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  2. Dawson Community College

    300 College Dr, Glendive, Montana 59330

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  3. Montana State University-Billings

    1500 University Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-0298

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  4. Flathead Valley Community College

    777 Grandview Dr, Kalispell, Montana 59901

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  5. University of Great Falls

    1301 Twentieth St S, Great Falls, Montana 59405-4996

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Professional Trends

Montana Vs. National Criminal Justice Employment

Montana 4,670
National 1,897,220

Of all of the criminal justice professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Montana.

Employment Growth for Criminal justice professionals In Montana

3,690 4,280 4,210 4,690 4,500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Criminal Justice is a growing field in Montana. In Montana, 810 more criminal justice professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 22% growth in the field. This is faster 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 Montana

$33,467 $35,223 $30,230 $30,100 $37,288
$36,004 $38,366 $39,610 $41,917 $43,181
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminal Justice
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to criminal justice professionals are growing in Montana. Criminal justice professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $33,467 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $37,288 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in Montana

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This represents a 10% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Montana, 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 115%

Average Salaries for Criminal justice professionals and related professions in Montana

Criminal Justice
Forensic Science
Homeland Security

Criminal justice professionals in Montana earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of criminal justice professionals is increasing in Montana state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited criminal justice schools in Montana state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 42 criminal justice graduates from criminal justice courses in Montana and in 2010 there were 35 graduates.

This represents a 17% decrease in the number of criminal justice degree or certificate school graduates in Montana state. Most of these graduates, or 63%, earned an associate's degree in criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in Montana

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