Arkansas Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Arkansas Criminal Justice Programs
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38 criminal justice schools in our directory in Arkansas

Arkansas has about 38 colleges and universities that offer criminal justice programs of varying degree levels and concentration options.

Through these accredited schools, students can choose from about 38 undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees.

Choices at All Degree Levels in Arkansas

Students can choose from various programs and majors, including certificate, associate, bachelor and master degree programs in criminal justice, police training, law enforcement administration, security & investigation, forensic science and more. Some schools also offer online criminal justice programs.

If you’re considering a career in the criminal justice field and hope to study and/or work in Arkansas, you have come to the right place. Read on to review employment trends, wage reports and academic options.

Scholarships for Criminal Justice Programs

Arkansas students entering criminal justice programs can apply for scholarships from organizations like the American Criminal Justice Association or the Law Enforcement Officers’ Dependents Scholarship Program.

Scholarship opportunities may also be available through different Arkansas colleges. For instance, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers the following scholarships through its Department of Criminal Justice: Louie Caudell, Rob Williams, Rick Finley and Melissa Ma.

Employment Trending for the Criminal Justice Field

As of 2014, the average yearly salaries for criminal justice and law enforcement secondary teachers was $54,900 while police and sheriff’s patrol officers saw average wages of about $36,200, according to O*NET.

During that same year, the average yearly wages for detectives and criminal investigators; forensic science technicians; and correctional officers and jailers were $39,800, $38,500 and $32,100, respectively. All of these wages were below what was earned by these individuals across the nation.

Despite the wages being lower in Arkansas, the employment outlook for these professions is predicted to be very good in Arkansas, particularly for criminal justice and law enforcement secondary teachers.

O*NET reported that employment for these teachers could grow twenty-four percent between 2012 and 2022, while police and sheriff’s patrol officers could see a ten percent growth.

Detectives and criminal investigators are projected to see a job growth of twelve percent that same decade. While there was no current data for Arkansas forensic science technicians, correctional officers and jailers could expect a nine percent growth in employment.

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Arkansas

Featured sponsored campus based or online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Arkansas

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Arkansas

Arkansas Baptist College
Program Areas: Corrections


Little Rock, AR 

Arkansas Northeastern College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Blytheville, AR 

Arkansas State University-Beebe
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Beebe, AR 

Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Jonesboro, AR 

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Mountain Home, AR 

Arkansas State University-Newport
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Newport, AR 

Arkansas Tech University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Russellville, AR 

Black River Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Pocahontas, AR 

College of the Ouachitas
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Malvern, AR 

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


De Queen, AR 

East Arkansas Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Forrest City, AR 

Harding University
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Searcy, AR 

Henderson State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Arkadelphia, AR 

ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Little Rock, AR 

National Park Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Hot Springs, AR 

North Arkansas College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Harrison, AR 

NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Bentonville, AR 

Ozarka College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Melbourne, AR 

Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Helena, AR 

Pulaski Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


North Little Rock, AR 

Remington College-Little Rock Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Little Rock, AR 

South Arkansas Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


El Dorado, AR 

Southeast Arkansas College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Pine Bluff, AR 

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Magnolia, AR 

Southern Arkansas University Tech
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Camden, AR 

Strayer University-Arkansas
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Little Rock, AR 

University of Arkansas
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Fayetteville, AR 

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Little Rock, AR 

University of Arkansas at Monticello
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Monticello, AR 

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Pine Bluff, AR 

University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Batesville, AR 

University of Arkansas Community College-Hope
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Hope, AR 

University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Morrilton, AR 

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Fort Smith, AR 

University of Central Arkansas
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Conway, AR 

University of Phoenix-Little Rock Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Little Rock, AR 

University of Phoenix-Northwest Arkansas Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Rogers, AR