Louisiana Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

According to a 2015 report by USA Today, Louisiana ranks as the 5th-most dangerous state to live in terms of crime rate, which increases the need for highly-trained criminal justice and law enforcement professionals.

From large, state-funded universities to online programs, Louisiana colleges have criminal justice program offerings at every level throughout the state.

Louisiana Criminal Justice Programs

Individuals who would like to be part of the elite group trained to keep this state safe can obtain criminal justice training from one of the 41 colleges or universities located throughout Louisiana.

Aspiring criminal justice students in Louisiana can choose from various areas of study like criminal justice, paralegal studies, court reporting, correctional security officer, homeland security, and law enforcement.

Levels of study include certificates of achievement, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees and even online programs.

Criminal Justice Scholarships

Once student choose a criminal justice program, the first concern is generally the cost of earning the degree. Louisiana criminal justice students may find financial assistance from a couple different sources. The American Association of State Troopers has a scholarship program as does the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association. Grants and scholarships may also be available to students through the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers in Louisiana earned an average salary of $65,600 per year, which was higher than the national average of $57,200 for this occupation, according to O*NET, who also reports that these teachers could see an employment growth of fourteen percent from 2012-2022.

Other than criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers, most of the other criminal justice workers in Louisiana earned yearly salaries lower than the national averages. Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates earned $76,800, which was quite a bit lower than the national average of $115,100.

Employment Predictions for LA Criminal Justice Industry

Employment growth predictions vary from one occupation to the next. While probation officers & correctional treatment specialists are only expected to see a three percent job growth, private detectives & investigators are predicted to see a growth of fifteen percent, and detectives & criminal investigators should see a ten percent gain.

First-line supervisors of police & detectives; police & sheriff’s patrol officers; and correctional officers & jailers earned average yearly wages of $56,400, $38,200 and $31,600, respectively.

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Louisiana

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Louisiana

Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees available at campus locations across the United States or 100% online.

Multiple Campus Locations, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Louisiana

Baton Rouge Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Baton Rouge, LA 

Baton Rouge School of Computers
Program Areas: Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Baton Rouge, LA 

Bossier Parish Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bossier City, LA 

Career Technical College-Monroe
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Monroe, LA 

Career Technical College-Shreveport
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Shreveport, LA 

Central Louisiana Technical Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Alexandria, LA 

Delgado Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


New Orleans, LA 

Grambling State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Grambling, LA 

Herzing University-Kenner
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Kenner, LA 

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


Baton Rouge, LA 

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


Saint Rose, LA 

L E Fletcher Technical Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Schriever, LA 

Louisiana College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Pineville, LA 

Louisiana Delta Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Monroe, LA 

Louisiana State University-Alexandria
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Alexandria, LA 

Louisiana State University-Eunice
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Eunice, LA 

Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Shreveport, LA 

Loyola University New Orleans
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


New Orleans, LA 

McNeese State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Lake Charles, LA 

Nicholls State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Thibodaux, LA 

Northshore Technical Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bogalusa, LA 

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Natchitoches, LA 

Our Lady of the Lake College
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Baton Rouge, LA 

Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Baton Rouge, LA 

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


Lafayette, LA 

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


Shreveport, LA 

South Louisiana Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Lafayette, LA 

Southeastern Louisiana University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Hammond, LA 

Southern University and A & M College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Baton Rouge, LA 

Southern University at New Orleans
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


New Orleans, LA 

Southern University at Shreveport
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Shreveport, LA 

SOWELA Technical Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Lake Charles, LA 

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


Metairie, LA 

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Lafayette, LA 

University of Louisiana at Monroe
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Monroe, LA 

University of Phoenix-Baton Rouge Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Baton Rouge, LA 

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


Lafayette, LA 

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


Metairie, LA 

University of Phoenix-Shreveport-Bossier Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Bossier City, LA 

Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees available at campus locations across the United States or 100% online.

Multiple Campus Locations, ONLINE PROGRAMS