North Carolina Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Students who want to attend school in North Carolina to earn a criminal justice degree can choose from 102 colleges and universities located throughout North Carolina.

These schools offer 102 undergraduate programs and six graduate degree programs as well as some online programs. Aspiring criminal justice students can choose from many areas of study, including forensic science, law enforcement training academy, paralegal studies, forensic science and more.

Criminal Justice Scholarships in North Carolina

There are several places where criminal justice students in North Carolina can receive assistance through scholarships. Some possibilities include Chartered State Association Youth Scholarship, American Association of State Troopers, North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association and North Carolina Highway Patrol as well as various national scholarships.

Some colleges in North Carolina also offer scholarships like Fayetteville State University, which offers undergraduate criminal justice scholarships.

NC Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Criminal justice workers in North Carolina are expected to see a fairly good job growth from 2012-2022, according to a report by O*NET. The workers with the highest projected growth are social workers, all other; lawyers; private detectives & investigators; and criminal justice & law enforcement teachers, post-secondary, which are predicted to see job growth of twenty-four percent, eighteen percent, fifteen percent and fourteen percent, respectively.

Several occupations are expected to see many new job openings. Correctional officers & jailers are expected to see 620 job openings annually while police & sheriff’s patrol officers should see 730, lawyers should see 510 and first-line supervisors of police & detectives should see about 170 per year. Overall, criminal justice personnel in North Carolina are earning wages lower than the national average.

In 2014, detectives & criminal investigators earned an average of $46,300 while police & sheriff’s patrol officers earned $39,600 and correctional officers and jailers earned $30,000.

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in North Carolina

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from North Carolina

BS - Justice Administration, plus many more programs at all levels, online and over 55 different campus locations.

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Over a dozen different Criminal Justice Programs, including Associate's in Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies, Bachelor's programs in Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, Homeland Security, and Paralegal Studies, and Master's programs in Criminal Justice. Bachelor's and Master's programs in Counseling and Psychology.

ONLINE PROGRAMS 

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 North Carolina

Alamance Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Graham, NC 

Appalachian State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Boone, NC 

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Asheville, NC 

Barton College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Wilson, NC 

Beaufort County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Washington, NC 

Belmont Abbey College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Belmont, NC 

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


Dublin, NC 

Blue Ridge Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Flat Rock, NC 

Brevard College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Brevard, NC 

Brunswick Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Bolivia, NC 

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Hudson, NC 

Campbell University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Buies Creek, NC 

Cape Fear Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Wilmington, NC 

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


Morehead City, NC 

Catawba College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Salisbury, NC 

Catawba Valley Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Forensic Science and Technology


Hickory, NC 

Central Carolina Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Sanford, NC 

Central Piedmont Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Charlotte, NC 

Chowan University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Murfreesboro, NC 

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


Shelby, NC 

Coastal Carolina Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Jacksonville, NC 

College of the Albemarle
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Elizabeth City, NC 

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


New Bern, NC 

Davidson County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Thomasville, NC 

BS - Justice Administration, plus many more programs at all levels, online and over 55 different campus locations.

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

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


Durham, NC 

East Carolina University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Greenville, NC 

Edgecombe Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Tarboro, NC 

Elizabeth City State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Elizabeth City, NC 

Fayetteville State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Fayetteville, NC 

Fayetteville Technical Community College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Fayetteville, NC 

Forsyth Technical Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Forensic Science and Technology


Winston Salem, NC 

Gardner-Webb University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Boiling Springs, NC 

Gaston College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Dallas, NC 

Greensboro College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Greensboro, NC 

Guilford College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Greensboro, NC 

Guilford Technical Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Jamestown, NC 

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


Weldon, NC 

Haywood Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Clyde, NC 

High Point University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


High Point, NC 

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


Spindale, NC 

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


Cary, NC 

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


Charlotte, NC 

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


Charlotte, NC 

ITT Technical Institute-Durham
Program Areas: Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Durham, NC 

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


High Point, NC 

James Sprunt Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Kenansville, NC 

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


Smithfield, NC 

Kaplan College-Charlotte
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Charlotte, NC 

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


Kinston, NC 

Over a dozen different Criminal Justice Programs, including Associate's in Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies, Bachelor's programs in Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, Homeland Security, and Paralegal Studies, and Master's programs in Criminal Justice. Bachelor's and Master's programs in Counseling and Psychology.

ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Livingstone College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Salisbury, NC 

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


Spruce Pine, NC 

McDowell Technical Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Marion, NC 

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


Fayetteville, NC 

Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Fayetteville, NC 

Miller-Motte College-Wilmington
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Wilmington, NC 

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


Statesville, NC 

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


Troy, NC 

Mount Olive College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Mount Olive, NC 

Nash Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Rocky Mount, NC 

North Carolina A & T State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Greensboro, NC 

North Carolina Central University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Durham, NC 

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Raleigh, NC 

North Carolina Wesleyan College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Rocky Mount, NC 

Pamlico Community College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Grantsboro, NC 

Pfeiffer University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Misenheimer, NC 

Piedmont Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Roxboro, NC 

Pitt Community College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Winterville, NC 

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


Asheboro, NC 

Richmond Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Hamlet, NC 

Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Ahoskie, NC 

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


Lumberton, NC 

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


Wentworth, NC 

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Salisbury, NC 

Saint Augustine’s University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Raleigh, NC 

Salem College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Winston Salem, NC 

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


Clinton, NC 

Sandhills Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Pinehurst, NC 

Shaw University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Raleigh, NC 

South College-Asheville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Asheville, NC 

South Piedmont Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Polkton, NC 

South University-High Point
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


High Point, NC 

St Andrews University
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Laurinburg, NC 

Stanly Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Albemarle, NC 

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


Morrisville, NC 

Surry Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Dobson, NC 

Tri-County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Murphy, NC 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Charlotte, NC 

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Pembroke, NC 

Vance-Granville Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Henderson, NC 

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

Multiple Campus Locations, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Wake Technical Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Raleigh, NC 

Wayne Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Goldsboro, NC 

Western Carolina University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Cullowhee, NC 

Western Piedmont Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Morganton, NC 

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


Wilkesboro, NC 

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


Wilson, NC 

Winston-Salem State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Winston-Salem, NC