Ohio Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Aspiring Ohio criminal justice students have 142 schools from which to choose. These colleges and universities also offer degree levels from certificate programs to master degrees.

Criminal Justice Scholarship Opportunities in Ohio

There are several scholarships available to eligible students in law enforcement or criminal justice program such as the F. Emerson Logee Memorial Law Scholarship and the Wayne County Bar Association Scholarship.

Organizations that offer scholarships to criminal justice students include the Electronic Security Association Youth Scholarship, Ohio State Troopers Memorial Scholarship, American Association of State Troopers and Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Many of the 2014 average annual earnings for criminal justice workers were consistent with the national averages. However, judges, magistrate judges and magistrates earned $63,800 while the national average was $115,110.

The national average wage for lawyers was $115,000 in 2014 and Ohio lawyers earned about $97,400. Most of the criminal justice personnel in Ohio were not predicted to see high job growth from 2012-2022, according to O*NET. This figure did fluctuate among different occupations.

While criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers are projected to see a fourteen percent job growth, the job growth prediction for social workers was -7. Below is a list of 2014 wages, predicted job growth and national average wages.

  • Lawyers – $97,400 – 11% – $115,000
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $73,700 – 4% -$80,900
  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $63,800 – NA% – $115,100
  • Detectives & criminal investigators – $62,300 – 0% – $79,900
  • Fire inspectors & investigators – $57,800 – 3% – $56,100
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $56,300 – NA% – $56,800
  • Forensic science technicians – $56,000 – 1% – $55,400
  • Fish & game wardens $54,300 – -7% – $50,900
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers – $52,200 – 14% – $57,200
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $47,000 – 4% – $49,100
  • Social workers, all other – $44,300 – 7% – $59,100
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$ 42,600 – -2% – $39,800
  • Private detectives & investigators – $42,200 – 10% – $44,600

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Ohio

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Ohio

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

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

100% Online BA in Criminal Justice program.

OH, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

100% online programs: Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Analysis of Criminal Behavior, Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Corrections and Offender Rehabilitation, Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement & Crime Prevention.

OH, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Ohio

Akron Institute of Herzing University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Akron, OH 

Apollo Career Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Lima, OH 

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center
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Ashland, OH 

Ashland University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Ashland, OH 

Baldwin Wallace University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Berea, OH 

Beckfield College-Tri-County
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Springdale, OH 

Belmont College
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Saint Clairsville, OH 

Bluffton University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bluffton, OH 

Bowling Green State University-Firelands
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Huron, OH 

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bowling Green, OH 

Brown Mackie College-Akron
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Akron, OH 

Brown Mackie College-Cincinnati
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Cincinnati, OH 

Brown Mackie College-Findlay
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Findlay, OH 

Brown Mackie College-North Canton
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Canton, OH 

Bryant & Stratton College-Cleveland
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Cleveland, OH 

Bryant & Stratton College-Eastlake
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Eastlake, OH 

Bryant & Stratton College-Parma
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Parma, OH 

Buckeye Hills Career Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Rio Grande, OH 

Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Hamilton, OH 

Cedarville University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Cedarville, OH 

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


Newark, OH 

Central State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Wilberforce, OH 

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Cincinnati, OH 

Clark State Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Springfield, OH 

Columbus State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Columbus, OH 

Cuyahoga Community College District
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Cleveland, OH 

Daymar College-Chillicothe
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Chillicothe, OH 

Daymar College-Jackson
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Jackson, OH 

Daymar College-Lancaster
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Lancaster, OH 

Daymar College-New Boston
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


New Boston, OH 

Defiance College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Defiance, OH 

Delaware Area Career Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Delaware, OH 

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

IL, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Eastern Gateway Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Steubenville, OH 

Edison State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Piqua, OH 

EHOVE Career Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Milan, OH 

Fortis College-Centerville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Centerville, OH 

Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Cuyahoga Falls, OH 

Fortis College-Ravenna
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Ravenna, OH 

Franklin University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Columbus, OH 

Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Cincinnati, OH 

Greene County Vocational School District
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Xenia, OH 

Harrison College-Grove City
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Grove City, OH 

Heidelberg University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Tiffin, OH 

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


Toledo, OH 

Hocking College
Program Areas: Corrections Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Police Science


Nelsonville, OH 

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


Akron, OH 

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


Columbus, OH 

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


Dayton, OH 

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


Hilliard, OH 

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


Maumee, OH 

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


Strongsville, OH 

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


Warrensville Heights, OH 

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


Youngstown, OH 

James A Rhodes State College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Lima, OH 

Kaplan Career Institute-Cleveland
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Brooklyn, OH 

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


Cincinnati, OH 

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


Columbus, OH 

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


Dayton, OH 

Kent State University at Ashtabula
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Ashtabula, OH 

Kent State University at East Liverpool
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


East Liverpool, OH 

Kent State University at Kent
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Kent, OH 

Kent State University at Salem
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Salem, OH 

Kent State University at Stark
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Canton, OH 

Kent State University at Trumbull
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Warren, OH 

Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


New Philadelphia, OH 

Lake Erie College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Painesville, OH 

Lakeland Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Kirtland, OH 

Lincoln College of Technology-Dayton
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Dayton, OH 

Lincoln College of Technology-Tri-County
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Cincinnati, OH 

Lorain County Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Elyria, OH 

Lourdes University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Sylvania, OH 

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


Marion, OH 

Medina County Career Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Medina, OH 

Miami University-Oxford
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Oxford, OH 

Miami-Jacobs Career College-Columbus
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Columbus, OH 

Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Dayton, OH 

Miami-Jacobs Career College-Independence
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Independence, OH 

Miami-Jacobs Career College-Sharonville
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Sharonville, OH 

Miami-Jacobs Career College-Springboro
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Springboro, OH 

Miami-Jacobs Career College-Troy
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Troy, OH 

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Mount Vernon, OH 

Muskingum University
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


New Concord, OH 

North Central State College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Mansfield, OH 

Northwest State Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Archbold, OH 

O C Collins Career Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Chesapeake, OH 

100% Online BA in Criminal Justice program.

OH, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Ohio Dominican University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Columbus, OH 

Ohio Northern University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Ada, OH 

Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Chillicothe, OH 

Ohio University-Lancaster Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Lancaster, OH 

Ohio University-Main Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Athens, OH 

Ohio University-Southern Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Ironton, OH 

Owens Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Perrysburg, OH 

Polaris Career Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Middleburg Heights, OH 

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


Cleveland, OH 

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


North Olmsted, OH 

Sandusky Career Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Sandusky, OH 

Scioto County Career Technical Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Lucasville, OH 

Sinclair Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Dayton, OH 

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


Cleveland, OH 

Southern State Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Hillsboro, OH 

Stark State College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


North Canton, OH 

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


Mason, OH 

Terra State Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Fremont, OH 

The University of Findlay
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Findlay, OH 

Tiffin University
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Forensic Science and Technology


Tiffin, OH 

Union Institute & University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Cincinnati, OH 

University of Akron Main Campus
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Akron, OH 

100% online programs: Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Analysis of Criminal Behavior, Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Corrections and Offender Rehabilitation, Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement & Crime Prevention.

OH, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Blue Ash, OH 

University of Cincinnati-Clermont College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Batavia, OH 

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Cincinnati, OH 

University of Dayton
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Dayton, OH 

University of Mount Union
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Alliance, OH 

University of Northwestern Ohio
Program Areas: Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Lima, OH 

University of Toledo
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Toledo, OH 

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


Urbana, OH 

Vantage Career Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Van Wert, OH 

Warren County Career Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Lebanon, OH 

Washington State Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Marietta, OH 

Wayne County Schools Career Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Smithville, OH 

Wilberforce University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Wilberforce, OH 

Wilmington College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Wilmington, OH 

Xavier University
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Cincinnati, OH 

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


Youngstown, OH 

Zane State College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Zanesville, OH