Connecticut Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Connecticut Criminal Justice Programs
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25 criminal justice schools in our directory in Connecticut

Although the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that Connecticut has a relatively low crime rate in comparison to other states, the need for qualified criminal justice professionals is still present. Perhaps it is because of the brave men and women they already have serving their state that they have such a low crime rate.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Connecticut Criminal Justice Programs

There are about 25 criminal justice schools in Connecticut, including teaching institutes, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities. Students can choose from about 20+ undergraduate degrees and six graduate degrees. This variety bodes well for potential students because criminal justice careers may have different academic requirements.

Scholarships for Criminal Justice in CT

The cost of earning a criminal justice degree may be offset through financial assistance and scholarships. The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection offer several Connecticut State Troopers Memorial Scholarship Funds to deserving and qualified students entering into criminal justice programs. The Connecticut State Police Academy Alumni Educational Foundation, Inc. also offers scholarships.

Other scholarships worth looking into for aspiring criminal justice students are the StraightForward Media’s Law Enforcement Scholarship; Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarship; Captain James J. Reagan Memorial Scholarship; and ACJS scholarships.

Criminal Justice Career Trends for CT

Wages and career opportunities for criminal justice professionals may vary by occupation and demand. Below is a list of some common criminal justice professions along with the average annual wages as of 2014 as well as the employment growth percentage predictions for the decade of 2012-2022 as reported by O*NET.

  • Correctional officers and jailers – $53,000 – 8%
  • Police and sheriff’s patrol officers – $66,300 – 5%
  • Detectives and criminal investigators – $74,300 – 4%
  • Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists – $75,200 – 3%
  • Criminal justice and law enforcement secondary teachers – $58,500 – 14%
  • First-line supervisors of police and detectives – $86,400 – 4%
  • Forensic science technicians – $68,000 – 11%

An interesting note is that almost all of these average wages are above the national average, indicating that Connecticut might be a good state to pursue a career in criminal justice.

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Connecticut

Featured sponsored online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from CT

AS & BS - Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, BS - Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement

CT, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Campus-based criminal justice schools in CT

Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


New Haven, CT 

Asnuntuck Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Enfield, CT 

Capital Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Hartford, CT 

Central Connecticut State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


New Britain, CT 

Goodwin College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


East Hartford, CT 

Housatonic Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Bridgeport, CT 

Lincoln College of New England-Hartford
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Hartford, CT 

Lincoln College of New England-Southington
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Southington, CT 

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


Manchester, CT 

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


Middletown, CT 

Mitchell College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


New London, CT 

Naugatuck Valley Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Waterbury, CT 

Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Winsted, CT 

Norwalk Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Norwalk, CT 

Post University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Waterbury, CT 

AS & BS - Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, BS - Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement

CT, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Quinebaug Valley Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Danielson, CT 

Quinnipiac University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Hamden, CT 

Sacred Heart University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Fairfield, CT 

Three Rivers Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Norwich, CT 

Tunxis Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Farmington, CT 

University of Bridgeport
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bridgeport, CT 

University of Hartford
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


West Hartford, CT 

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


West Haven, CT 

University of Saint Joseph
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


West Hartford, CT 

Western Connecticut State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Danbury, CT