Kansas Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Thinking of pursuing a career in criminal justice and not sure what’s available for schools in Kansas? Kansas actually has a number of options, with 41 colleges and universities offering criminal justice programs.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

KS Criminal Justice Programs

In addition to offering certificate, associate, bachelor and master degree programs, some of the schools even offer online programs. Students can choose from a wide selection of majors including law enforcement officer, criminal justice, paralegal assistant, administration of justice, forensic science, probation, parole, corrections, and police science, among others.

KS Criminal Justice Scholarships

To help offset the cost of attending college; Kansas has a few different scholarship options. The Kansas Troopers Foundation, a division of the Kansas State Patrol Association, gives out 15 scholarships to deserving and eligible students each year. The Kansas Correctional Association also gives out scholarships to criminal justice students. Students may also receive scholarships from college scholarship programs offered through the State of Kansas as well as through the colleges they choose to earn the criminal justice degree.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Wages earned by criminal justice professionals in Kansas are below the national average in almost all occupations dealing with criminal justice and law enforcement, according to a report by O*NET. The predicted employment growth for these professions ranges from one percent to about seventeen percent for the decade of 2012-2022.

Listed below are some of the occupations graduates of criminal justice programs may choose as well as the average annual income for 2014 as reported by O*NET. Behind the wage is the employment growth percentage that O*NET predicts these professions may experience.

  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $110,900 – 3%
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $62,600 – 6%
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement postsecondary teachers – $53,900 -17%
  • Detectives & criminal investigators – $52,700 – 5%
  • Fish & game wardens – $45,300 – 1%
  • Forensic science technicians – $43,600 – 15%
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $37,800 – 0%
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $42,200 – 6%
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$32,600 – 8%
  • Private detectives & investigators – NA, – 8%

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Kansas

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Kansas

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Kansas

Allen County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Iola, KS 

Barton County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Great Bend, KS 

Bethany College
Program Areas: Forensic Science and Technology


Lindsborg, KS 

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


Lenexa, KS 

Brown Mackie College-Salina
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Salina, KS 

Butler Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


El Dorado, KS 

Central Christian College of Kansas
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


McPherson, KS 

Cloud County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Concordia, KS 

Colby Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Colby, KS 

Cowley County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Arkansas City, KS 

Dodge City Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Dodge City, KS 

Emporia State University
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Emporia, KS 

Fort Hays State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Hays, KS 

Fort Scott Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Fort Scott, KS 

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


Wichita, KS 

Garden City Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Garden City, KS 

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


Hutchinson, KS 

Independence Community College
Program Areas: Corrections


Independence, KS 

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


Wichita, KS 

Johnson County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Overland Park, KS 

Kansas City Kansas Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Police Science


Kansas City, KS 

Kansas Wesleyan University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Salina, KS 

Labette Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Parsons, KS 

MidAmerica Nazarene University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Olathe, KS 

National American University-Overland Park
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Overland Park, KS 

National American University-Wichita
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Wichita, KS 

National American University-Wichita West
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Wichita, KS 

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


Wichita, KS 

Ottawa University-Online
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Ottawa, KS, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Pittsburg State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Pittsburg, KS 

Seward County Community College and Area Technical School
Program Areas: Corrections Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism


Liberal, KS 

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


Topeka, KS 

Wichita Area Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Wichita, KS 

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


Wichita, KS