New Hampshire Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

New Hampshire may be a small state but it has 16 schools offering criminal justice programs.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

These schools include community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, which together offer 16 undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees. Students can choose from criminal justice, public safety, homeland security, paralegal studies, and even online programs at NH universities.

Criminal Justice Scholarships in New Hampshire

Students may be eligible for scholarships from several organizations in New Hampshire, including the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, New Hampshire Police Association, New Hampshire State Police Benevolent Association, New Hampshire Troopers Association, and the Ron and Cora Lee Children of Law Enforcement Officers Scholarship.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

O*NET, which gets its information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, reports that criminal justice professionals overall are predicted to see employment growths from five percent to twelve percent between 2012 and 2022.

As evident from the chart below, wages for these professionals is fairly consistent with the national average with some higher and some lower. Police & sheriff’s patrol officers are expected to see about 110 new job postings per year, indicating that this group of personnel is in demand.

  • Lawyers – $95,900 – 5% – $115,000
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $73,400 – 6% -$80,900
  • Forensic science technicians – $68,700 – 8% -$55,400
  • Detectives & criminal investigators – $62,700 – 6% – $79,900
  • Social workers, all other – $61,100 – 10% – $59,100
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $58,500 – 0% – $49,100
  • Fire inspectors & investigators – $55,300 – 5% – $56,100
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $50,600 – 7% – $56,800 110
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$41,700 – 6% – $39,800
  • Private detectives & investigators – $41,100 – 12% – $44,600
  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $NA – 5% – $115,100
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement postsecondary teachers – $NA – NA – $57,200
  • Fish & game wardens $NA – 4% – $50,900