New Jersey Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Individuals interested in pursuing criminal justice careers in New Jersey have 44 schools from which to choose as well as 42 undergraduate degrees and 12 graduate degrees.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Students can also choose from a wide selection of majors, including criminal justice, paralegals, corrections, criminal forensics, Homeland security, legal office administration, private security and law enforcement.

New Jersey Criminal Justice Scholarships

New Jersey offers several scholarship opportunities to help criminal justice students. Financial assistance may come from the Former New Jersey State Troopers Association, American Police Hall of Fame Educational Scholarship Fund, New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, and the State Troopers Fraternal Association.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

O*NET reports that New Jersey criminal justice personnel overall earned average salaries in 2014 that were quite a bit higher than the national averages for those professions.

Some examples are judges, magistrate judges & magistrates; first-line supervisors of police & detectives; and police & sheriff’s patrol officers.

The trend among New Jersey criminal justice professionals appears to be that those with low or no job growth expected from 2012-2022 had the highest wages and are predicted to have the most job openings. Police & sheriff’s patrol officers are expected to see about 700 job postings per year while judges and supervisors should see about 100 postings annually. See chart below for wages, expected job growth and national average wages.

  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $168,700 – -4% – $115,100
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $125,300 – -2% -$80,900
  • Lawyers – $123,200 – 9% – $115,000 610
  • Detectives & criminal investigators – $101,700 – -2% – $79,900
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $92,200 – -1% – $56,800 110
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $75,300 – -8% – $49,100
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$73,200 – -36% – $39,800 270
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers – $69,600 – 8% – $57,200
  • Social workers, all other – $68,800 – -1% – $59,100
  • Private detectives & investigators – $65,100 – 11% – $44,600
  • Forensic science technicians – $52,600 – -3% -$55,400
  • Fire inspectors & investigators – $50,800 – -1% – $56,100

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in New Jersey

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from New Jersey

Campus-based criminal justice schools in New Jersey

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


Mays Landing, NJ 

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


Paramus, NJ 

Berkeley College-Woodland Park
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Woodland Park, NJ 

Brookdale Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Lincroft, NJ 

Burlington County College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Pemberton, NJ 

Caldwell College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Caldwell, NJ 

Camden County College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Blackwood, NJ 

Centenary College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Hackettstown, NJ 

College of Saint Elizabeth
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Morristown, NJ 

County College of Morris
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Randolph, NJ 

Cumberland County College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Vineland, NJ 

Essex County College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Newark, NJ 

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Teaneck, NJ 

Felician College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Lodi, NJ 

Georgian Court University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Lakewood, NJ 

Gloucester County College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Sewell, NJ 

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


Jersey City, NJ 

Kean University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Union, NJ 

Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Paramus, NJ 

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


West Windsor, NJ 

Middlesex County College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Edison, NJ 

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


West Long Branch, NJ 

New Jersey City University
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Jersey City, NJ 

Ocean County College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Toms River, NJ 

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Toms River, NJ 

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


Paterson, NJ 

Raritan Valley Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Branchburg, NJ 

Rowan University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Glassboro, NJ 

Rutgers University-Camden
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Camden, NJ 

Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


New Brunswick, NJ 

Rutgers University-Newark
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Newark, NJ 

Saint Peter’s University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Jersey City, NJ 

Salem Community College
Program Areas: CorrectionsForensic Science and Technology


Carneys Point, NJ 

Seton Hall University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


South Orange, NJ 

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


Cherry Hill, NJ 

Sussex County Community College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Newton, NJ 

The College of New Jersey
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Ewing, NJ 

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Galloway, NJ 

Union County College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Cranford, NJ 

Warren County Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Washington, NJ 

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Wayne, NJ