North Dakota Criminal Justice Programs

North Dakota has only ten schools that offer criminal justice programs, and they offer ten undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Despite the low number of schools, students have a nice selection within that group, including community colleges, technical schools, universities and four-year colleges offering almost every degree level possible.

This small selection of schools offers programs in crime scene evidence, homeland security, investigation & law enforcement, forensics and law enforcement to name just a few.

Criminal Justice Scholarships in North Dakota

Paying for college can be costly so many organizations and schools offer scholarships to criminal justice students.

These include North Dakota State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, North Dakota Association of Counties and American Association of State Troopers North Dakota State University also offers scholarships to criminal justice students.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Wages in North Dakota for criminal justice workers are fairly consistent with what is earned across the nation for the same occupations. Some may be higher in North Dakota and some may be lower depending on the occupation.

Projected job growth from 2012-2022, according to O*NET, ranges from as low as three percent to as high as seventeen percent. To simplifier things, I’ve included a chart below that lists many criminal justice occupations along with the average 2014 wage, the predicted job growth for that occupation and what the national average wage was for that same occupation.

  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $141,400 – 10% – $115,100
  • Detectives & criminal investigators – $84,000 – 7% – $79,900
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $67,700 – 6% -$80,900
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement postsecondary teachers – $64,500 – 17% – $57,200
  • Social workers, all other – $58,000 – 7% – $59,100
  • Private detectives & investigators – $56,300 – 9% – $44,600
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $49,600 – NA% – $56,800
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $47,800 – 3% – $49,100
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$ 37,800 – 9% – $39,800
  • Fire inspectors & investigators – $NA – 7% – $56,100
  • Fish & game wardens $40,000 – 3% – $50,900
  • Lawyers – $NA – 9% – $115,000
  • Forensic science technicians – $NA – 14% – $55,400

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in North Dakota

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from North Dakota

Campus-based criminal justice schools in North Dakota

Bismarck State College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bismarck, ND 

Lake Region State College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Devils Lake, ND 

Minot State University
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Minot, ND 

North Dakota State University-Main Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Fargo, ND 

Rasmussen College-North Dakota
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Fargo, ND 

Sitting Bull College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Fort Yates, ND 

United Tribes Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bismarck, ND 

University of Jamestown
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Jamestown, ND 

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


Bismarck, ND 

University of North Dakota
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Grand Forks, ND