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