Ohio Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Aspiring Ohio criminal justice students have 142 schools from which to choose. These colleges and universities also offer degree levels from certificate programs to master degrees.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Criminal Justice Scholarship Opportunities in Ohio

There are several scholarships available to eligible students in law enforcement or criminal justice program such as the F. Emerson Logee Memorial Law Scholarship and the Wayne County Bar Association Scholarship.

Organizations that offer scholarships to criminal justice students include the Electronic Security Association Youth Scholarship, Ohio State Troopers Memorial Scholarship, American Association of State Troopers and Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Many of the 2014 average annual earnings for criminal justice workers were consistent with the national averages. However, judges, magistrate judges and magistrates earned $63,800 while the national average was $115,110.

The national average wage for lawyers was $115,000 in 2014 and Ohio lawyers earned about $97,400. Most of the criminal justice personnel in Ohio were not predicted to see high job growth from 2012-2022, according to O*NET. This figure did fluctuate among different occupations.

While criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers are projected to see a fourteen percent job growth, the job growth prediction for social workers was -7. Below is a list of 2014 wages, predicted job growth and national average wages.

  • Lawyers – $97,400 – 11% – $115,000
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $73,700 – 4% -$80,900
  • Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $63,800 – NA% – $115,100
  • Detectives & criminal investigators – $62,300 – 0% – $79,900
  • Fire inspectors & investigators – $57,800 – 3% – $56,100
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $56,300 – NA% – $56,800
  • Forensic science technicians – $56,000 – 1% – $55,400
  • Fish & game wardens $54,300 – -7% – $50,900
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers – $52,200 – 14% – $57,200
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $47,000 – 4% – $49,100
  • Social workers, all other – $44,300 – 7% – $59,100
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$ 42,600 – -2% – $39,800
  • Private detectives & investigators – $42,200 – 10% – $44,600