Washington Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Regardless of what type of criminal justice career you might be considering, chances are you’ll find it at one of the 42 colleges and universities in Washington that offer criminal justice training programs. With 42 undergraduate degrees and 3 graduate degrees, students can pursue various areas of study. Students may even be able to earn a criminal justice career through distance learning.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Criminal Justice Scholarships

Washington also has several organizations and programs offer scholarships, including the Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program, Retired Washington State Patrol Employees Association Scholarship Fund Program, Washington State Patrol Troopers Association, Washington State Patrol, American Association of State Troopers and Washington State Fair Foundation.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Criminal justice workers in Washington should see consistent employment opportunities. According to the BLS, lawyers, police & patrol officers, and jailers & correction officers should see about 670, 300 and 200 job postings annually.

Overall, criminal justice workers in Washington earned wages higher than the national averages. Fire inspectors & investigators earned $91,100 in 2014, and the national average was $56,100. Police & patrol officers and criminal investigators & detectives earned $72,700 and $92,000, respectively while the national average for these two occupations was $56,800 and $79,900.

Predicted employment for criminal justice careers for 2012-2022 range from about three percent to twenty-three percent, according to O*NET. Criminal investigators & inspectors are predicted to see a six percent job growth; investigators & private detectives should see twenty percent, and social workers should see about fifteen percent.

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Washington

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Washington

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Washington

Argosy University-Seattle
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Seattle, WA 

Bellevue College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Bellevue, WA 

Central Washington University
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Ellensburg, WA 

Centralia College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Centralia, WA 

Columbia Basin College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Pasco, WA 

Everest College-Bremerton


Bremerton, WA 

Everest College-Everett


Everett, WA 

Everest College-Tacoma


Tacoma, WA 

Everett Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Everett, WA 

Gonzaga University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Spokane, WA 

Grays Harbor College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Aberdeen, WA 

Green River Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science Forensic Science and Technology


Auburn, WA 

Heritage University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Toppenish, WA 

Highline Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Des Moines, WA 

ITT Technical Institute-Everett
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Everett, WA 

ITT Technical Institute-Seattle
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Seattle, WA 

ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Spokane Valley, WA 

Lower Columbia College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Longview, WA 

Olympic College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Bremerton, WA 

Peninsula College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Port Angeles, WA 

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Lakewood, WA 

Pierce College at Puyallup
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Puyallup, WA 

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


Lacey, WA 

Seattle University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies | Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Seattle, WA 

Shoreline Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Shoreline, WA 

Skagit Valley College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Mount Vernon, WA 

Spokane Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Spokane, WA 

Tacoma Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Tacoma, WA 

University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Seattle, WA 

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Tacoma, WA 

Washington State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Pullman, WA 

Wenatchee Valley College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Wenatchee, WA 

Whatcom Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Forensic Science and Technology


Bellingham, WA 

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


Yakima, WA