West Virginia Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Looking for a school in West Virginia to earn a criminal justice degree? If so, you have 28 colleges and universities from which to choose as well as 28 undergraduate degrees and 5 graduate degrees and a variety of areas of study.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Criminal Justice Scholarships

West Virginia students may be eligible for scholarships from several organizations, including West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, American Association of State Troopers, West Virginia Troopers Association, West Virginia State Patrol, and West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board.

Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

According to the BLS, criminal justice workers in West Virginia earned wages in 2014 that were quite a bit lower than what was earned by similar workers across the nation. Listed below is a comparison of West Virginia wages and national average wages for the same occupations.

– Lawyers – $79,600 – NA% – $105,900
– Social workers, all other – $65,700 – NA% – $59,100
– Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $53,200 – NA% – $115,100
– Criminal justice & law enforcement -teachers – $51,500 – NA% – $57,200
– First-line supervisors of police & detectives $49,500 – NA% -$80,900
– Criminal investigators & detectives – $39,000 – NA% – $79,900
– Forensic science technicians – $40,500 – NA% – $55,400
– Fire investigators & inspectors – $32,900 – NA% – $56,100
– Police & patrol officers – $39,300 – NA% – $56,800
– Correctional facility specialists & probation officers – $37,200 – NA% – $49,100
– Jailers & correctional officers –$29,200 – NA- $39,800
– Investigators & private detectives – $NA – NA% – $44,600
– Fish & game wardens $NA– NA- $50,900