Criminal Justice Degrees Guide

Criminal Justice Colleges in Delaware

There are a wide variety of programs available through universities offering criminal justice degrees. Below you will find a listing of schools by city as well as online criminal justice colleges that offer classes throughout Delaware.

Delaware is a tiny state with only three counties, and a three-hour drive will get you from the top to the bottom of the state. You are never more than three hours from Delaware’s attractive coastline. Dewey Beach is particularly popular with college students over spring break and is known for being a party town due to its restaurants, bars and nightlife. Newark, home to the University of Delaware, is a major college town here. The state’s coastal location on the Atlantic keeps it from getting as cold in the winters as neighboring states and helps foster hot, humid summers. There’s no sales tax in Delaware, a perk shoppers take advantage of. Those seeking employment here may be interested in the fact that Delaware’s unemployment rate sat at 8.4 percent as of August 2010, which is not only less than the national unemployment rate, but also reflects Delaware’s steadily decreasing unemployment rate since March.

In 2008, Delaware had a crime rate 14 percent higher than the national average, according to the National Institute of Corrections. Property crimes made up 83.6 percent of that crime rate, which is 10 percent higher than the national average, the NIC notes. The other 19.2 percent of that crime rate consists of violent crimes, such as murder, rape, and robbery. This percentage was 35 percent higher than other states. In Delaware, there were 4,288 crimes per 100,000 people, as opposed to the nationwide rate of 3,668 crimes per 100,000 people, according to the NIC. Breaking that down further, there were 703 violent crimes per 100,000 people, compared to 455 violent crimes per 100,000 people nationally. Finally, there were 3,585 property crimes per 100,000 people, compared to 3,213 property crimes per 100,000 people nationally. Crime is generally concentrated in the larger cities such as Wilmington, where news reports recently chronicled anti-violence rallies.

Whether you’re interested in a degree in corrections, criminology, or any other bachelor’s or master’s justice degree, the search for finding the right criminal justice academy for you begins with requesting a free information packet from schools in your area by following the links below.

Online Colleges Offering Classes in DE

Capella University (request free information) Kaplan University   (request free information) Everest University (request free information)

Interested in a criminal justice career in Delaware? Take a look at some of the best crime-fighting jobs in the state.

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

National Employment: 13,140

National Mean Hourly Wage: $42.13

National Mean Annual Wage: $87,620

Delaware Employment: 70

Delaware Hourly Mean Wage: $30.09

Delaware Annual Mean Wage: $62,580

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

National Employment: 8,110

National Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41

National Mean Annual Wage: $63,250

Delaware Employment: 40

Delaware Hourly Mean Wage: $21.60

Delaware Annual Mean Wage: $44,930

Bailiffs

National Employment: 17,140

National Mean Hourly Wage: $19.35

National Mean Annual Wage: $40,240

Correctional Officers and Jailers

National Employment: 455,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49

National Mean Annual Wage: $42,610

Court Reporters

National Employment: 3,172,420

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,740

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

National Employment: 110,380

National Mean Hourly Wage: $31.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $65,860

Delaware Employment: 130

Delaware Hourly Mean Wage: $37.48

Delaware Annual Mean Wage: $77,960

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers

National Employment: 45,540

National Mean Hourly Wage: $28.76

National Mean Annual Wage: $59,810

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives

National Employment: 99,900

National Mean Hourly Wage: $37.78

National Mean Annual Wage: $78,580

Delaware Employment: 270

Delaware Hourly Mean Wage: $41.03

Delaware Annual Mean Wage: $85,350

Fish and Game Wardens

National Employment: 7,530

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.42

National Mean Annual Wage: $54,950

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

National Employment: 26,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99

National Mean Annual Wage: $103,990

Delaware Employment: 130

Delaware Hourly Mean Wage: $63.33

Delaware Annual Mean Wage: $131,730

Law Clerks

National Employment: 32,630

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,960

Delaware Employment: 640

Delaware Hourly Mean Wage: $18.13

Delaware Annual Mean Wage: $37,710

Lawyers

National Employment: 556,790

National Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03

National Mean Annual Wage: $129,020

Delaware Employment: 2,370

Delaware Hourly Mean Wage: $73.22

Delaware Annual Mean Wage: $152,300

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

National Employment: 246,810

National Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08

National Mean Annual Wage: $50,080

Delaware Employment: 1,180

Delaware Hourly Mean Wage: $25.20

Delaware Annual Mean Wage: $52,410

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

National Employment: 641,590

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.53

National Mean Annual Wage: $55,180

Delaware Employment: 1,650

Delaware Hourly Mean Wage: $27.26

Delaware Annual Mean Wage: $56,710

Private Detectives and Investigators

National Employment: 31,250

National Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $47,130

Delaware Employment: 40

Delaware Hourly Mean Wage: $28.57

Delaware Annual Mean Wage: $59,430

Data Source: http://www.bls.gov/oes