Criminal Justice Degrees Guide

Criminal Justice Colleges in Georgia

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 Georgia.

Residents of Georgia numbered 9,544,750 in 2007, according to estimates, and the state’s per capita personal income averaged $33,499, placing it 37th in the nation. Because of its central location in the south and the broad reach of its capitol, Atlanta, Georgia remains a constant influence upon the region’s industry, agriculture, technology, transportation, communications, and so on. While Georgia ranks low regarding the number of high school students who graduate, it is one of the top states when it comes to completion rates among its higher education students. To improve the education in the state, Georgia offers aid, called the HOPE Scholarship, to all students who have a 3.0 high school GPA and attend a public university in the Georgia system, which consists of approximately 70 institutions. The strength of the educational system in Georgia directly affects the health of its economy. Although the state’s unemployment rate is 10.0 percent as of August 2010, it has fallen since March and should continue to recover.

Crime in Georgia is highly concentrated around Atlanta, with 55 percent of the crimes reported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in 2009 having been committed there. The next highest metropolitan statistical area is Augusta, on the border of South Carolina, which only accounts for 5 percent of the crimes reported. Non-metropolitan statistical areas (i.e. the rural areas unaffiliated with a metropolitan area) accounted for 14 percent of the total crimes. Total violent crime rate in 2009 was 410.6, with a murder rate of 5.7. Violent crimes in Georgia dipped significantly from 2008 numbers, as did burglary and larceny. Georgia’s violent crime rate is less than the 2009 national average of 429.4, though it’s murder rate is 0.7 higher than the national average. Based on its total violent crime rate of 11.5 in 2009, the state’s capitol Atlanta is 7th worse among cities with populations over 500,000.

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.

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Online Colleges Offering Classes in GA

University of Phoenix Kaplan University Capella University

Alpharetta Criminal Justice Campus Programs

DeVry University University of Phoenix

Atlanta Criminal Justice Campus Programs

University of Phoenix Argosy University ITT-Tech Campus Strayer University Campus DeVry University

Decatur Criminal Justice Campus Programs

DeVry University Kaplan University

Duluth Criminal Justice Campus Programs

DeVry University Kaplan University

Chamblee Criminal Justice Campus Programs

Strayer University Campus

Douglasville Criminal Justice Campus Programs

Strayer University Campus

Lithonia Criminal Justice Campus Programs

Strayer University Campus

Morrow Criminal Justice Campus Programs

Strayer University Campus

Roswell Criminal Justice Campus Programs

Strayer University Campus

Stockbridge Criminal Justice Campus Programs

DeVry University

Columbus Criminal Justice Campus Programs

University of Phoenix

Savannah Criminal Justice Campus Programs

University of Phoenix

Interested in a criminal justice career in Georgia? 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

Georgia Employment: 250

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $44.44

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $92,430

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

National Employment: 8,110

National Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41

National Mean Annual Wage: $63,250

Georgia Employment: 90

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $24.62

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $51,210

Bailiffs

National Employment: 17,140

National Mean Hourly Wage: $19.35

National Mean Annual Wage: $40,240

Georgia Employment: 870

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $9.72

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $20,210

Correctional Officers and Jailers

National Employment: 455,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49

National Mean Annual Wage: $42,610

Georgia Employment: 17,720

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $14.50

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $30,160

Court Reporters

National Employment: 3,172,420

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,740

Georgia Employment: 610

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $18.46

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $38,390

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

National Employment: 110,380

National Mean Hourly Wage: $31.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $65,860

Georgia Employment: 4,750

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $25.73

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $53,530

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers

National Employment: 45,540

National Mean Hourly Wage: $28.76

National Mean Annual Wage: $59,810

Georgia Employment: 1,320

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $21.89

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $45,530

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives

National Employment: 99,900

National Mean Hourly Wage: $37.78

National Mean Annual Wage: $78,580

Georgia Employment: 3,850

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $27.54

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $57,280

Fish and Game Wardens

National Employment: 7,530

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.42

National Mean Annual Wage: $54,950

Georgia Employment: 570

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $16.39

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $34,080

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

National Employment: 26,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99

National Mean Annual Wage: $103,990

Georgia Employment: 1,150

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $42.26

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $87,910

Law Clerks

National Employment: 32,630

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,960

Georgia Employment: 2,160

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $17.35

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $36,090

Lawyers

National Employment: 556,790

National Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03

National Mean Annual Wage: $129,020

Georgia Employment: 13,640

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $68.72

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $142,930

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

National Employment: 246,810

National Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08

National Mean Annual Wage: $50,080

Georgia Employment: 6,760

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $31.14

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $64,760

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

National Employment: 641,590

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.53

National Mean Annual Wage: $55,180

Georgia Employment: 19,940

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $18.93

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $39,370

Private Detectives and Investigators

National Employment: 31,250

National Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $47,130

Georgia Employment: 1,140

Georgia Hourly Mean Wage: $19.41

Georgia Annual Mean Wage: $40,380

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