Criminal Justice Degrees Guide

Criminal Justice Colleges in Hawaii

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 Hawaii.

Hawaii, the last state to join the nation, has an estimated population of 1,288,198 as of 2008 with a median income of $63,746 per person, ranking it 5th in the nation. Hawaii’s island setting makes tourism the state’s greatest industry, earning 24.3 percent of the state’s gross state product in 1997. Total output for the state was around $47 billion in 2003. While there are other forms of income for the state, such as food exports, tourism is the steadiest source of money. Perhaps because of this, the unemployment rate in Hawaii was only 6.4 percent in August of 2010, less than the national average. The state’s school system is the only state system that is completely unified under a board of education; however, the state still struggles to prepare its students for college, due to substantial gaps between ethnic groups. According to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 46 percent of Hawaii’s college students earn a bachelor’s degree within six years, and, unfortunately, this rate has been decreasing over the past ten years.

Hawaii’s crime situation is relatively good as of 2009, with only twenty-three murders being reported statewide. The state’s overall violent crime rate is 275.6, a 1.1 percent increase over the 2008 number. However, 44.4 percent of those crimes were cleared in 2009, an improvement since 2005, when only 32 percent of violent crimes were cleared. Common crimes in Hawaii include aggravated assault, which reached a record high in 2009, and larceny, which made up 71 percent of the property crimes in 2009, though such crimes have been slightly decreasing since 2002. Due to population distribution in 2009, the Honolulu metropolitan area accounted for 70.3 percent of the state’s total crimes. This almost directly matches the city’s percentage of the state’s population, which was 70.4 percent for that same year. However, compared to other cities with populations between 500,000 and 1,000,000 in the United States, Honolulu had the lowest violent crime rate in 2009.

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 HI

University of Phoenix Kaplan University Capella University

Honolulu Criminal Justice Campus Programs

Argosy University Heald College University of Phoenix

Kapolei Criminal Justice Campus Programs

University of Phoenix

Mililani Criminal Justice Campus Programs

University of Phoenix

Kaneohe Criminal Justice Campus Programs

University of Phoenix

Interested in a criminal justice career in Hawaii? 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

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

National Employment: 8,110

National Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41

National Mean Annual Wage: $63,250

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

Hawaii Employment: 2,000

Hawaii Hourly Mean Wage: $22.68

Hawaii Annual Mean Wage: $47,170

Court Reporters

National Employment: 3,172,420

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,740

Hawaii Employment: 30

Hawaii Hourly Mean Wage: $29.55

Hawaii Annual Mean Wage: $61,460

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

National Employment: 110,380

National Mean Hourly Wage: $31.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $65,860

Hawaii Employment: 500

Hawaii Hourly Mean Wage: $36.84

Hawaii Annual Mean Wage: $76,640

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers

National Employment: 45,540

National Mean Hourly Wage: $28.76

National Mean Annual Wage: $59,810

Hawaii Employment: 100

Hawaii Hourly Mean Wage: $34.02

Hawaii Annual Mean Wage: $70,760

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives

National Employment: 99,900

National Mean Hourly Wage: $37.78

National Mean Annual Wage: $78,580

Hawaii Employment: 700

Hawaii Hourly Mean Wage: $38.54

Hawaii Annual Mean Wage: $80,160

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: 26350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99

National Mean Annual Wage: $103,990

Law Clerks

National Employment: 32,630

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,960

Hawaii Employment: 100

Hawaii Hourly Mean Wage: $24.30

Hawaii Annual Mean Wage: $50,540

Lawyers

National Employment: 556,790

National Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03

National Mean Annual Wage: $129,020

Hawaii Employment: 2,100

Hawaii Hourly Mean Wage: $45.59

Hawaii Annual Mean Wage: $94,830

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

National Employment: 246810

National Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08

National Mean Annual Wage: $50,080

Hawaii Employment: 950

Hawaii Hourly Mean Wage: $22.90

Hawaii Annual Mean Wage: $47,640

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

National Employment: 641,590

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.53

National Mean Annual Wage: $55,180

Hawaii Employment: 2,900

Hawaii Hourly Mean Wage: $26.01

Hawaii Annual Mean Wage: $54,110

Private Detectives and Investigators

National Employment: 31,250

National Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $47,130

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