Criminal Justice Degrees Guide

Criminal Justice Colleges in Nevada

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 Nevada.

Nevada is home to the nation’s largest gaming industry, with much of its revenue coming from the resorts and casinos around Las Vegas and other parts of the state. In 2007, The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimated that the state earned nearly $127 billion. In 2008, the nearly 300 casinos that earned over $1 million each accounted for about $25 billion out of the state’s entire revenue. In 2007, the per capita personal income of Nevada was about $40,000, putting the state 16th in the nation concerning per capita personal income. Besides gaming, the state also benefits from its vast farming and ranching industry. Perhaps because of the relatively few options for its workforce, the state’s unemployment rate as of August 2010 was 14.4 percent, making it the worst state in the nation for employment opportunities. The state’s educational system also earned low marks from the Center for Public Policy and Higher Education due to the lack of participation and completion on the part of its students.

Nevada crime rates have remained extremely high over the past few years compared to those of other states. In 2008, it was the 3rd state to have the highest violent crimes rate, and the 2nd state to have the highest robbery rate, a position it held from 2006 to 2008; however, it should be noted that its overall crime rates dropped slightly from 2008 to 2009, following a nationwide trend in decreasing crime rates. The crimes that had the highest rate per 100,000 residents in 2009 were property theft and burglary. The most common violent crime in 2009 was aggravated assault. Although crime occurs statewide, most of the crimes in the state are confined to the Las Vegas metropolitan area and surrounding counties, which have a total violent crime rate of 9.47. Compared to cities of similar size, Las Vegas had the third highest violent crime rate just behind Philadelphia and Detroit 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 NV

University of Phoenix Kaplan University Capella University

Henderson Criminal Justice Campus Programs

ITT-Tech Campus Kaplan University DeVry University

Las Vegas Criminal Justice Campus Programs

University of Phoenix ITT-Tech Campus

Reno Criminal Justice Campus Programs

University of Phoenix

Interested in a criminal justice career in Nevada? 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

Nevada Employment: 120

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $32.32

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $67,230

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

National Employment: 8,110

National Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41

National Mean Annual Wage: $63,250

Nevada Employment: 40

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $33.82

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $70,340

Bailiffs

National Employment: 17,140

National Mean Hourly Wage: $19.35

National Mean Annual Wage: $40,240

Nevada Employment: 150

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $24.42

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $50,800

Correctional Officers and Jailers

National Employment: 455,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49

National Mean Annual Wage: $42,610

Nevada Employment: 2,760

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $27.21

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $56,600

Court Reporters

National Employment: 3,172,420

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,740

Nevada Employment: 100

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $24.94

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $51,880

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

National Employment: 110,380

National Mean Hourly Wage: $31.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $65,860

Nevada Employment: 620

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $33.80

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $70,310

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers

National Employment: 45,540

National Mean Hourly Wage: $28.76

National Mean Annual Wage: $59,810

Nevada Employment: 290

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $38.67

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $80,430

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives

National Employment: 99,900

National Mean Hourly Wage: $37.78

National Mean Annual Wage: $78,580

Nevada Employment: 850

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $45.99

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $95,650

Fish and Game Wardens

National Employment: 7,530

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.42

National Mean Annual Wage: $54,950

Nevada Employment: 60

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $29.63

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $61,620

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

National Employment: 26,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99

National Mean Annual Wage: $103,990

Nevada Employment: 200

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $61.05

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $126,980

Law Clerks

National Employment: 32,630

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,960

Nevada Employment: 180

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $28.30

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $58,870

Lawyers

National Employment: 556,790

National Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03

National Mean Annual Wage: $129,020

Nevada Employment: 3,730

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $59.68

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $124,130

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

National Employment: 246,810

National Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08

National Mean Annual Wage: $50,080

Nevada Employment: 1,350

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $24.38

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $50,720

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

National Employment: 641,590

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.53

National Mean Annual Wage: $55,180

Nevada Employment: 4,980

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $30.99

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $64,460

Private Detectives and Investigators

National Employment: 31,250

National Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $47,130

Nevada Employment: 170

Nevada Hourly Mean Wage: $24.59

Nevada Annual Mean Wage: $51,140

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