Criminal Justice Degrees Guide

Criminal Justice Colleges in New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire.

New Hampshire’s economy is one of the smallest in the nation, ranked tenth lowest regarding its total state product, which was $60 billion in 2008 according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. However, New Hampshire had a median household income of $49,467 in 2008, making it seventh highest in the United States. Its small economy, which is primarily based on agriculture and manufacturing, did not suffer the full effects of the recent recession until the first half of 2010. That said, the state’s unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in August of 2010, well below the national average of 9.6 percent. As far as education, New Hampshire does better than most of the nation. The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education awarded the state an A- for completion, as many of the students who enroll in college earn their bachelor’s degree at a higher rate than the national average. The state benefits greatly from this completion rate.

New Hampshire is one of the states to have the lowest crime rates in the nation. In fact, it leads Vermont and Maine as the safest state in the nation. In 2009, the state’s police agencies reported only fifteen murders across the population of 1.5 million. New Hampshire also had very low rates in the other violent crime categories, such as rape and aggravated assault, staying below the national average for that year. The state has seen its crime rates dip slightly from the 2008 numbers, though because the state has had a consistently low crime rate over the past ten years, the change does not reflect the decline seen at the national level. Most common crimes in the state of New Hampshire are property crimes, such as larceny, which have actually slightly increased since 2008. The most common violent crime in the state is aggravated assault, which has also slightly increased since 2008.

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 NH

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Interested in a criminal justice career in New Hampshire? 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

New Hampshire Employment: 150

New Hampshire Hourly Mean Wage: $26.30

New Hampshire Annual Mean Wage: $54,700

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

New Hampshire Employment: 270

New Hampshire Hourly Mean Wage: $14.70

New Hampshire Annual Mean Wage: $30,580

Correctional Officers and Jailers

National Employment: 455,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49

National Mean Annual Wage: $42,610

New Hampshire Employment: 980

New Hampshire Hourly Mean Wage: $18.50

New Hampshire Annual Mean Wage: $38,480

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

New Hampshire Employment: 350

New Hampshire Hourly Mean Wage: $30.76

New Hampshire Annual Mean Wage: $63,980

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers

National Employment: 45,540

National Mean Hourly Wage: $28.76

National Mean Annual Wage: $59,810

New Hampshire Employment: 70

New Hampshire Hourly Mean Wage: $27.59

New Hampshire Annual Mean Wage: $57,380

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives

National Employment: 99,900

National Mean Hourly Wage: $37.78

National Mean Annual Wage: $78,580

New Hampshire Employment: 460

New Hampshire Hourly Mean Wage: $33.86

New Hampshire Annual Mean Wage: $70,420

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

Law Clerks

National Employment: 32,630

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,960

Lawyers

National Employment: 556,790

National Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03

National Mean Annual Wage: $129,020

New Hampshire Employment: 1,830

New Hampshire Hourly Mean Wage: $45.87

New Hampshire Annual Mean Wage: $95,410

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

National Employment: 246,810

National Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08

National Mean Annual Wage: $50,080

New Hampshire Employment: 1,070

New Hampshire Hourly Mean Wage: $20.92

New Hampshire Annual Mean Wage: $43,510

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

National Employment: 641,590

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.53

National Mean Annual Wage: $55,180

New Hampshire Employment: 2,920

New Hampshire Hourly Mean Wage: $22.78

New Hampshire Annual Mean Wage: $47,380

Private Detectives and Investigators

National Employment: 31,250

National Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $47,130

New Hampshire Employment: N/A

New Hampshire Hourly Mean Wage: $18.99

New Hampshire Annual Mean Wage: $39,500

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