Criminal Justice Degrees Guide

Criminal Justice Colleges in Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma.

Oklahoma is located in the Great Plains in the United States and has a rich Native American and pioneer history. In total, 39 Indian tribes and nations have their headquarters in the state, and many Oklahoma residents remember when the state was still a western frontier. Today, Oklahoma boasts one of the lowest costs of living in the nation and a fairly low unemployment rate (6.8 percent). Oklahoma City is the state’s capital and largest city. Oklahoma has 39 accredited public and independent institutions of higher education, not to mention dozens of technical and private colleges as well. The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University are the largest public colleges in the state. Both schools maintain a large main campus, and several satellite campuses throughout Oklahoma. Together, all of these schools see an average 180,000 undergraduate students, 20,000 graduate students, and 4,000 first-professional degree students enrolling each year.

Oklahoma recorded a population of around 3.7 million people in 2009. With approximately 300,000 crimes reported to authorities that year, the state maintains a crime index of around 150,000. The greatest crimes committed involved property crimes (132,000), larceny and theft (83,000), burglary (38,000), and violent crimes (18,500). With these statistics, Oklahoma ranks 19th in the country in property crimes, 17th in murders, 10th in forcible rapes, 27th in robberies, 10th in aggravated assaults, 10th in burglaries, 24th in larceny, and 19th in vehicle thefts. In violent crimes, Oklahoma ranks 11th in the country, with an average crime rate of 5.23 per 1,000 residents. This number is slightly higher than the national average of 4.7 crimes per 1,000 residents. Also, Oklahoma has a rating of 20 crimes committed per square mile, which is much lower than the national median of nearly 50 crimes per square mile. Generally, more crimes are committed in the urban settings of Oklahoma City, Norman, and Tulsa.

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 OK

Kaplan University Capella University University of Phoenix

Oklahoma City Criminal Justice Campus Programs

University of Phoenix Kaplan University DeVry University

Tulsa Criminal Justice Campus Programs

ITT-Tech Campus University of Phoenix

Interested in a criminal justice career in Oklahoma? 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

Oklahoma Employment: 180

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $37.10

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $77,160

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

National Employment: 8,110

National Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41

National Mean Annual Wage: $63,250

Oklahoma Employment: 90

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $28.56

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $59,400

Bailiffs

National Employment: 17,140

National Mean Hourly Wage: $19.35

National Mean Annual Wage: $40,240

Oklahoma Employment: 270

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $14.28

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $29,700

Correctional Officers and Jailers

National Employment: 455,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49

National Mean Annual Wage: $42,610

Oklahoma Employment:7,710

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $13.39

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $27,850

Court Reporters

National Employment: 3,172,420

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,740

Oklahoma Employment: 410

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $24.86

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $51,710

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

National Employment: 110,380

National Mean Hourly Wage: $31.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $65,860

Oklahoma Employment: 1,700

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $24.95

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $51,890

First Line Supervisors/ Managers of Correctional Officers

National Employment: 45,540

National Mean Hourly Wage: $28.76

National Mean Annual Wage: $59,810

Oklahoma Employment: 860

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $22.54

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $46,870

First Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives

National Employment: 99,900

National Mean Hourly Wage: $37.78

National Mean Annual Wage: $78,580

Oklahoma Employment: 1,460

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $27.71

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $57,640

Fish and Game Wardens

National Employment: 7,530

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.42

National Mean Annual Wage: $54,950

Oklahoma Employment: 210

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $18.26

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $37,980

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

National Employment: 26,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99

National Mean Annual Wage: $103,990

Oklahoma Employment: 470

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $49.35

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $102,650

Law Clerks

National Employment: 32,630

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,960

Oklahoma Employment: 340

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $15.49

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $32,220

Lawyers

National Employment: 556,790

National Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03

National Mean Annual Wage: $129,020

Oklahoma Employment: 6,400

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $43.79

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $91,080

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

National Employment: 246,810

National Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08

National Mean Annual Wage: $50,080

Oklahoma Employment: 2,620

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $20.92

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $43,520

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

National Employment: 641,590

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.53

National Mean Annual Wage: $55,180

Oklahoma Employment: 7,460

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $17.58

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $36,560

Private Detectives and Investigators

National Employment: 31,250

National Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $47,130

Oklahoma Employment: 380

Oklahoma Hourly Mean Wage: $22.02

Oklahoma Annual Mean Wage: $45,800

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