Criminal Justice Degrees Guide

Criminal Justice Colleges in Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin.

Wisconsin’s economy earned nearly $240.4 billion for the state in 2008, and its per capita personal income was $35,239. The state is in the middle of the nation as far as the strength and size of its economy. Although often thought of as an agricultural state, Wisconsin actually earns the greatest portion of its income through the manufacturing industry, especially transportation-related manufacturing. Farming still adds to the economy, as the state is second to California in dairy production, but manufacturing is by far the greatest income earner for the state. As of August 2010, the state’s unemployment rate was 7.9 percent. Higher education in Wisconsin earns decent marks from The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, most likely due to the fact that fifty-eight percent of the state’s college students earn a bachelor’s degree in six years or less. That said, the state only benefits moderately from its higher education systems, as only a fair number of residents have college degrees.

The rate of total crime in Wisconsin ranked it the 13th safest state in the nation in 2009, according to CQ Press. In Wisconsin, murders are at a low 2.5 index, and aggravated assault has dropped a little over ten points between 2008 and 2009. As with many other states, its most popular crimes are property-related, such as theft and burglary, though these too saw a small decline over the year, following what appears to be a nationwide trend. Crime in Wisconsin is focused around its largest city, Milwaukee, which has crime rates above the national average, though these rates fell to an all time low for the city in 2008. Unfortunately, the city still has a relatively high violent crimes rate compared to other cities with populations of around 600,000, and it is only behind Nashville and the District of Columbia in that regard.

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 WI

Kaplan University University of Phoenix Capella University

Fox Valley Criminal Justice Campus Programs

University of Phoenix

Green Bay Criminal Justice Campus Programs

ITT-Tech Campus

Madison Criminal Justice Campus Programs

ITT-Tech Campus University of Phoenix

Milaukee Criminal Justice Campus Programs

University of Phoenix Kaplan University DeVry University ITT-Tech Campus

Waukesha Criminal Justice Campus Programs

DeVry University Kaplan University

Interested in a criminal justice career in Wisconsin? 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

Wisconsin Employment: 50

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $46.33

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $96,360

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

National Employment: 8,110

National Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41

National Mean Annual Wage: $63,250

Wisconsin Employment: N/A

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $23.70

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $49,290

Bailiffs

National Employment: 17,140

National Mean Hourly Wage: $19.35

National Mean Annual Wage: $40,240

Wisconsin Employment: 240

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $12.44

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $25,870

Correctional Officers and Jailers

National Employment: 455,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49

National Mean Annual Wage: $42,610

Wisconsin Employment: 7,340

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $21.00

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $43,680

Court Reporters

National Employment: 3,172,420

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,740

Wisconsin Employment: 90

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $24.79

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $51,570

Detectives and Criminal Investigators

National Employment: 110,380

National Mean Hourly Wage: $31.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $65,860

Wisconsin Employment: 1,520

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $31.51

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $65,540

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers

National Employment: 45,540

National Mean Hourly Wage: $28.76

National Mean Annual Wage: $59,810

Wisconsin Employment: 770

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $30.82

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $64,100

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives

National Employment: 99,900

National Mean Hourly Wage: $37.78

National Mean Annual Wage: $78,580

Wisconsin Employment: 1,380

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $33.76

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $70,220

Fish and Game Wardens

National Employment: 7,530

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.42

National Mean Annual Wage: $54,950

Wisconsin Employment: 150

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $24.85

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $51,690

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

National Employment: 26,350

National Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99

National Mean Annual Wage: $103,990

Wisconsin Employment: 180

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $22.27

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $46,320

Law Clerks

National Employment: 32,630

National Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17

National Mean Annual Wage: $41,960

Wisconsin Employment: 360

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $17.91

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $37,250

Lawyers

National Employment: 556,790

National Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03

National Mean Annual Wage: $129,020

Wisconsin Employment: 7,390

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $51.85

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $107,850

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

National Employment: 246,810

National Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08

National Mean Annual Wage: $50,080

Wisconsin Employment: 3,860

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $21.15

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $43,990

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

National Employment: 641,590

National Mean Hourly Wage: $26.53

National Mean Annual Wage: $55,180

Wisconsin Employment: 12,240

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $25.06

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $52,120

Private Detectives and Investigators

National Employment: 31,250

National Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66

National Mean Annual Wage: $47,130

Wisconsin Employment: N/A

Wisconsin Hourly Mean Wage: $16.52

Wisconsin Annual Mean Wage: $34,370

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