Listed below are all of the accredited schools in Alaska that offer Criminal Justice programs.
Alaska is the most sparsely populated state in the country. It has just over one person per square mile. Nevertheless, the state also ranks among the top 15 most dangerous states with a crime rate higher than the national average. As a criminal justice major, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to work in law enforcement in America’s last frontier.
Criminal Justice Education in Alaska
Students of criminal justice can choose from nearly five schools in Alaska. Associate and bachelor’s degrees are available. Check with your school for scholarship information as several organizations offer financial assistance to criminal justice students. The American Criminal Justice Association has a national scholarship program.
Outlook for Criminal Justice in Alaska
If you're looking for good-paying criminal justice jobs, Alaska may be a the place to start. Police officers and detectives can expect to earn a mean annual wage of between $68,000 and $87,000. More jobs will be available for Corrections officers - their mean annual wage is just over $50,000. These figures are found from the 2011 edition of the Occupational Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.