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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

One of the first institutions dedicated to adult education, John F. Kennedy University is located in the San Francisco Bay area community of Orinda. The school offers programs in law, liberal arts, psychology, management, and holistic studies. JFKU enrolls about 1600 students ranging in age from twenty-something to seventy-something. The average age is 38.

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Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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One of the first institutions dedicated to adult education, John F. Kennedy University is located in the San Francisco Bay area community of Orinda. The school offers programs in law, liberal arts, psychology, management, and holistic studies. JFKU enrolls about 1600 students ranging in age from twenty-something to seventy-something. The average age is 38.

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John Jay College is both an internationally recognized leader in scholarly research on criminal justice and a premier academic institution whose public service mission draws students from around the world. Each of our criminal-justice oriented majors is broadened by a curriculum rich in the liberal arts and taught by experts in their field. A wide range of academic disciplines is examined, and subjects integral to justice, security and the rule of law, explored.

Students and faculty take advantage of our mid-Manhattan location, participating fully in the vibrant urban life outside our doors. The inspiration and stimulation the city offers provides them with exceptional community service opportunities and a deeper understanding of the social contract. In addition to a top-tier education, we help our students plot their course from the theoretical world of academia to the practical job of changing the world.

Undergraduate and graduate coursework is informed by the critical research conducted at John Jay. Queries about the role of the media in criminal justice, prisoner reentry, human rights and terrorism are posed and debated by John Jay's centers and institutes. These serve to further the scholarly discourse surrounding these complex issues and provide essential information used by academics, policymakers and practitioners.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 13,217
Gender 44% Male / 56% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 79% Full Time / 21% Part Time
Geography 96% In State / 4% Out of State / 2% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 64% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 23%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
International 3%
Hispanic/Latino 42%
Black or African American 21%
Asian 10%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Activities

Student Publications: John Jay Times

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Musical Theater
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center pre-admission summer program reduced course load remedial instruction tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates health services on-campus daycare personal counseling placement services for graduates veteran's counselor economically disadvantaged students services financial aid counseling women's services minority students services
  • Facilities: security laboratory, fire science laboratory, explosion-proof toxicology research laboratory
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cooperative education cross-registration dual enrollment of high school students english as a second language (esl) visiting/exchange student program honors program independent study internships liberal arts/career combination student-designed major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (43%), Forensic Psychology (16%), Criminology (5%), Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other (4%), Criminal Justice/Police Science (4%), Political Science and Government (3%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Any instructional program in ethnic, cultural minority, gender, and group studies not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to study the theories and principles, of correctional science and to function as professional corrections officers and other workers in public and/or private incarceration facilities.

Job Opportunities:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.
Correctional Officers and Jailers
Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

Any instructional program in corrections and criminal justice not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Correctional Officers and Jailers
Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

A program focusing on the theory and practice of fires and fire-fighting. Includes instruction in fire chemistry and physics, combustible materials, computer science, building construction, fire codes and related laws, fire hydraulics, fire command, fire prevention/inspection, fire protection systems, fire suppression systems, fire/arson investigation, occupational safety, equipment operation, emergency medicine and communications.

Job Opportunities:

Firefighters
Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.
Fire Inspectors and Investigators
Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and State laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

A program focusing on the principles, theory, and practices associated with the management of fire operations, firefighting services, and community fire issues. Includes instruction in fire protection history and theory, incident command leadership, administration of public fire organizations, labor relations, emergency medical services management, fire emergency response strategies and mitigation, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention and control.

A program that focuses on the application of the physical, biomedical, and social sciences to the analysis and evaluation of physical evidence, human testimony and criminal suspects. Includes instruction in forensic medicine, forensic dentistry, anthropology, psychology, entomology, pathology, forensic laboratory technology and autopsy procedures, DNA and blood pattern analysis, crime scene analysis, crime scene photography, fingerprint technology, document analysis, witness and suspect examination procedures, applicable law and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Forensic Science Technicians
Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government and that focuses on the systematic study of executive organization and management. Includes instruction in the roles, development, and principles of public administration; the management of public policy; executive-legislative relations; public budgetary processes and financial management; administrative law; public personnel management; professional ethics; and research methods.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Legislators
Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
Plan, direct, or coordinate operational, administrative, management, and supportive services of a U.S. post office; or coordinate activities of workers engaged in postal and related work in assigned post office.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.

A program that prepares individuals to plan, manage, and supervise services providing private security protection for people and property and related investigative and consulting functions. Includes instruction in security and loss prevention services, private security and investigation techniques, security technologies, personnel management, business operations, marketing, applicable law and regulations, and client relations.

Job Opportunities:

First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other
All protective service supervisors not listed separately above.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to plan and manage institutional facilities and programs for housing and rehabilitating prisoners in the public and/or private sectors. Includes instruction in the principles and practice of correction, facilities planning and management, safety and security, social and health services, staff and inmate management, budgeting, communication skills, correctional psychology, and applications to specific types of correctional facilities approaches.

Job Opportunities:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.

A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

Job Opportunities:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Bailiffs
Maintain order in courts of law.
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.
Private Detectives and Investigators
Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.

A program that prepares individuals to plan, manage, and supervise services providing private security protection for people and property and related investigative and consulting functions. Includes instruction in security and loss prevention services, private security and investigation techniques, security technologies, personnel management, business operations, marketing, applicable law and regulations, and client relations.

Job Opportunities:

First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other
All protective service supervisors not listed separately above.

A program that prepares individuals to perform routine inspection, patrol and crime prevention services for private clients. Includes instruction in the provision of personal protection as well as property security.

Job Opportunities:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Transit and Railroad Police
Protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in computer and information sciences and support services not listed above.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Sociologists
Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Economists
Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
Survey Researchers
Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to apply clinical, counseling, school, and neuropsychology skills to the provision of psychological services within the criminal justice and civil legal systems, including consultation, assessment, and interventions. Includes instruction in the epidemiology of mental/behavioral disorders, risk factors for violence and criminality, profiling and patterning, psychological testing, prediction and intervention measurement, forensic assessment, criminal and civil law and procedures, secure environments, forensic treatment and intervention skills, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in social sciences not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.

Administration & Faculty

President Jeremy Travis
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 414
Student : Faculty Ratio 18 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 52 : 47
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 59
Tenure Track Faculty 35
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 5
International Faculty 4

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 4.0 Art 101 3.0
AP Calculus AB 4.0 MAT 241 3.0
AP Calculus BC 4.0 MAT 242 6.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 CHE 103, CHE 104 9.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 4.0 CHI 101, CHI 102 6.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4.0 POL BL - Political Science Elective 3.0
AP Computer Science A 4.0 Computer Science Elective 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 ENG 101, ENG 102 6.0
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 LIT 231, LIT 232 6.0
AP Environmental Science 4.0 ENV 108 4.0
AP European History 4.0 HIS 203, HIS 205 6.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 FRE 101, FRE 102 6.0
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 GER 101, GER 102 6.0
AP Human Geography 4.0 Economics, Anthropology, or Sociology Elective 3.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 4.0 ITA 101, ITA 102 6.0
AP Latin 4.0 Foreign Language Electives 6.0
AP Macroeconomics 4.0 ECO 220 3.0
AP Microeconomics 4.0 ECO 225 3.0
AP Music Theory 4.0 MUS 101 3.0
AP Physics B 4.0 PHY 203, PHY 204 8.0
AP Psychology 4.0 PSY 101 Pass / No Credit
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 SPA 101, SPA 102 6.0
AP Statistics 4.0 STA 250 3.0
AP United States Government and Politics 4.0 POL 101 3.0
AP United States History 4.0 HIS 201, HIS 202 6.0
AP World History 4.0 History Elective 3.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 43/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 34.1% accepted of 13,753 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
 
SATMath440 - 530
Reading420 - 510

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Rigor Of Secondary School Record

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Visual Performing Arts 1 0
English 4 0
Math 3 4
Social Studies 2 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Academic Electives 0 0
Science Lab 2 3

Other Application Information: All SAT Scores Required for Review SAT or ACT

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $5,552 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $3,470
$30K-$48K $5,818
$48K-$75K $9,770
$75K-$110K $12,764
$110K+ $13,275

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $5,730, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $5,730 Same as On-Campus
Fees $329 Same as On-Campus
Housing $18,522 $13,554
Books $1,248 $1,248
Total (before financial aid) $25,829 $20,861

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $12,240 Same as On-Campus
Fees $329 Same as On-Campus
Housing $18,522 $13,554
Books $1,248 $1,248
Total (before financial aid) $32,339 $27,371

Students Receiving Aid

73% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 9% $4,505
Federal Scholarships/Grants 64% $4,944
Other Federal Grants 19% $387
Pell Grants 64% $4,828
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 66% $3,788
Student Loans 9% $4,505

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

11% of students graduated on time.

33% of students graduated in six years.

78% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Salaries

The typical (median) early career salary of CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice graduates is $37,500, according to Payscale.

Athletics

Athletics

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Tennis Chris Weeks (Get recruited )
Basketball Otis Fenn (Get recruited )
Soccer Chris Weeks (Get recruited )
Baseball Joe Mandile (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Volleyball Brittany Fout (Get recruited )
Softball Danielle Bonici (Get recruited )
Swimming Jessica Kolackovsky (Get recruited )
Soccer Kamal Haruna (Get recruited )
Basketball Diane Ramirez (Get recruited )
Tennis Chris Weeks (Get recruited )

Rankings

Forbes

#483 America's Top Colleges

PayScale

#592 Starting Median Salary Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#33 Regional Universities Overall Score
#39 Regional Universities North Top Public Rankings
#122 Regional Universities North Rankings
#131 Regional Universities

WalletHub

#175 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#8 Master's Universities - Graduation Rate Rank
#59 Master's Universities - Research Expenditures Rank
#128 Master's Universities - Overall Rank
#310 Master's Universities - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#312 Master's Universities - Community Service Participation Rank
#345 Master's Universities - ROTC Rank
#432 Master's Universities - Peace Corps Rank
#477 Master's Universities - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#591 Master's Universities - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
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