Criminal Justice Program Ranked Top 5% Again

By Anthony Vela

"Molloy College's Criminal Justice program was ranked #14 out of 413 schools nationwide. Molloy now ranks in the top 5% of all criminal justice programs in the United States." (CollegeFactual)

College Factual Logo"We're very excited to be among the top of the list again - and to have beaten out some of our steeper local and national competition. I would credit the efforts of our truly excellent and dedicated faculty. Our CRJ faculty consists of experts in all areas of the field of Criminal Justice (police, law, corrections, theory, analysis, forensics); we make a concerted effort to make sure we have a diverse faculty that can serve all of the student's needs, rather than concentrate on just one area. We strive to be responsive to the evolving needs of the CRJ work force. Our faculty is involved in cutting-edge research on a global scale and we use that expertise to foster student success in the field and advancing scholarship," said Deniese Kennedy-Kollar, Associate Professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Molloy.

Based upon PayScale survey data*, a student who graduates from Molloy with a degree in Criminal Justice will make average early-career earnings of $40,000 and average mid-career earnings of $63,000. This is above the national average of all graduates, who make $35,000 in their early career. It is also above the average graduate's mid-career salary of $59,000.

"In addition to our BS program students can take advantage of other opportunities here at Molloy. We have a growing Dual degree program which allows students to earn an accelerated Master's degree, a Legal Studies minor which grants an ABA accredited paralegal certificate for practice in New York State, and a minor in Forensics which gives students who wish to pursue graduate education in Forensic Studies a leg-up on the competition. We are also currently working on expanding our graduate program options and exploring new undergraduate minors so that we can continue to respond to the needs of the future workplace and prepare our students for employment in the field," said Kennedy-Kollar.

'*Salary data is estimated by College Factual using 2013 data provided by PayScale.

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