CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Statistics

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#2939 of 14,131 In the World
#854 of 2,597 In North America
#786 of 2,496 In the United States
#81 of 221 In New York State
#30 of 92 In New York City
#23 of 1,206 For Criminology and Criminal Justice
Top50% For 83 other topics
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Acceptance rate
45%
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
13,146
Graduates
2,064
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate
Website
jjay.cuny.edu

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice has an acceptance rate of 45% and is among the top 11% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 45% 36% 51%
Applicants 18,765 7,620 11,145
Admissions 8,366 2,721 5,645
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,750 540 1,210
Freshmen enrolled part time 20 12 8

7,007 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

6,705 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

Hispanic 7107 (47%)
White 2762 (18%)
Black or African American 2567 (17%)
Asian 1713 (11%)
Nonresident Alien 542 (4%)
Two or more races 435 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 23 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 23 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$8,365
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $6,930$11,090
Tuition in-state $6,930$11,090
Tuition out-of-state $14,880$20,520
Fee in-district $540$442
Fee in-state $540$442
Fee out-of-state $540$442

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 142
Room charge $19,018

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice majors

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice has granted 3,354 bachelor's degrees across 31 programs and 692 master's across 12 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Major Bachelor Master
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 1,243 196
Forensic Psychology 530 83
Public Administration 66 214
Criminal Justice & Police Science 246
Criminology 218
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 184
Legal Studies 147
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 86 46
Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation 113
Political Science and Government, General 102
Forensic Science and Technology 47 12
Economics, General 53 5
Securities Services Administration & Management 44 12
English Language and Literature, General 50
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 45
Human Services, General 41
Sociology, General 38
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology 30
Crisis & Emergency & Disaster Management 24
International Relations and Affairs 22
Cyber & Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism 19
Social Sciences, Other 19
Fire Services Administration 16
Toxicology 15
Community Organization and Advocacy 14
Anthropology, General 12
History, General 10
Philosophy 9
Fire Science & Fire-fighting 8
Computational Science 6
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 6
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 6
Latin American Studies 5
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Cell Biology and Anatomy 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1
Grand Total 3,354 692

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice has a graduation rate of 54%, which is among the 49% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 54% 51% 57%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice has published 6,247 scientific papers with 112,231 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Psychology, Medicine, Environmental Science, Biology, Computer Science, and Philosophy.

Publications
6,247
Citations
112,231

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,697 / 69,895
Political Science
3,517 / 46,912
Sociology
3,216 / 48,910
Law
3,195 / 44,923
Psychology
2,661 / 71,226
Medicine
2,518 / 60,989
Environmental Science
2,353 / 37,266
Biology
2,311 / 57,936
Computer Science
2,227 / 49,734
Philosophy
2,191 / 33,998
History
1,781 / 20,710
Criminology and Criminal Justice
1,675 / 26,315
Physics
1,651 / 36,481
Geography and Cartography
1,636 / 21,725
Engineering
1,574 / 33,286
Social Psychology
1,491 / 34,002
Archaeology
1,384 / 18,581
Chemistry
1,295 / 32,335
Psychiatry
1,227 / 38,800
Quantum and Particle physics
1,119 / 26,028
Business
1,075 / 17,226
Linguistics
954 / 15,939
Economics
914 / 12,304
Mathematics
899 / 15,823
Public Health
896 / 24,471
Art & Design
783 / 9,620
Geology
774 / 16,372
Clinical Psychology
770 / 22,099
Genetics
749 / 19,908
Child Psychology
736 / 17,877
Biochemistry
730 / 18,944
Organic Chemistry
694 / 15,806
Statistics
694 / 13,529
Neuroscience
656 / 26,550
Paleontology
633 / 13,918
Ecology
619 / 10,689
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine
589 / 18,865
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
567 / 14,356
Materials Science
560 / 13,618
Anthropology
558 / 9,846

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 51 298
1991 42 321
1992 36 324
1993 55 289
1994 47 321
1995 46 337
1996 40 314
1997 65 352
1998 66 461
1999 55 437
2000 69 466
2001 58 525
2002 90 628
2003 66 823
2004 75 939
2005 86 1105
2006 124 1144
2007 168 1508
2008 197 1853
2009 205 2425
2010 208 2892
2011 196 3237
2012 242 3865
2013 204 4504
2014 226 5409
2015 283 5787
2016 315 6103
2017 305 6787
2018 316 7186
2019 326 8266
2020 300 9748
2021 433 11594
2022 289 9879
Academic rankings

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice alumni

  1. Pauley Perrette

    Pauley Perrette
    Born in
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    Years
    1969-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    writerbloggervoice actorpoetfilm producer
    Biography

    Pauley Perrette is an American actress and singer. She played Abby Sciuto in the television series NCIS from 2003 to 2018.

  2. Jimmy Iovine

    Jimmy Iovine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    audio engineerengineerfilm producerrecord producercomposer
    Biography

    James Iovine is an American entrepreneur, record executive, and media proprietor best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records. In 2006, Iovine and rapper-producer Dr. Dre founded Beats Electronics, which produces audio products and operated a now-defunct music streaming service. The company was purchased by Apple Inc. for $3 billion in May 2014.

  3. Henry Lee

    Henry Lee
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1938-.. (age 85)
    Enrolled in the CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    1968-1972 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    authorcriminologist
    Biography

    Henry Chang-Yu Lee is a Chinese-American forensic scientist. He is one of the world's foremost forensic scientists and founder of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, affiliated with the University of New Haven.

  4. Eric Adams

    Eric Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianpolice officer
    Biography

    Eric Leroy Adams is an American politician and former police officer, serving as the 110th mayor of New York City since January 1, 2022. Adams was an officer in the New York City Transit Police and then the New York City Police Department for more than 20 years, retiring at the rank of captain. He served in the New York State Senate from 2006 to 2013, representing the 20th Senate district in Brooklyn. In November 2013, Adams was elected Brooklyn Borough President, the first African-American to hold the position, and reelected in November 2017.

All 26 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names John Jay College of Criminal Justice
John Jay
Founded 1964
Motto Fierce Advocates for Justice
Colors navy, light blue
Academic calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 1,386
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and contacts

Address 524 W 59th St
New York, New York, 10019
United States
City population 8,804,000
Phone 2122378000
Fax +1 (212) 237 8901

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