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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Tuition & Success Analysis

New York, NY

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 12,175

Average annual cost of attendance: $6,707

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $10,000

Campus Setting: Large City

Religious Affiliation: None

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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $4,488

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $7,098

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $11,960

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $14,920

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $16,126


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 39%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 77%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $44,900

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 59%

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Admissions

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Acceptance Rate: 34%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 450 to 540

SAT Critical Reading: 440 to 530

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 54%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 15%

Typical student debt: $10,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $106

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Majors at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice


These are the most popular areas of study offered at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice:

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 3%
  • History – 1%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 52%
  • Legal Professions and Studies – 3%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 1%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 1%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 1%
  • Psychology – 17%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 3%
  • Social Sciences – 16%

For more information about the various majors at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, visit their website.

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Diversity


Overall Composition at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice full time:  81%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice part time:  19%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice:  21%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 11%

Black: 17%

Hispanic: 50%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Unknown: 0%

White: 17%

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 4.5

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 6.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 35.3

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.

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