John Jay Today
Today, after decades of remarkable growth, John Jay has made good on its promise to provide high quality education for students who are interested in the challenges of crime, safety and justice.
Our campus is now home to over 15,000 students, including 13,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students in our two doctoral and eight master’s programs. Our students now pursue an impressive array of professions, far beyond policing, including forensic science, law practice, fire protection, social work, teaching, forensic psychology and corrections. Our students are leaders in the political and civic fabric of our city.
Today’s students are in some ways quite different from John Jay’s first class of 1,000 police officers. They are 60% women, 40% Hispanic, and 25% African-American. About a quarter are born in another country; half speak a language other than English at home. Like the first John Jay students, most are the first in their families to attend college.