Fast Facts

Fast Facts

John Jay's New Building
John Jay's New Building

The Institution

Founded in 1964, John Jay College of Criminal Justice is one of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts institutions.  The theme of justice is at the heart of each program, ranging across the arts, sciences and humanities. The breadth and diversity of scholarship at John Jay promises a rich learning experience to our students. 

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

  • 35 Majors 
  • 6 Combined BA/MA Programs
  • 52 Minors 
  • 14 Master's Programs
  • 2 Doctoral Programs 

 

Most Popular Majors & Programs 

Bachelor's Majors 

  • Criminal Justice (BA & BS) 33%
  • Forensic Psychology 15%
  • Criminology 7% 
  • Computer Science and Information Security 7%
  • Law and Society 4%

 

Master's Programs

  • Public Administration 26%
  • Criminal Justice 21%
  • Forensic Psychology 10%

 

Students/young people standing around a table, having a discussionStudent Enrollment 

  • Undergraduate students: 13,000+
  • Graduate students: 2,000+
  • Student body: 47% Hispanic, 18% White, 17% Black, 15% Asian, 3% Other
  • Nearly 450 Veterans enrolled
  • 130+ countries represented 
  • 48%  first-generation students  

 

Faculty

  • 1,300+ full-time and part-time faculty
  • 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, 8 Distinguished Professors, 3 Presidential Scholars

 

Alumni

  • Number of active alumni: 60,000
  • Nearly 50% in public service 
  • Top career preferences: government, non-profit organizations

Financial Data

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