CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice

CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice

Founded in 1964, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college located in midtown, Manhattan, New York City. It is the only liberal arts college with a criminal justice focus in the U.S. The college is named after John Jay, the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court and one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was a native of New York City and also a New York State governor.

The campus comprises more than five buildings. The college enrolls over 13,000 full time students including traditional, pre-career undergraduate students and those pursuing master's degrees in a variety of disciplines.

John Jay College has a number of NCAA division III sports teams which are members of the CUNYAC conference. Their official mascot is the Bloodhound.

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CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice
899 Tenth Ave
New York , NY 10019
General Phone: (212) 237-8000

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John Jay Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Security and Law Enforcement1,343criminal justice and administration, forensic science, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention, corrections administration, fire services administration, fire-fighting, criminology
Therapy and Counseling602forensic psychology
Family and Social Work233community organization, public administration
Liberal Arts141peace and conflict resolution, political science, social studies
Law117legal studies
Computer Science and Engineering25computer support

Number of programs and degrees for John Jay in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,71711
Master's degree5266
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years321
Associate's degree1863

John Jay Student Body

In 2007-2008, John Jay had a total enrollment of 14,841 students (11,577 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 28%
Black 25%
Hispanic 37%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 30%
20-21 22%
22-24 18%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York95%
State unknown4%
(International Students)1%

John Jay Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 44 %

John Jay Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

John Jay Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410510
SAT Math410520

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

John Jay Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,329
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,969
Books and supplies $ 1,016

Financial Aid:
John Jay participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 269300)

John Jay Faculty

John Jay has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track8169
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4024

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year57$110,89931$108,647
Associate professoracademic year64$86,12244$84,085
Assistant professoracademic year77$70,59386$70,650
Instructoracademic year10$60,6612*
Lectureracademic year25$61,70517$61,552
All faculty totalacademic year233$83,339180$79,495

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

John Jay Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball City University of New York Athletic Conference
Baseball City University of New York Athletic Conference
Track City University of New York Athletic Conference

John Jay Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration

Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections Administration
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Forensic Psychology

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% of degrees in law
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Top 15%John Jay % of degrees in law

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