Criminal justice program ranked high in state

BLOOMSBURG— Zippia.com, a career planning website, named Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania one of the top ten schools in the state for criminal justice majors.

Zippia’s ranking criteria included mean earnings of criminal justice majors six to 10 years after graduation; the percentage of the graduating class of the school that are criminal justice majors, and school performance, such as admissions rate, graduation rate and median amount of debt after college.

BU, ranked 10th in the poll, was the only Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education university on the list. According to Zippia.com, Bloomsburg’s graduating class size is 2,532 of which 152 were criminal justice majors. The mid-career earnings of a BU criminal justice graduate is about $46,300 annually.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.