Criminal justice program racks up numbers
Thursday, January 1, 2009
The St. Cloud State Department of Criminal Justice’s 2000th bachelor’s degree recipient and 250th master’s degree recipient were among the graduates accepting their diplomas during fall commencement ceremonies in December.
The program’s many students and graduates have a broad impact: there are 130 internship sites around the state and 40 percent of the St. Cloud Police Department’s officers are St. Cloud State criminal justice grads. The popular program, started in the ’70s by Professor Bob Prout, current department chair, has a 96 percent pass rate for students who have taken the MPOST State Licensing Examination.