EKU Ranks 7th Nationally Among Online Criminal Justice Degree Programs

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Online criminal justice degree programs at Eastern Kentucky University are recognized among the best by CriminalJustice.com. The new list was released in June 2015.

Eastern Kentucky University ranks among U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Programs.

Eastern Kentucky University ranks among U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Programs.

This award is really a testament to our faculty and staff. They are committed to each student’s success, and I'm proud that shows.

CriminalJustice.com has ranked Eastern Kentucky University seventh among online bachelor’s degree programs.

The site calls its list of respected criminal justice degree programs “the most rigorous of its kind.” Schools must be fully accredited and are evaluated on IPEDS data, academic standards, faculty expertise and the quality of their online learning platforms. Findings note EKU’s recognition as one of the nation’s best online programs by U.S. News & World Report, as well as its fully-online format and eight-week accelerated structure.

“This award is really a testament to our faculty and staff," said Dr. Victor E. Kappeler, associate dean and Foundation professor for the EKU College of Justice & Safety's School of Justice Studies. “They are committed to each student’s success, and I’m proud that shows.”

The college has offered online degree programs since 2006. Bachelor’s degree options in criminal justice include Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies, Police Studies and Homeland Security. Additional information is available at go.eku.edu/top-criminal-justice-programs

Consistently recognized for having some of the nation’s best online degree programs, EKU strives to make quality education accessible to everyone. EKU is an accredited, brick-and-mortar institution celebrating more than 100 years of student success. EKU Online offers more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degree options in a variety of fields, representing Arts & Sciences, Education, Justice & Safety and Health Sciences.

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