Ranks Best Online Criminal Justice Programs in the U.S.

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Top 100 Schools with Criminal Justice Degrees Highlighted in Two, Four Year College Lists

An in-depth analysis of college quality and cost by has determined the Best Online Criminal Justice Programs in the U.S. for 2016-2017. The higher education information and resource provider compared hundreds of colleges and universities around the nation to determine the top 50 two-year and top 50 four-year schools with online criminal justice degree programs respectively, ranking Washburn University, Saint Leo University, Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, Siena Heights University and Tiffin University highest among four-year schools and East Mississippi Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Holmes Community College, Yavapai College and College of the Ouachitas highest among two-year schools.

"A criminal justice degree provides students opportunities to work in a variety of legal or protective service careers,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of “Criminal justice students will not only find a flexible learning option in the schools on our list, but also exceptional overall value in terms of both cost and educational quality when it comes to earning a criminal justice degree online.” requires schools to meet several minimum requirements to be eligible for placement on their rankings. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions and must offer in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools or below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. Qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on a comparison of more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates by school.

More details on data and methodology used to rank each online criminal justice program and a complete list of schools and scores is available at:

Two-year schools recognized as the Best for Online Criminal Justice in 2016-2017:

Atlanta Technical College
Barton County Community College
Beaufort County Community College
Central Georgia Technical College
Central Texas College
Clovis Community College
Coastal Carolina Community College
College of Southern Idaho
College of the Ouachitas
Craven Community College
East Arkansas Community College
East Mississippi Community College
Eastern Arizona College
Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Forsyth Technical Community College
Genesee Community College
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Guilford Technical Community College
Haywood Community College
Holmes Community College
Hutchinson Community College
Itawamba Community College
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Madisonville Community College
Mesa Community College
Mohave Community College
Montgomery Community College
Mountain Empire Community College
Navarro College
Northeast Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Ozarka College
Pamlico Community College
Rio Salado College
Southeastern Illinois College
Southeastern Technical College
Southwest Virginia Community College
Southwestern Community College
Stanly Community College
Tallahassee Community College
Trinity Valley Community College
Truckee Meadows Community College
Tyler Junior College
Vance-Granville Community College
Wayne Community College
Western Piedmont Community College
Western Wyoming Community College
Wilson Community College
Yavapai College

Four-year schools recognized as the Best for Online Criminal Justice in 2016-2017:

Amridge University
Arkansas State University - Main Campus
Arkansas Tech University
Ashland University
Baker College
Bellevue University
Bethel University
Campbellsville University
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Colorado Christian University
Columbia College
Concordia University - Saint Paul
Drury University
Eastern Kentucky University
Fayetteville State University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Hays State University
Glenville State College
Granite State College
Hampton University
Humphreys College-Stockton and Modesto
Judson College
Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale
Liberty University
McNeese State University
Mercy College
Mississippi College
North Carolina Central University
Saint Leo University
Sam Houston State University
Shorter University
Siena Heights University
Southwestern College
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Tiffin University
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Central Florida
University of Central Missouri
University of Great Falls
University of Maine at Fort Kent
University of Maryland - University College
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
University of the Cumberlands
Washburn University
Washington State University
Western New Mexico University
Wichita State University
Wilmington University

### began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.

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