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2022 Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Doctor's Degree Schools

Highlighting Quality Schools With More Affordable Pricing

29 Colleges
$21,570 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$31,952 Avg Salary

Finding the Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Doctor's Degree School for You

In 2019-2020, 113,581 people earned a degree or certificate in criminal justice and corrections, making the major the #34 most popular in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Grad Degree Search has developed this Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 29 schools in the United States to see which doctor's degree programs offered the best value experiences for criminal justice students with the aim of identifying those quality schools that are more affordable than some of their counterparts.

Our ranking of value is based on the quality of a program as defined in our per sticker price dollar. Specifically, our score for quality is discounted by the published tuition and fees charged by the given college. This gives the cost per unit of quality for each college. The more quality your dollar buys, the better the value.

In our regional and nationwide rankings, out-of-state tution and fees are used in our calculations. For statewide rankings, we use average in-state tuition and fees.

2022 Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Doctor’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best value schools for criminal justice majors pursuing a doctor's degree.

Top 10 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Doctor's Degree Schools

$23,640 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend The Graduate Center, CUNY. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Doctor’s Degree Schools list. The Graduate Center is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of New York.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at The Graduate Center are $23,640 per year.

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$15,704 Average Tuition & Fees

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Sam Houston State University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Doctor’s Degree Schools list. SHSU is a very large public school located in the distant town of Huntsville.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at SHSU are $15,704 a year.

Full Criminal Justice & Corrections at Sam Houston State University Report

#4

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND
$18,326 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 29 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of North Dakota landed the # 4 spot on the list. UND is a fairly large public school located in the city of Grand Forks.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at UND are $18,326 a year.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means California University of Pennsylvania is a great value for criminal justice and corrections students. Cal U is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of California.

Cal U graduate students pay an average of $18,508 in tuition and fees each year.

Full Criminal Justice & Corrections at California University of Pennsylvania Report

$10,896 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Southern Mississippi did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for criminal justice and corrections students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Hattiesburg, Southern Miss is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Southern Miss graduate students pay an average of $10,896 in tuition and fees each year.

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$16,374 Average Tuition & Fees

University of Nebraska at Omaha ranked #7 on this year’s Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Doctor’s Degree Schools list. UNOMAHA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Omaha.

UNOMAHA graduate students pay an average of $16,374 in tuition and fees each year.

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$25,558 Average Tuition & Fees

Northeastern University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Doctor’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

Out-of-state tuition fees for graduate students at Northeastern are $25,558 per year.

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#9

University of New Haven

West Haven, CT
$17,610 Average Tuition & Fees

University of New Haven ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Doctor’s Degree Schools list. University of New Haven is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of West Haven.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at University of New Haven are $17,610 a year.

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$13,221 Average Tuition & Fees

Texas Southern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best value schools for criminal justice and corrections students. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the large city of Houston, TSU is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state graduate students at TSU are $13,221 a year.

Full Criminal Justice & Corrections at Texas Southern University Report

Criminal Justice & Corrections by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Criminal Justice & Corrections is one of 4 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fire Protection 13,176
Homeland Security 6,303
Security Science and Technology 6,193
Other Homeland Security 1,793

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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