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2021 Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools

47 Colleges
$31,952 Avg Salary
$24,936 Avg Student Debt

Criminal Justice & Corrections is the #34 most popular major in the country with 8,802 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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.

The Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools ranking is one of many tools that Grad Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 47 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for criminal justice majors pursuing an online .

Our analysis found University of Massachusetts - Lowell to be the most popular school for criminal justice and corrections students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. UMass Lowell is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Lowell.

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#2

Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Salve Regina University is a great place for criminal justice and corrections students pursuing an online degree. Located in the large suburb of Newport, Salve Regina is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#3

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Walden University is a great place for criminal justice and corrections students pursuing an online degree. Walden University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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Out of the 47 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Arizona State University - Skysong landed the # 4 spot on the list. ASU - Skysong is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Scottsdale.

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The excellent online programs at California University of Pennsylvania helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best criminal justice and corrections schools in the United States. Cal U is a medium-sized public school located in the small suburb of California.

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#6

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best criminal justice and corrections programs. Located in the city of Greenville, ECU is a public school with a very large student population.

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#7

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for criminal justice and corrections students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

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Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best criminal justice and corrections programs. OSU Center for Health Sciences is a small public school located in the large city of Tulsa.

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#8

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools list. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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American Public University System came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools ranking. Located in the town of Charles Town, American Military University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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

Criminal Justice & Corrections is one of 3 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Criminal Justice

Related Major Annual Graduates
Homeland Security 2,551
Other Homeland Security 612
Fire Protection 109

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 27 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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