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Comprehensive national online learning surveys from Get Educated reveal the top 26 Best Buys in affordable online Criminal Justice bachelor degrees from colleges across the U.S. The national online education survey included online degree majors in justice, legal studies, police studies, security and homeland security.

The Get Educated Best Buys in Online Justice Degrees list features 26 bachelor degrees—all at a low cost of under $45,000.

These online college degree rankings were calculated by analyzing tuition and online learning fees at 39 regionally accredited online criminal justice schools that offer 53 distance bachelor degrees in the career areas of criminal justice, homeland security, law and legal studies.

This is an objective ranking list of the most affordable online bachelor degrees. Colleges do not pay to be listed in these rankings. Real cost data -- not ad dollars -- determine who makes any Get Educated Best Buy list.

To rank on a Get Educated Best Online Colleges list, the degree profiled must objectively cost less than the average cost of all distance degrees surveyed in the comprehensive, national data set. Average cost for the criminal justice and law data set was: $44,799

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These online college bachelor degree rankings are based on a Fall 2011 survey of regionally accredited degrees in criminal justice, law and legal studies. Costs were valid at the time of collection and reflect the most affordable online degree option. (Fall 2011).

RANK
SCHOOL / DEGREE
STATE
PRICE
NOTE
1

A

Western Carolina University
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
(NC)
$13,937
$52,848
Resident
Others
2

A

Fort Hays State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies
(KS)
$21,576
3

A

Thomas Edison State College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
(NJ)
$24,845
$36,166
$24,845
Resident
Others
Military
4

A

Waldorf College
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
(IA)
$27,000
5

A

Arkansas Tech University
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies / Criminal Justice
(AR)
$27,080
$49,400
Resident
Others
6

A-

Columbia College
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
(MO)
$27,480
7

A-

University of Texas Online Consortium
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
(TX)
$29,232
$59,220
Resident
Others
8

A-

Ohio University
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice
(OH)
$29,760
$30,144
Resident
Others
9

A-

Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
(LA)
$29,973
10

A-

American Public University
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
(WV)
$30,250
11

B+

American Public University
  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
(WV)
$30,500
12

B+

University of Maryland-University College
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
(MD)
$30,840
$61,440
Resident
Others
13

B+

Troy University Online Learning
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
(AL)
$32,160
14

B+

Metropolitan State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement
(MN)
$33,490
15

B

New Mexico State University-Main Campus
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice
(NM)
$34,278
$100,634
Resident
Others
16

B

Bemidji State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
(MN)
$34,615
17

B

Indiana State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice
(IN)
$35,040
$43,560
Resident
Others
18

B

Baker College Online
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
(MI)
$38,540
19

B-

Austin Peay State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice / Homeland Security
(TN)
$39,384
$107,184
Resident
Others
20

B-

Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice
(AZ)
$40,176
$64,176
Resident
Others
21

B-

Upper Iowa University
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
(IA)
$41,760
22

B-

Limestone College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
(SC)
$42,558
23

C+

Park University
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
(MO)
$42,600
$42,600
$29,880
Resident
Others
Military
24

C+

University of Wisconsin - Platteville
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
(WI)
$43,200
25

C+

Portland State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice
(OR)
$44,100
26

C+

Bellevue University
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
(NE)
$44,450


Note: These online degree rankings are based on a Get Educated Fall 2011 survey of regionally accredited bachelor's degrees in criminal justice. Tuition and fees stated were valid at the time of collection (Fall 2011). Profiles for each degree in the Get Educated online college directory may reflect slightly different costs based on a different editorial update schedule or state of residency.


The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online bachelor's degree and typically reflects the least expensive option. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, state of residency, and financial aid will affect your final cost. See each individual degree profile for up-to-date details on cost.

These rankings are editorially independent, open to any regionally accredited college that offers a degree program at least 80% at a distance and open to the public. There is no cost to be included in any Get Educated ranking survey or to use the Best Buy seals should your degree appear on these rankings.


If your online university is regionally accredited and not currently surveyed by Get Educated, please contact us for inclusion. Each specific affordability ranking  is calculated every two years. The next online
criminal justice degree, law and legal studies bachelor degree rankings will be undertaken Fall 2013.


©2009-2011 Get Educated. Inc. All rights reserved. These online college degree rankings may NOT be re-posted online or reprinted in any format without a license from Get Educated ®.



 
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