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2022 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

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55,297

Graduates Per Year

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$41K

Average Salary

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#8

Most Popular Major

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TOP

10

Popularity

Very Popular

55,297

798% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

1,005

423% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

7

Biology

82,869

8

Criminal Justice

55,297

9

Communication and Media Studies

55,113

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$33,137

4% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

155

Developmental and Child Psychology

$33,184

156

Criminal Justice

$33,137

157

Molecular Biology

$33,128

Salary

Average Salary

$36,452

6% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

148

Communication and Media Studies

$36,771

149

Criminal Justice

$36,452

150

Pharmaceutical Sciences

$36,398

Professors

Very Good

4.3/5

7.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

55

Organizational Behavior Studies

56

Criminal Justice

57

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Students

Very Diverse

4.2/5

15.32% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

77

Illustration

78

Criminal Justice

79

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SUMMARY

Majoring in Criminal Justice is a valuable choice and commonly a necessary first step for scholars aspiring to pursue a career as a litigation paralegal, a criminal justice lawyer, or a public safety officer. In fact, nationally, criminal justice is a very popular major choice, ranking as the 8th most popular area of study. Last year alone, there were 55,297 criminal justice diplomas received. In-state tuition for criminal justice at private colleges is, on average, 3 times more spendy than their public rivals.

With an impressive 1005 institutions offering criminal justice odds are that any colleges you are interested in will have an option for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other criminal justice students, consider universities in California which have the most undergrads admitted to criminal justice annually. More generally, the best region to get a degree in criminal justice is in the Southeast region with Florida State University, Liberty University, and American Public University System best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to major in criminal justice is the Conference USA with Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, and The University of Texas at El Paso representing the conference. From our comprehensive list of the best colleges, our belief is that the best university for criminal justice is Northeastern University.

The objectively 'best' school does not have to be the 'best' school for every student. There might be lots of facets to consider when deciding on institution. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely modify one's decision on where to go to school. At Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which criminal justice university has the top campus, the answer is Northeastern University. If you are very interested in which college is home to the best campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more so we can compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life here and, from that list, our choice for the university with the best student life for criminal justice is The College of New Jersey. Curious why? Keep scrolling to discover more about our top choices. Some of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If expense is a primary influence in your decision on where to go to college, you might consider avoiding George Washington University. George Washington University appears to be our most expensive school for criminal justice, at least for out of state enrollment. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive schools that could put the expense of George Washington University into perspective. For more context, you may be interested to know that criminal justice is the 156th most expensive major in the US, with an average associated cost of $33,100. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for criminal justice nationally is Vermont with expenses at the primary three schools amounting to $27,984 at Castleton University, equalling $41,728 at Champlain College, and costs amounting to $41,728 at Norwich University. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for criminal justice is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Quinnipiac University with a cost of $46,790, Sacred Heart University with a cost of $42,800, and Northeastern University with a cost of $52,420.

Our cheapest region for criminal justice is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs with a cost of $11,896, Aspen University with a cost of $3,600, and Colorado State University-Global Campus with a cost of $8,400. In better news, the most affordable college for criminal justice is CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay around $9,200 for a degree in criminal justice. That price swells by a lot to an average of $19,400 for the out-of-state public-school undergrad. On that note, our selection for the college constituting the best value for criminal justice: George Washington University. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list for the schools we see as being the best value overall. That being said, this idea is based on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for criminal justice majors can cover a wide range, but within two-years of leaving college students will typically make around $41,100. While there is a lot of variation in salary; highest paid earners can rake in up to $80,300. Even straight out of college, the minimum earning positions within the criminal justice field make $20,000, which could be worse. The highest earning grads for criminal justice have come from Northeastern University and if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of criminal justice stands high, being within the 81st percentile of majors nationally. The college with the highest composite diversity for criminal justice is George Washington University and here you can find our general list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Criminal Justice ranks only within the 53rd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 77th percentile. White collegians compose the largest share, 51%, of students studying criminal justice. Additionally, 55% of undergrads pursuing a criminal justice major are women.

The median rating for criminal justice's professors is 4.3 stars, a score which is 8% greater than the average score across every major; this is a fairly good score. If you are searching for the most popular criminal justice professor in the country, look no further than Douglas Klutz from The University of Alabama. It might come as a surprise, but the best rated professors for criminal justice from student rankings come from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. If we consider data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing the best professors for criminal justice is Northeastern University. You can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the best examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for criminal justice is Northeastern University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a general list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we do hope you understand that looking at higher education with a lens only formed from superlatives can cause issues. We hope you look at some of our more nuanced pages on individual topics and read some of Authority's background pages on beneficial details to look for as you continue your school search.

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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

#1 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a large public college located in New York, NY ranked 62nd in New York. It has a total of 16,573 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 40.53% of applicants. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, and Public Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for students from New York and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is moderately priced. 48.97% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home around $44,900 per year, which is 8% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.jjay.cuny.edu

B

Rating

41%

Acceptance

19,194

Students

#435

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

University of New Haven

#2 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

University of New Haven is a mid-sized private institution located in West Haven, CT ranked 11th in Connecticut. It has a total of 5,376 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 82.99% acceptance rate. University of New Haven offers 159 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection, Criminal Justice, and Drawing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,000 per year, University of New Haven is quite pricey. 59.34% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $52,100 per year, which is 25% greater than the national median.

West Haven, CT

www.newhaven.edu

B

Rating

83%

Acceptance

7,634

Students

#479

Ranking

$39,000

Tuition

Florida State University

#3 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Florida State University is a very large public university located in Tallahassee, FL ranked 148th in the nation. It has a total of 36,720 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 35.97% of applicants. Florida State University offers 272 different majors and is best known for its English Language and Literature, Real Estate, and Insurance programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,022 for students from Florida and $16,540 for those from out-of-state, Florida State University is moderately priced. 73.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to draw around $46,400 per year, which is 12% above the national median.

Tallahassee, FL

www.fsu.edu

A

Rating

36%

Acceptance

46,825

Students

#148

Ranking

$16,540

Tuition

Northeastern University

#4 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Northeastern University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 36th in the United States. It has a total of 18,753 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 18.05% acceptance rate. Northeastern University offers 186 different majors and is best known for its Human Services, Physical Therapy, and Data Modeling and Database Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,420 per year, Northeastern University is very expensive. 73.11% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in approximately $67,400 per year, which is 62% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.northeastern.edu

A+

Rating

18%

Acceptance

28,374

Students

#36

Ranking

$52,420

Tuition

George Washington University

#5 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

George Washington University is a very large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 69th in the US. It has a total of 13,428 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 40.84% of applicants. George Washington University offers 462 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Computer and Information Systems Security, and Information Technology Administration and Management programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,845 per year, George Washington University is very expensive. 75.47% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make approximately $69,600 per year, which is 68% above the national median.

Washington, DC

https://www.gwu.edu

A+

Rating

41%

Acceptance

31,641

Students

#69

Ranking

$56,845

Tuition

University of Central Florida

#6 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

University of Central Florida is a very large public university located in Orlando, FL ranked 195th in the nation. It has a total of 68,412 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 44.36% acceptance rate. University of Central Florida offers 195 different majors and is best known for its Hospitality Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Physical Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,478 for in-state students and $19,810 for those from out-of-state, University of Central Florida is moderately priced. 66.14% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $45,400 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Orlando, FL

www.ucf.edu/

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

80,378

Students

#195

Ranking

$19,810

Tuition

George Mason University

#7 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

George Mason University is a very large public university located in Fairfax, VA ranked 285th in the nation. It has a total of 34,722 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 86.74% of applicants. George Mason University offers 272 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Health Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,060 for in-state students and $32,520 for those from out-of-state, George Mason University is reasonably expensive. 72.25% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $59,900 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Fairfax, VA

https://www2.gmu.edu/

A-

Rating

87%

Acceptance

48,678

Students

#285

Ranking

$32,520

Tuition

San Diego State University

#8 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

San Diego State University is a very large public university located in San Diego, CA ranked 168th in the nation. It has a total of 32,543 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 34.13% of applicants. San Diego State University offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Speech-Language Pathology, Gerontology, and Health and Fitness programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, San Diego State University is moderately priced. 72.69% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $51,000 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

San Diego, CA

www.sdsu.edu

A

Rating

34%

Acceptance

37,838

Students

#168

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

American University

#9 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

American University is a large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 107th in the nation. It has a total of 9,034 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 36.08% of applicants. American University offers 199 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Recording Arts Technology, and Musical Theatre programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,070 per year, American University is exceptionally pricey. 75.84% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home near $61,000 per year, which is 47% above the national median.

Washington, DC

WWW.AMERICAN.EDU

A

Rating

36%

Acceptance

16,079

Students

#107

Ranking

$49,070

Tuition

Syracuse University

#10 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Syracuse University is a very large private university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 109th in the US. It has a total of 28,546 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.38% of applicants. Syracuse University offers 368 different majors and is best known for its Broadcast Journalism, Public Administration, and Photojournalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,210 per year, Syracuse University is very expensive. 77.41% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $62,100 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Syracuse, NY

https://www.syracuse.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#109

Ranking

$52,210

Tuition

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

#11 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a very large public university located in New Brunswick, NJ ranked 144th in the US. It has a total of 40,836 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 61.22% of applicants. Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 374 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Social Work, and Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,230 for in-state students and $29,012 for those from out-of-state, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.03% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in more or less $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

New Brunswick, NJ

https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

57,162

Students

#144

Ranking

$29,012

Tuition

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

#12 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Cincinnati, OH ranked 25th in Ohio. It has a total of 30,173 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting barely under seven ninths of applicants. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus offers 459 different majors and is best known for its Respiratory Care Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Commercial and Advertising Art programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,982 for in-state students and $25,316 for those from out-of-state, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 48.08% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $42,300 per year, which is 2% above the national median.

Cincinnati, OH

www.uc.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

43,692

Students

#661

Ranking

$25,316

Tuition

Florida International University

#13 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Florida International University is a very large public university located in Miami, FL ranked 13th in Florida. It has a total of 59,764 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.51% acceptance rate. Florida International University offers 250 different majors and is best known for its International Business, Clinical Nutrition Services, and Marketing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,721 for students from Florida and $16,529 for those from out-of-state, Florida International University is reasonably priced. 54.63% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $46,300 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Miami, FL

www.fiu.edu

B+

Rating

58%

Acceptance

72,780

Students

#337

Ranking

$16,529

Tuition

Texas Christian University

#14 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Texas Christian University is a large private university located in Fort Worth, TX ranked 119th in America. It has a total of 9,780 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.12% of applicants. Texas Christian University offers 199 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Entrepreneurship, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,160 per year, Texas Christian University is very pricey. 77.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home approximately $52,800 per year, which is 27% greater than the national median.

Fort Worth, TX

www.tcu.edu/

A

Rating

47%

Acceptance

11,499

Students

#119

Ranking

$49,160

Tuition

Rutgers University-Newark

#15 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Rutgers University-Newark is a large public university located in Newark, NJ ranked 8th in New Jersey. It has a total of 10,928 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.9% of applicants. Rutgers University-Newark offers 99 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies programs (nationally ranked 9th, 15th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,230 for students from New Jersey and $29,012 for those from out-of-state, Rutgers University-Newark is somewhat moderately high-priced. 72.03% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Newark, NJ

https://www.newark.rutgers.edu

A-

Rating

72%

Acceptance

15,897

Students

#304

Ranking

$29,012

Tuition

Michigan State University

#16 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

University of Georgia

#17 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

Arizona State University-Skysong

#18 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Arizona State University-Skysong is a very large public university located in Scottsdale, AZ ranked 6th in Arizona. It has a total of 46,027 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting around 5/8ths of applicants. Arizona State University-Skysong offers 131 different majors and is best known for its Family and Consumer Economics, Organizational Leadership, and Community Organization and Advocacy programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,388 for students from Arizona and $18,980 for those from out-of-state, Arizona State University-Skysong is reasonably priced. 60.21% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to generate approximately $47,700 per year, which is 15% greater than the national median.

Scottsdale, AZ

www.asu.edu/

B

Rating

64%

Acceptance

58,961

Students

#532

Ranking

$18,980

Tuition

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

#19 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

University of Massachusetts-Lowell is a large public university located in Lowell, MA ranked 31st in Massachusetts. It has a total of 16,769 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.35% of applicants. University of Massachusetts-Lowell offers 188 different majors and is best known for its Information Science, Criminal Justice, and Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programs (nationally ranked 18th, 19th, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,078 for students from Massachusetts and $33,004 for those from out-of-state, University of Massachusetts-Lowell is somewhat moderately pricey. 57.3% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make about $53,300 per year, which is 28% above the national median.

Lowell, MA

www.uml.edu

B+

Rating

73%

Acceptance

22,084

Students

#375

Ranking

$33,004

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#20 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

California State University-Fullerton

#21 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

California State University-Fullerton is a very large public institution located in Fullerton, CA ranked 41st in California. It has a total of 40,350 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 52.69% of applicants. California State University-Fullerton offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Health and Fitness, and Human Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Fullerton is reasonably priced. 70.58% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $47,200 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Fullerton, CA

www.fullerton.edu

B+

Rating

53%

Acceptance

46,588

Students

#344

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

The College of New Jersey

#22 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

The College of New Jersey is a mid-sized public college located in Ewing, NJ ranked 166th in America. It has a total of 7,418 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 49.28% acceptance rate. The College of New Jersey offers 83 different majors and is best known for its Multimedia Art, Technology Teacher Education, and Art Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,239 for students from New Jersey and $25,217 for those from out-of-state, The College of New Jersey is reasonably expensive. 80.47% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $58,500 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Ewing, NJ

https://www.tcnj.edu

A

Rating

49%

Acceptance

8,825

Students

#166

Ranking

$25,217

Tuition

St John's University-New York

#23 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

St John's University-New York is a very large private university located in Queens, NY ranked 47th in New York. It has a total of 18,300 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 72.34% of applicants. St John's University-New York offers 181 different majors and is best known for its Photojournalism, Physician Assistant Studies, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,900 per year, St John's University-New York is rather pricey. 53.91% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn near $55,200 per year, which is 33% over the national median.

Queens, NY

www.stjohns.edu

B+

Rating

72%

Acceptance

23,679

Students

#351

Ranking

$41,900

Tuition

SUNY at Albany

#24 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

SUNY at Albany is a large public university located in Albany, NY ranked 43rd in New York. It has a total of 15,304 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting about 5/9 of applicants. SUNY at Albany offers 248 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security, Human Biology, and Informatics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $24,660 for those from out-of-state, SUNY at Albany is somewhat moderately expensive. 63.7% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After college, alumni go on to bring in close to $51,500 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Albany, NY

www.albany.edu

A-

Rating

54%

Acceptance

20,325

Students

#311

Ranking

$24,660

Tuition

Salve Regina University

#25 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice

Salve Regina University is a small private institution located in Newport, RI ranked 5th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 2,059 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.78% of applicants. Salve Regina University offers 81 different majors and is best known for its International Economics, Criminal Justice, and Secondary Education and Teaching programs (nationally ranked 6th, 25th, and 33rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,750 per year, Salve Regina University is quite high-priced. 68.18% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make close to $53,500 per year, which is 29% over the national median.

Newport, RI

www.salve.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

2,886

Students

#310

Ranking

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