2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Criminology Degrees

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Ten of these most affordable colleges for online criminology degrees have annual tuitions under $10,000, with all 25 schools on this list offering degrees for under $16,000. Prospective students will find affordable online criminology degrees at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and certificate levels, as well as a variety of degree specializations, such as corrections and law enforcement. With an annual tuition of only $5,040, The University of Texas at Arlington tops the list with a Bachelor's Completion Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online criminology degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable criminology degrees below or read our full methodology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Criminology Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 The University of Texas at Arlington Annual Tuition $5,040 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's
#2 #2 Delta State University Annual Tuition $6,298 Criminology Degrees: Master's
#3 #3 California University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $7,395 Criminology Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#4 #4 University of West Georgia Annual Tuition $7,926 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 Adams State University Annual Tuition $7,986 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's
#6 #6 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $8,535 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's
#7 #7 Florida State University Annual Tuition $9,450 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#8 #8 Wiley College Annual Tuition $9,468 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's
#9 #9 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#10 #10 Coker College Annual Tuition $9,928 Criminology Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 California State University-Long Beach Annual Tuition $10,350 Criminology Degrees: Master's
#12 #12 University of Missouri at Saint Louis Annual Tuition $10,602 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's
#13 #13 Indiana State University Annual Tuition $11,068 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#14 #14 University of Nebraska at Omaha Annual Tuition $11,640 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's
#15 #15 Kent State University at Kent Annual Tuition $11,900 Criminology Degrees: Master's
#16 #16 Chaminade University of Honolulu Annual Tuition $12,030 Criminology Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#17 #17 Portland State University Annual Tuition $12,845 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#18 #18 Ball State University Annual Tuition $13,578 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 University of Mount Olive Annual Tuition $13,600 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 Kentucky Wesleyan College Annual Tuition $14,230 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Annual Tuition $14,880 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 Western Kentucky University Annual Tuition $14,880 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#23 #23 Regis University Annual Tuition $15,040 Criminology Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#24 #24 Adler University Annual Tuition $15,390 Criminology Degrees: Master's
#25 #25 Appalachian State University Annual Tuition $15,804 Criminology Degrees: Master's
  • Annual Tuition: $5,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    American Judicial Systems; Corrections Casework & Counseling; Criminal Evidence & Proof; Police & the Community; Probation and Parole; Race, Crime & Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $6,298
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Drugs and Society; Historical Analysis of the American Criminal Justice System; Organization & Philosophy of Criminal Justice; Professional & Institutional Ethics; Seminar:Issues in Criminal Justice; Theories of Criminal Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $7,395
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Behavioral Crime Analysis Theory; Criminal Investigative Analysis; Criminology Studies Abroad; Equivocal Death Analysis; Ethical and Legal Aspects of Criminology; Geographical Crime Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $7,926
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    American Criminal Courts; Gangs; International Comparative Justice; Social Science and the Legal System; Violent Crime; Women in the Criminal Justice System

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,986
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Correctional Systems; Criminal Justice; Deviance and Social Control; Internship in Criminology; Juvenile Delinquency
  • Annual Tuition: $8,535
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Law and Liability; Criminal Typology and Victimology; Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution; Organized and White Collar Crime; Policing in an Information Age; Race, Gender, Class and Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $9,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Comparative Criminology & Criminal Justic; Criminal and Delinquent Behavior; Law Enforcement; Media in Crime Victimization; Special Topic - Crime Victimization & Victim Services

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,468
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Correctional Systems; Criminal Justice Ethics and Professional Responsibility; Police Organization; Social Justice; Substance Abuse; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    American Politics; Effective Patrol and Community Policing; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Judicial Administration; Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Serial Killers; Writing for the Criminal Justice Profession

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,928
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Correctional Philosophies; Criminological Theory and Crime Policy; Police Street Crime Control Tactics; Social Class and Crime; Supreme Court Rulings and Criminal Justice; The Prison Industrial Complex

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 31%
  • Example Classes:
    Crime and Public Policy; Ethics, Values, and Diversity; Legal Issues in Criminal Justice; Police Organization and Management; Research Methodology and Statistical Analysis; Theories of Crime Causation
  • Annual Tuition: $10,602
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Alcohol, Drugs And Society; Communities And Crime; Gender, Crime, And Justice; Race, Crime, And Justice; Victimology; Violence Against Women
  • Annual Tuition: $11,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Community-based Corrections; Sociology of Deviant Behavior; Violence
  • Annual Tuition: $11,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Corrections; Intelligence and National Security; Justice Institutions; Law, Justice and Society; Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $12,030
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral Sciences Statistics; Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice; Corrections: Prisons and Community Alternatives; Criminal Justice Systems; Juvenile Justice System; Seminar in Criminal Justice Agencies
  • Annual Tuition: $12,845
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    American Courts; Crime Control Strategies; Criminal Justice Research; Criminal Law and Legal Reasoning; Punishment and Corrections; Theories of Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $13,578
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Example Classes:
    Decision Making and Ethics in Criminal Justice; Institutional Corrections; Introduction to Courts; Organized Crime; Race, Ethnics, and Gender Issues in Criminal Justice; Research Methods in Criminal Justice; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $13,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Law & Criminal Procedure; Criminal Justice Administration; Punishment & Corrections; Research Methods and Quantitative Reasoning; Sociological and Criminological Theories; Victimology & Advocacy

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $14,230
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Investigation; Criminal Procedure; Critical Issues in Policing; Drug Crime and Justice; Global Perspecitves on Crime and Justice; Judicial Process; Minority Relations
  • Annual Tuition: $14,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections; Criminal Interviewing and Investigation; Ethical and Legal Issues; Inside the Governments; Juvenile Justice

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $14,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Aspects of Alcoholism; Constitutional Law; Political Terrorism; Services to Juvenile Offenders; The Death Penalty in America

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Deviance; Family Violence; Perspectives on Terrorism; Psychology of Crime; Sexual Homicide; Youth Violence and Delinquency

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,390
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Community and Social Psychology; Criminal Justice Processes and Institutions; Criminological Theory; Mental Health Intersections in Criminal Justice; Public Policy Issues in Criminal Justice

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $15,804
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Example Classes:
    American Justice System and Social Justice; Contemporary Police Issues; Corrections: Theory and Application; Crime, Theory, and Policy; Criminals Courts

Online Master's Degrees (1)

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