2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Law and Criminal Justice Degrees

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With annual tuitions less than $7,000, these 25 online schools offer highly affordable law and criminal justice degrees. The degrees on this list cover a variety of related fields, such as criminal justice, homeland security, and paralegal studies. The widest range of affordable degrees is available at #8 ranked Liberty University Online, which offers 21 related degrees, including a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies for only $6,780 annually.

All schools considered for this list offer fully online law and criminal justice degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Continue reading for more detailed information on these affordable law and criminal justice schools or see our full methodology. Or, browse our seven subject rankings: criminal justice, criminology, forensic science, homeland security, law, law enforcement, and paralegal studies.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Law & Criminal Justice Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Penn Foster College Annual Tuition $2,074 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#2 #2 Aspen University Annual Tuition $3,800 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#3 #3 California Coast University Annual Tuition $4,800 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#4 #4 The University of Texas at Arlington Annual Tuition $5,040 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $5,067 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's
#6 #6 William Carey University Annual Tuition $5,400 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 Delta State University Annual Tuition $6,298 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Master's
#8 #8 Liberty University Online Annual Tuition $6,780 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#9 #9 Jacksonville State University Annual Tuition $6,915 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#10 #10 University of Illinois at Springfield Annual Tuition $6,970 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 Ohio University-Lancaster Campus Annual Tuition $7,200 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#12 #12 Texas A & M International University Annual Tuition $7,275 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Master's
#13 #13 California University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $7,395 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#14 #14 Abraham Lincoln University Annual Tuition $7,500 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Certificate
#14 #14 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $7,500 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Bachelor's
#16 #16 Northcentral University Annual Tuition $7,629 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#17 #17 Wilmington University Annual Tuition $7,735 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#18 #18 Peru State College Annual Tuition $7,800 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Bachelor's
#19 #19 Auburn University at Montgomery Annual Tuition $7,830 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Master's
#20 #20 University of West Georgia Annual Tuition $7,926 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 Grantham University Annual Tuition $7,950 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#21 #21 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $7,950 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#23 #23 Adams State University Annual Tuition $7,986 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#24 #24 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $8,010 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's
#25 #25 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100 Law & Criminal Justice Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
  • Annual Tuition: $2,074
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Administration of Justice; Business Law; Community Corrections; Correctional Institutions; Criminology; Ethics; Evidence; Investigations and Interviews; Juveniles and the Legal Process; Law and the Legal System

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $3,800
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Communications in Law Enforcement; Community Policing; Comparative Criminal Justice Systems; Corrections; Crime Scene Investigation; Criminology; Criminology; Drug Enforcement; Expert Testimony and Ethics; Fingerprinting
  • Annual Tuition: $4,800
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Behavior; Domestic Violence; Forensic Science; Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology; Theory and Practices of Corrections; Theory and Practices of Law Enforcement

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • 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: $5,067
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American Homeland Security; Disaster Planning and Management; Homeland Security Technology; Police and Community Relations; Preparedness and Response Partners; Probation and Parole; Procedures in the Justice System; Race and Ethnic Relations; Supervision of Criminal Justice Personnel; Terrorism Response Operations
  • Annual Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Criminal Investigation; Civil Liberties; Community Corrections; Economics of Crime and Justice; Industrial Security; Juvenile Delinquency

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,298
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Example Classes:
    Drugs and Society; Drugs and Society; Historical Analysis of the American Criminal Justice System; Historical Analysis of the American Criminal Justice System; Organization & Philosophy of Criminal Justice; Organization & Philosophy of Criminal Justice; Professional & Institutional Ethics; Professional & Institutional Ethics; Seminar:Issues in Criminal Justice; Seminar:Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $6,780
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    American Constitutional History; Behavioral Dimensions of Disaster; Civil Practice; Constitutional Government & Free Enterprise; Constitutional Government & Free Enterprise; Corporate & Business Organization Law; Corporate & Business Organization Law; Criminal Justice Ethics; Criminal Practice & Procedure; Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Annual Tuition: $6,915
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Data Analysis for Criminal Justice; Comparative Criminal Justice; Contemporary Criminal Justice Issues; Correctional Counseling; Criminal Behavior and Personality; Criminological Theory
  • Annual Tuition: $6,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Legal Research And Citation; Legal Research And Citation; Public Advocacy; Public Advocacy; Seminar in Courts and Policymaking; Seminar in Courts and Policymaking; Theories of Justice; Theories of Justice

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American Constitutional Law; Civil Liberties; Criminology; Police and Society; Punishment and Society; Social Psychology of Justice

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,275
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice; Comparative Criminal Justice Systems; Critical Issues in Criminal Justice Policy; Law and Criminal Justice; Seminar in Corrections; Seminar on Police Practices
  • Annual Tuition: $7,395
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Behavioral Crime Analysis Theory; Anglo-American Jurisprudence; Biological, Chemical, Nuclear & WMD Threats in Homeland Security; Computer Forensics; Constitutional Law for Paralegals; Criminal Investigative Analysis; Criminology Studies Abroad; Domestic Extremism in the United States; Equivocal Death Analysis; Ethical and Legal Aspects of Criminology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution; Business Organizations; Constitutional Law; Contracts; Criminal Investigations; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Criminalistics; Ethics for the Legal Professional; Juvenile Justice

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (2)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Juvenile Delinquency; Political Violence
  • Annual Tuition: $7,629
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Current Issues in Law Enforcement; Drugs, Values and Society; Homeland Security Risk Management; Homeland Security Transportation; International Crime and Terrorism; Juvenile Offender; Maritime Terrorism; Organized Crime; Survey of Forensic Sciences
  • Annual Tuition: $7,735
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security; Legal Aspects of Homeland Security; Police Executive Leadership; Risk Assessment and Management; Terrorism; Typologies of Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community-Based Corrections; Criminology; Homeland Security; Juvenile Delinquency; Policing; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,830
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Cold Case Investigations; Community Corrections; Comparative Criminal Justice; Crime Intelligence & Analysis; Criminal Justice Writing; Family Law; Intelligence and Info Dissemination; Psychology of Terrorism and Fear; Security Administration; U.S. Constitution and Issues in Homeland Security
  • 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: $7,950
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Correction Systems & Practices; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Introduction to Criminal Justice Ethics; Juvenile Justice; Police Systems & Practices

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Law and Liability; Civil Law and Liability; Comparative Criminal Justice Systems; Crime and Criminal Justice Policy; Criminal Investigations; Criminal Procedures; Criminal Typology and Victimology; Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution; Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution; Organized and White Collar Crime
  • 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: $8,010
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Law; Emergency Management; Negotiations in Management

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American Popular Culture; Bloodspatter Pattern Analysis; Border and Coastal Security; Budget Development and Execution; Chemical, Biological and Radiological Hazards; Civil Practice and Procedure; Corrections and Incarceration; Crime Analysis; Crime and the Family; Criminal Justice Administration

Online Associate Degrees (4)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (25)

Online Master's Degrees (37)

Online Certificate Programs (31)

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