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. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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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, Doctoral, and Certificate
#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: 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

Most Affordable Law & Criminal Justice College Details

For each school ranked above, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' law & criminal justice programs. Explore law & criminal justice class offerings, degrees offered, and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $2,074
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,800
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
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  • 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: $6,915
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Legal Research And Citation; Public Advocacy; Seminar in Courts and Policymaking; Theories of Justice

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,275
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 48%
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,830
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,926
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,950
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
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Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,010
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
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  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
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