2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for an Associate in Criminal Justice

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This list includes 25 schools that offer online associate in criminal justice degrees, each with an annual tuition rate less than $6,000. Highland Community College - KS holds the top spot, offering an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice at an annual tuition rate of $2,528. The second spot is held by Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, with a starting annual tuition of $3,150. The average tuition for all schools is $4,459.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2018 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in criminal justice degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Highland Community College - KS Annual Tuition $2,528
#2 #2 Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Annual Tuition $3,150
#3 #3 Clovis Community College Annual Tuition $3,214
#4 #4 Southeastern Illinois College Annual Tuition $3,376
#5 #5 Mid-Plains Community College Annual Tuition $3,480
#6 #6 Northeast Community College Annual Tuition $3,960
#7 #7 Albany State University Annual Tuition $4,030
#8 #8 Shoreline Community College Annual Tuition $4,257
#9 #9 Genesee Community College Annual Tuition $4,360
#10 #10 Arkansas Northeastern College Annual Tuition $4,410
#11 #11 Peninsula College Annual Tuition $4,411
#12 #12 Amarillo College Annual Tuition $4,530
#13 #13 Metropolitan Community College Annual Tuition $4,575
#14 #14 Lone Star College System Annual Tuition $4,770
#15 #15 Fox Valley Technical College Annual Tuition $4,785
#16 #16 Illinois Central College Annual Tuition $4,800
#17 #17 Atlantic Cape Community College Annual Tuition $4,827
#18 #18 Hutchinson Community College Annual Tuition $4,928
#19 #19 Kentucky Community and Technical College System Annual Tuition $5,022
#20 #20 Middle Georgia State University Annual Tuition $5,070
#21 #21 Iowa Western Community College Annual Tuition $5,280
#22 #22 Lanier Technical College Annual Tuition $5,340
#23 #23 Northwest Mississippi Community College Annual Tuition $5,400
#24 #24 Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana Annual Tuition $5,450
#25 #25 Tidewater Community College Annual Tuition $5,524
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  • Annual Tuition: $2,528
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Critical Issues in Law Enforcement; First Aid & Safety; Forensic Investigation; Fundamentals of Investigations; Police Patrol Procedures
  • Annual Tuition: $3,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    General Psychology; Introduction to Sociology; Microcomputer Applications; State & Local Government; Success Strategies
  • Annual Tuition: $3,214
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and WASC ACCJC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American National Government; Criminal Investigations; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedures; Juvenile Justice; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $3,376
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Court Procedures; Drugs & Crime; Police Administration; Policing in America; Probation & Parole; Traffic Administration and Laws
  • Annual Tuition: $3,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Criminology; Intro to Criminal Justice; Police & Safety
  • Annual Tuition: $3,960
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Communication Skills in Criminal Justice; Community-Based Corrections; Issues of Unity and Diversity; Jail Management Certification Training; Social Problems; Sociology of Deviant Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $4,030
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    American Corrections; Cultural Diversity in Communication; Drugs and Drug Abuse; Ethics; Law Enforcement Management & Planning; Law Enforcement Operations
  • Annual Tuition: $4,257
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Administration of Justice; Child Maltreatment & Advocacy; Defensive Tactics; Gender, Violence & Social Change; Information Gathering; Principle of Investigation I
  • Annual Tuition: $4,360
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Administration in Criminal Justice; Crime and Delinquency; Criminal Investigation: Law and Process; Criminal Law; Criminology; Policing
  • Annual Tuition: $4,410
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community Corrections; Frontline Law Enforcement Supervision; Juvenile Law & Procedure; Legal Environment of Business; Police & Society; Terrorism
  • Annual Tuition: $4,411
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Issues In Criminal Justice; Criminal Evidence; Criminal Law; Intro To Patrol Procedures; Research And Writing In Criminal Justice; Supervision For Law Enforcement

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,530
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Correctional Systems and Practices; Court Systems and Practices; Crime in America; Criminal Investigation; Police Systems and Practices; United States Government

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,575
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice; Correctional Client; Correctional Facilities; Emergency Response to Terrorism; Introduction to Private Security Management; Rules of Evidence
  • Annual Tuition: $4,770
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Court Systems & Practices; Federal Government; Police Systems & Practices; Texas Government
  • Annual Tuition: $4,785
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Basic Crime Scene Photography; CCI: Investigating Internet Crime; Constitutional Principles; Police Community Relations; Principles of Emergency Management
  • Annual Tuition: $4,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American National Government; Introduction To Corrections; Introduction To Investigation; State And Local Government
  • Annual Tuition: $4,827
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community Based Corrections; Computer Forensics; Concepts in Homeland Security; Criminal Investigation; Organized Crime; Police Operations
  • Annual Tuition: $4,928
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Agency Administration; Criminal Investigation; Criminal Justice Interview and Report Writing; Criminal Procedures; Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice; Human Relations

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,022
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Introduction to Business and Financial Fraud; Introduction to Computer Forensics; Introduction to Corporate and Industrial Security; Liability and Legal Issues; Physical Security Technology and Systems
  • Annual Tuition: $5,070
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Introduction to Comparative Politics; Introduction to Corrections; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Introduction to Criminal Law; Introduction to Criminology; Introduction to Public Administration

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Criminal Procedure; Criminal Justice Cooperative Education; Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice; Gangs; Minority Group Relations; The United States Constitution
  • Annual Tuition: $5,340
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections; Ethics/Cultural Criminal Justice; Intro to Criminal Justice; Intro to Criminal Procedures; Juvenile Justice; Principles of Law Enforcement
  • Annual Tuition: $5,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Investigation; Criminal Law; Criminology; Intro to Corrections; Juvenile Justice; Police Administration & Organization

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Law; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Introduction to Corrections; Introduction to Courts; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • Annual Tuition: $5,524
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures; Introduction to Corrections; Introduction to Law Enforcement; Law Enforcement Organization and Administration; Principles of Criminal Investigation; Survey of Criminal Justice
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