2019 Most Affordable Online Criminal Justice Associate Degrees

Criminal Justice-Most Affordable Online Colleges-2019-Badge

With annual tuitions under$6,000, this list of 25 schools ranks the most affordable online universities that offer associate’s degrees in criminal justice. The top two schools are Highland Community College - KS and Clovis Community College, respectively, which are both on-site campuses that offer distance learning options for eligible students. Both institutions offer their accredited programs for under $3,000 per year. Students can earn Associate in Applied Science degrees in academy-based criminal justice and general-based criminal justice.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our 2019 rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in criminal justice degrees. View our methodology or learn more about SR Education Group.

Find an Online Degree:
All tuition numbers were manually collected and verified
Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Highland Community College - KS Annual Tuition $2,592
#2 #2 Clovis Community College Annual Tuition $2,664
#3 #3 Albany Technical College Annual Tuition $2,670
#4 #4 Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Annual Tuition $2,700
#5 #5 Kansas City Kansas Community College Annual Tuition $2,816
#6 #6 Navarro College Annual Tuition $3,120
#7 #7 McHenry County College Annual Tuition $3,424
#8 #8 United Tribes Technical College Annual Tuition $3,450
#9 #9 Albany State University Annual Tuition $3,540
#10 #10 Georgia State University Annual Tuition $3,630
#11 #11 Southeastern Technical College Annual Tuition $3,738
#12 #12 Arkansas Northeastern College Annual Tuition $3,870
#13 #13 Delgado Community College Annual Tuition $4,017
#14 #14 Northeast Community College Annual Tuition $4,035
#15 #15 Lone Star College System Annual Tuition $4,040
#16 #16 Sauk Valley Community College Annual Tuition $4,064
#17 #17 Hutchinson Community College Annual Tuition $4,512
#18 #18 Genesee Community College Annual Tuition $4,750
#19 #19 Tyler Junior College Annual Tuition $4,762
#20 #20 Metropolitan Community College Annual Tuition $4,800
#21 #21 Fox Valley Technical College Annual Tuition $4,864
#22 #22 Atlantic Cape Community College Annual Tuition $4,890
#23 #23 Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana Annual Tuition $4,947
#24 #24 Illinois Central College Annual Tuition $5,040
#25 #25 Barton County Community College Annual Tuition $5,100
Find an Online Degree:
  • Annual Tuition: $2,592
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $2,664
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and WASC ACCJC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American National Government; Criminal Investigations; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedures; Juvenile Justice; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $2,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Crime Scene Processing; Homeland Security; Juvenile Justice; Police Officer Survival; Police Patrol Operations; Police Traffic Control & Investigation
  • Annual Tuition: $2,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    General Psychology; Introduction to Sociology; Microcomputer Applications; State & Local Government; Success Strategies
  • Annual Tuition: $2,816
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Agency Administration (Police); Criminal Justice Interview and Report Writing; Juvenile Delinquency and Justice; Law Enforcement Operations and Procedures; Professional Responsibility in Criminal Justice (Ethics)
  • Annual Tuition: $3,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community Resources In Corrections; Court Systems & Practices; Legal Aspects - Law Enforcement; Texas Government
  • Annual Tuition: $3,424
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Security Awareness; Drugs in a Contemporary Society; Ethical Hacking; Issues in Family Violence; Security+ Certification Preparation; State & Local Government
  • Annual Tuition: $3,450
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Drugs and Crime; Ethics in Criminal Justice I; Introduction to Homeland Security; Patrol Procedures

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $3,540
  • 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: $3,630
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    American Criminal Courts; Policing in America; Social Science and the American Crime Problem
  • Annual Tuition: $3,738
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and COE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice; Criminal Law for Criminal Justice; Ethics and Cultural Perspectives for Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $3,870
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $4,017
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Drug Abuse; Introduction to Terrorism; Juvenile Justice System; Legal Rights of the Confined; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $4,035
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $4,040
  • 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: $4,064
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Abnormal Psychology; Correctional Counseling and Treatment; Human Growth and Development; Probation and Parole; Substance Abuse
  • Annual Tuition: $4,512
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $4,750
  • 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: $4,762
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Federal Government; Fundamentals of Criminal Law; Police Systems and Practices

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Learn More
  • Annual Tuition: $4,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $4,864
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $4,890
  • 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: $4,947
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $5,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American National Government; Introduction To Corrections; Introduction To Investigation; State And Local Government
  • Annual Tuition: $5,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Case Management in Corrections; Correctional Supervision and Offender Management; Ethical Decision Making in Corrections; Psychology of Criminal Conduct; Special Populations in Corrections

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Learn More
0% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Recommendation rate refers to the percent of students who said they would recommend this school based on reviews submitted to our partner site, GradReports.com.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.