2020 Most Affordable Online Criminal Justice Associate Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

With annual tuitions under $6,000, these 24 online colleges offer the most affordable associate in criminal justice degrees. Florida SouthWestern State College is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $2,436 annually. Second-ranked Broward College is a similarly affordable option, with an annual tuition of only $2,460. Each school on this list offers a tuition rate under $6,000 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Florida SouthWestern State College $2,436
# 2 #2 Broward College $2,460
# 3 #3 Highland Community College - KS $2,624
# 4 #4 Clovis Community College - NM $2,664
# 5 #5 Albany State University $3,255
# 6 #6 Navarro College $3,390
# 7 #7 Arkansas Northeastern College $3,930
# 8 #8 Oconee Fall Line Technical College $3,993
# 9 #9 Lanier Technical College $4,000
# 10 #10 Delgado Community College $4,017
# 11 #11 Georgia State University-Perimeter College $4,050
# 12 #12 Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas $4,110
# 13 #13 Northeast Community College $4,170
# 14 #14 Central Community College $4,320
# 15 #15 Rappahannock Community College $4,394
# 16 #16 California Coast University $4,500
# 17 #17 Truckee Meadows Community College $4,620
# 18 #18 Hutchinson Community College $4,640
# 19 #19 Great Basin College $4,785
# 20 #20 Metropolitan Community College $4,800
# 21 #21 Genesee Community College $4,950
# 22 #22 Illinois Central College $5,040
# 23 #23 Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana $5,101
# 24 #24 Des Moines Area Community College $5,120
#1
#1

Florida SouthWestern State College

Fort Myers (FL) (and 3 others)
Annual Tuition: $2,436
Annual Tuition: $2,436
Annual Tuition: $2,436
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 73%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,337
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: Crime Scene Photography, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Juvenile Delinquency, Latent Fingerprint Development, Police Organization and Administration

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Technology
#2
#2

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale (FL)
Annual Tuition: $2,460
Annual Tuition: $2,460
Annual Tuition: $2,460
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 74%
  • Graduation Rate: 30%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,162
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (954) 201-7350

Example Classes: Civil Rights, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Law, Human Behavior in Criminal Justice

Online Associate Degrees

  • AS in Criminal Justice
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $2,624
Annual Tuition: $2,624
Annual Tuition: $2,624
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 848
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 442-6000

Example Classes: Critical Issues in Law Enforcement, First Aid & Safety, Forensic Investigation, Fundamentals of Investigations, Police Patrol Procedures

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $2,664
Annual Tuition: $2,664
Annual Tuition: $2,664
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,013
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 769-1409

Example Classes: American National Government, Criminal Investigations, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedures, Juvenile Justice, Victimology

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Academy-Based Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $3,255
Annual Tuition: $3,255
Annual Tuition: $3,255
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 19%
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Average SATs: 750 -900
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,084
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 205
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (229) 430-4600

Example Classes: American Corrections, Cultural Diversity in Communication, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Ethics, Personal Health, Urban Social Problems

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
#6
#6

Navarro College

Corsicana (TX) (and 2 others)
Annual Tuition: $3,390
Annual Tuition: $3,390
Annual Tuition: $3,390
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 67%
  • Graduation Rate: 19%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,672
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: Community Resources In Corrections, Court Systems & Practices, Legal Aspects - Law Enforcement, Texas Government

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
#7
#7

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blytheville (AR) (and 3 others)
Annual Tuition: $3,930
Annual Tuition: $3,930
Annual Tuition: $3,930
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 397
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Community Corrections, Frontline Law Enforcement Supervision, Juvenile Law & Procedure, Legal Environment of Business, Police & Society, Terrorism

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $3,993
Annual Tuition: $3,993
Annual Tuition: $3,993
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 233
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (478) 553-2050

Example Classes: Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice, Corrections, Ethics and Cultural Perspectives for Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice

Online Associate Degrees

  • AAS in Criminal Justice Technology
#9
#9

Lanier Technical College

Oakwood (GA) (and 2 others)
Annual Tuition: $4,000
Annual Tuition: $4,000
Annual Tuition: $4,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 80%
  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 528
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

Example Classes: Corrections, Ethics/Cultural Criminal Justice, Intro to Criminal Justice, Intro to Criminal Procedures, Juvenile Justice, Principles of Law Enforcement

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate in Criminal Justice Technology
#10
#10

Delgado Community College

New Orleans (LA)
Annual Tuition: $4,017
Annual Tuition: $4,017
Annual Tuition: $4,017
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 5%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,901
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (504) 671-5000

Example Classes: Drug Abuse, Introduction to Terrorism, Juvenile Justice System, Legal Rights of the Confined, Victimology

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Louisiana Transfer Degree Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $4,050
Annual Tuition: $4,050
Annual Tuition: $4,050
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 13%
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (404) 413-2000

Example Classes: American Criminal Courts, Policing in America, Social Science and the American Crime Problem

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $4,110
Annual Tuition: $4,110
Annual Tuition: $4,110
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 177
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (870) 584-4471

Example Classes: General Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Microcomputer Applications, State & Local Government, Success Strategies

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $4,170
Annual Tuition: $4,170
Annual Tuition: $4,170
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 906
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 371-2020

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

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice - Corrections
  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
#14
#14

Central Community College

Grand Island (NE)
Annual Tuition: $4,320
Annual Tuition: $4,320
Annual Tuition: $4,320
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 87%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,703
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (308) 398-4222

Example Classes: Communication Skills in Criminal Justice, Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Report Writing for Criminal Justice

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $4,394
Annual Tuition: $4,394
Annual Tuition: $4,394
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 73%
  • Graduation Rate: 36%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 512
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (804) 758-6700

Example Classes: Case Studies in Murder/Violent Crime, Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure, Criminology

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate in Arts and Science Transfer - Criminal Justice
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $4,500
Annual Tuition: $4,500
Annual Tuition: $4,500
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Phone #: (714) 547-9625

Example Classes: Forensic Science, Juvenile Justice, Procedures in the Justice System, Terrorism

Online Associate Degrees

  • A.S. Criminal Justice
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $4,620
Annual Tuition: $4,620
Annual Tuition: $4,620
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,732
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (775) 673-7000

Example Classes: Critical Thinking and Reasoning, Law and Justice, Legal Careers and Law Schools, Legal Writing, Police in America: An Introduction

Online Associate Degrees

  • AA - Criminal Justice
  • AAS - Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Emphasis
#18
#18

Hutchinson Community College

Hutchinson (KS) (and 2 others)
Annual Tuition: $4,640
Annual Tuition: $4,640
Annual Tuition: $4,640
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 38%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Agency Administration, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Justice Interview and Report Writing, Criminal Procedures, Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice, Human Relations, Juvenile Delinquency and Justice, Law Enforcement Operations and Procedures

Online Associate Degrees

  • AA in Criminal Justice
#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $4,785
Annual Tuition: $4,785
Annual Tuition: $4,785
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,194
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (775) 738-8493

Example Classes: Community Relations, Criminal Procedures, Police in America, Principles of Police Patrol Techniques

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice - Corrections
  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $4,800
Annual Tuition: $4,800
Annual Tuition: $4,800
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 65%
  • Graduation Rate: 16%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,745
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (531) 622-2400

Example Classes: Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice, Correctional Client, Correctional Facilities, Emergency Response to Terrorism, Introduction to Private Security Management, Rules of Evidence

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice - Corrections
  • Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $4,950
Annual Tuition: $4,950
Annual Tuition: $4,950
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 570
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (585) 343-0055

Example Classes: Administration in Criminal Justice, Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Investigation: Law and Process, Criminal Law, Criminology, Policing

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate in Science in Criminal Justice
#22
#22

Illinois Central College

East Peoria (IL) (and 1 other)
Annual Tuition: $5,040
Annual Tuition: $5,040
Annual Tuition: $5,040
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 66%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 806
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: American National Government, Introduction To Corrections, Introduction To Investigation, State And Local Government

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $5,101
Annual Tuition: $5,101
Annual Tuition: $5,101
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 74%
  • Graduation Rate: 16%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 15,010
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Criminal Law, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Introduction to Corrections, Introduction to Courts, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Law Enforcement, Juvenile Justice System

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice - TSAP
#24
#24

Des Moines Area Community College

Ankeny (IA) (and 6 others)
Annual Tuition: $5,120
Annual Tuition: $5,120
Annual Tuition: $5,120
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,589
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: CJ Communication Strategies, Criminal & Constitutional Law, Criminology, Police and Society, Victimology, White Collar Crime

Online Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Arts Transfer - Criminal Justice