2019 Most Affordable Online Criminal Justice Degrees

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This list comprises the 25 most affordable online bachelor's degrees in criminal justice, with tuition for every school below $9,000 annually. The top spot goes to Sterling College - KS at a tuition rate of $4,185 per year. Students attending University of North Carolina at Pembroke, ranked #10, can choose from one of six different bachelor's degrees in criminal justice, for only $6,684 per year. Bethune-Cookman University, ranked #25 and the most expensive school on this list, still has a very reasonable tuition of only $8,500.

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

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,185
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 37%
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections, Probation, and Parole; Criminal Justice Administration; Criminal Procedure; Crisis Management; Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime; Strategy & Managerial Decision Making
  • Annual Tuition: $5,611
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 26%
  • Example Classes:
    Alternatives to Incarceration; Minorities, Crime and Social Policy; Mock Court; Private Security; Theories & Development of Juvenile Gangs; Women in the Criminal Justice System

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,670
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Example Classes:
    Cyber Crime; Geographic Information Systems and Criminal Justice; Issues in Correctional Treatment; Legal Liability in Criminal Justice Personnel; Minorities, Crime, and Social Policy; Stress Management in Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $5,742
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice; Crime and Punishment; Justice and Public Safety Administration; Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure; Structure and Function of the American Courts
  • Annual Tuition: $5,763
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Law and the Courts; Deviant Behavior; Race, Ethnicity, and Gender; Sociology of Law
  • Annual Tuition: $5,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Example Classes:
    Crime and Media; Drugs in America; Family Violence; Juvenile Delinquency & Justice; Police Problems and Practices; Profiling Serial Offenders
  • Annual Tuition: $6,060
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Example Classes:
    Capital Punishment; Corrections; Courts in the United States; Crime as Entertainment; Domestic Security; Judicial Process
  • Annual Tuition: $6,368
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Addiction and the Offender Population; Child Abuse Investigation; Criminological Theories in Justice Administration; Critical Issues in Homeland Security; Death Investigation; Deviance and Society; Ethical Issues in Justice Admin; Foundations in Justice Administration; Homeland Security; Legal Issues in Justice Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $6,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate Crime and Deviance; Criminal Law and Procedure; Criminal Profiling; Introduction to Private Security/Crime Prevention; Law of Cyberspace
  • Annual Tuition: $6,684
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Addiction and Women; Criminal Justice Writing/Rhetoric; Drugs, Society, and Behavior; Offender Rehabilitation; Social Research; Sociology of Mental Disorders
  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections; Criminal Investigation for the Enforcement Professional; Homeland Security; Interviewing & Interrogation; Probation and Parole; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $6,780
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Crime Prevention; Advanced Research Methods for Criminal Justice; Classification of Criminal Behavior; Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design; Ethical and Legal Issues; Issues in Cybercrime; Organized Crime; Seminar in Forensic Investigation; Seminar in Gang, Group, and Multiple Offender Criminality; Seminar in Law Enforcement
  • Annual Tuition: $7,192
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections; Criminal Investigation; Juvenile Justice; Legal Analysis; Police Administration; Technology and Criminal Justice; Technology and Cyber Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $7,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Liberties; Corporate and Governmental Crime; Gender and Justice; Social Psychology of Justice; Sociology of Masculinity; Violence Against Women

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Law; Correctional Administration; Crime and Criminals; Criminal Justice Leadership; Criminal Justice System and Policy; Homeland Security; Organized Crime; Police Problems; Quantitative Methods in Criminology; Responses to Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Example Classes:
    Capital Punishment; Global Crime; History of Corrections & Penal Institutions; Law in American Society; Policing in a Democracy; Serial Crime and Profiling
  • Annual Tuition: $7,556
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Corporate and Government Crime; Females, Crime, and Justice; Foundations in Criminal Justice Systems; Juvenile Delinquency and Justice; Race, Crime, and Justice; Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $7,559
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Criminal Justice; Correctional Justice Administration; Court Justice Administration; Crime and Jurisdiction; Criminological Theory; Police and Policing; Police Justice Administration; Research Methods; Security Systems; Serial Murders
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections and Incarceration; Crime Analysis; Crime and the Family; Criminal Justice Administration; Criminal Justice Ethics; Criminal Law; Criminal Legal Process; Criminology; Drug Cartels and the Narcotics Threat; Drugs, Justice, and Society
  • Annual Tuition: $8,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    Applications of Technology in Criminal Justice; Comparative Criminal Justice; History of Law Enforcement; Research Methods of Criminal Justice; Substance Abuse and Criminal Justice System; Treatment of Offenders

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,310
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice; Crime in America; Crime Scene Reconstruction; Criminal Evidence; Criminal Investigation; Criminological Theory; Forensic Investigation; Nature and Function of the American Judicial System; Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis; Professional Ethics and Legal Liabilities
  • Annual Tuition: $8,334
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    American Government; Drugs, Society, and Behavior; Environmental Law; Policing; Psychology of Personal Growth; Sociology of Deviance
  • Annual Tuition: $8,344
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Comparative Criminal Justice Systems; Crime, Justice & Social Diversity; Criminal Justice Studies in Group Behavior; Criminal Law & Procedure; Dynamics of Criminal Behavior; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Legal Aspects of the Criminal Justice; Methods of Criminal Justice Research; Policing a Democratic Society; Statistics for Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $8,391
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Child Exploitation and Pornography Investigation; Cultural Diversity and Racial Disparity; Firearms I; Fish and Game Enforcement; Rape and Sexual Assault Investigation; Traffic Accident Investigation and Control
  • Annual Tuition: $8,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections; Criminal Procedure; Criminology; Ethics, Crime and Justice; Juvenile Justice; Law Enforcement; Victimology

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