2020 Most Affordable Online Criminology Degrees

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

These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online bachelor's degree in criminology. The University of West Georgia is the #1 school on the list, offering a tuition rate of $5,463 annually. Second-ranked Arkansas State University is a similarly affordable option, with an annual tuition of only $7,740. Courses include Community Corrections, Criminal Evidence and Procedure, Institutional Corrections, Serial Homicide, and Social Justice.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 University of West Georgia $5,463
# 2 #2 Arkansas State University $7,740
# 3 #3 University of Idaho $8,304
# 4 #4 Missouri State University $8,850
# 5 #5 Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
# 6 #6 Southern Illinois University - Carbondale $9,637
# 7 #7 Colorado State University Global $10,500
# 8 (tie) #8 (tie) Columbia College $11,250
# 8 (tie) #8 (tie) University of Alabama $11,250
# 10 #10 Lee University $11,340
# 11 #11 Washington State University $11,550
# 12 #12 Indiana State University $11,656
# 14 #14 Coker College $12,750
# 15 #15 Loyola University New Orleans $13,500
# 16 #16 Portland State University $13,524
# 17 #17 University of South Florida Online $13,547
# 18 #18 Kentucky Wesleyan College $13,650
# 19 #19 Concordia University - Texas $13,800
# 20 #20 Arkansas Tech University $13,920
# 21 #21 Tiffin University $14,260
# 22 #22 Buena Vista University $14,432
# 23 #23 University of Mount Olive $14,560
# 24 #24 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College $14,880
# 25 #25 University of Florida $15,000
#1
#1

University of West Georgia

Carrollton (GA)
Annual Tuition: $5,463
Annual Tuition: $5,463
Annual Tuition: $5,463
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1080
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,355
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,039
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (678) 839-5000

Example Classes: American Criminal Courts, Gangs, International Comparative Justice, Social Science and the Legal System, Violent Crime, Women in the Criminal Justice System

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology
#2
#2

Arkansas State University

Jonesboro (AR)
Annual Tuition: $7,740
Annual Tuition: $7,740
Annual Tuition: $7,740
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1196
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 961
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,259
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (870) 972-2100

Example Classes: Community Corrections, Criminal Evidence and Procedure, Institutional Corrections, Serial Homicide, Social Justice

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Criminology
  • BGS in Criminology
#3
#3

University of Idaho

Moscow (ID)
Annual Tuition: $8,304
Annual Tuition: $8,304
Annual Tuition: $8,304
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 441
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 563
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (888) 884-3246

Example Classes: Crime and the Media, Elite and White Collar Crime, Family, Violence, and Society, Gender and Crime, Psychopathy and Crime, Sociology of Punishment

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Sociology
  • B.S. in Criminology
#4
#4

Missouri State University

Springfield (MO)
Annual Tuition: $8,850
Annual Tuition: $8,850
Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1018 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 952
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,202
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (417) 836-5000

Example Classes: Animal Rights and Environmental Terrorism and Violence in America, Inmate Voices: Examining the Effects of Incarceration, Jihadist Terrorism and Violence in America, Queer Criminology, Victimless Crime, Wrongful Convictions

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 76,929
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,983
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 668-2211

Example Classes: American Politics, Effective Patrol and Community Policing, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Judicial Administration, Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Serial Killers, Writing for the Criminal Justice Profession

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS Criminal Justice - Criminology Crime Analysis
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $9,637
Annual Tuition: $9,637
Annual Tuition: $9,637
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1210
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,589
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 506
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (618) 453-2121

Example Classes: Effective Correctional Practices, Law and Social Control, Prevention of Crime and Delinquency, Prosecution and Adjudication, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, White-Collar Crime

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice
#7
#7

Colorado State University Global

Greenwood Village (CO)
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,054
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,422
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 920-6723

Example Classes: Criminal Justice and the Constitution, Ethics for the Criminal Justice Professional, Law Enforcement and American Policing, Race, Class, and Crime, Restorative and Community Based Justice

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS - Criminal Justice - Criminology
  • BS - Human Services - Criminology
#8
#8

Columbia College

Columbia (MO)
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 6,492
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 531
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 231-2391

Example Classes: American Social Problems, Class, Status, and Power, Juvenile Delinquency, Social Deviance

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Crime and Social Inequality
#8
#8

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa (AL)
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 80%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,198
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,588
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 348-6010

Example Classes: Drugs, Crime and Policy, Hate Crimes, Judicial Process, Social Inequality and Crime

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice
#10
#10

Lee University

Cleveland (TN)
Annual Tuition: $11,340
Annual Tuition: $11,340
Annual Tuition: $11,340
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 479
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 61
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (423) 614-8000

Example Classes: Community Trauma Management, Criminal Justice and Christian Faith, Human Trafficking, Probation and Parole, Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice - Criminology & Juvenile
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Criminology & Juvenile
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $11,550
Annual Tuition: $11,550
Annual Tuition: $11,550
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1210
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,352
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 993
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (509) 335-3564

Example Classes: Crime Control Policies, Criminal Courts in America, Realizing Justice in a Multicultural Society, Violence Toward Women

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology
#12
#12

Indiana State University

Terre Haute (IN)
Annual Tuition: $11,656
Annual Tuition: $11,656
Annual Tuition: $11,656
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Average SATs: 910 -1120
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,764
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 874
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (812) 237-6311

Example Classes: Criminal Law and Procedure, Dynamics of Criminal and Delinquent Behavior, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Internship in Criminology, Introduction to the Court Systems

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice (B.S.)
  • Cybercriminology and Security Studies (B.S.)
  • Cybercriminology and Security Studies (B.S.) - Cybercrime
  • Cybercriminology and Security Studies (B.S.) - Physical Security
#14
#14

Coker College

Hartsville (SC)
Annual Tuition: $12,750
Annual Tuition: $12,750
Annual Tuition: $12,750
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1160
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 91
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 124
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (843) 383-8000

Example Classes: Scope and Methods, Seminar in Topical Criminology, The Sociology of Law Enforcement, Theories of Crime

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology - Criminology
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $13,500
Annual Tuition: $13,500
Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 162
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 511
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (504) 865-2011

Example Classes: Cybercrime, Technology, and Social Change, Gangs and Criminal Networks, Murder, Mayhem, and the Media, Offenders With Mental Illness, Seminar in International Risk Analysis, Serial Murder: Myths vs. Realities

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Criminology and Justice
  • Bachelor of Criminology & Justice
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $13,524
Annual Tuition: $13,524
Annual Tuition: $13,524
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,505
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 607
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (503) 725-3000

Example Classes: American Courts, Crime Control Strategies, Criminal Justice Research, Criminal Law and Legal Reasoning, Punishment and Corrections, Theories of Crime

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice
#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $13,547
Annual Tuition: $13,547
Annual Tuition: $13,547
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 73%
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Average SATs: 1170 -1330
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,049
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,419
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (813) 974-2011

Example Classes: Criminal Rights and Procedures, Death Penalty, Domestic Violence, Environmental Law & Crime, Patterns of Criminal Behavior, Sex Offenders

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Criminology
#18
#18

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro (KY)
Annual Tuition: $13,650
Annual Tuition: $13,650
Annual Tuition: $13,650
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Average SATs: 830 -1173
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 31
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (270) 926-3111

Example Classes: Criminal Investigation, Criminal Procedure, Critical Issues in Policing, Drug Crime and Justice, Global Perspecitves on Crime and Justice, Judicial Process, Minority Relations

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Criminology
#19
#19
Annual Tuition: $13,800
Annual Tuition: $13,800
Annual Tuition: $13,800
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 334
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 604
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (512) 313-3000

Example Classes: Crime, Justice, and Social Diversity, Criminal Profiling, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science & Criminalistics, Homeland Security

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice & Criminology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice & Criminology - General
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice & Criminology - Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice & Criminology - Management of Law Enforcement
#20
#20

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville (AR)
Annual Tuition: $13,920
Annual Tuition: $13,920
Annual Tuition: $13,920
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,311
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 534
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (479) 968-0389

Example Classes: Crime and Delinquency, Minority Relations, Prison and Corrections, Social Stratification, Sociology of Gender, The Juvenile Justice

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology
#21
#21

Tiffin University

Tiffin (OH)
Annual Tuition: $14,260
Annual Tuition: $14,260
Annual Tuition: $14,260
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 480
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 742
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 968-6446

Example Classes: Abnormal Behavior, Death Investigations, Drugs and the Body, Forensic Investigation of Sex Crimes, Technology and Crime, Trial Evidence (Capstone)

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Criminal Behavior
#22
#22

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake (IA)
Annual Tuition: $14,432
Annual Tuition: $14,432
Annual Tuition: $14,432
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 750
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 152
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (712) 749-2400

Example Classes: Deviant Behavior, Modern Social Problems, Survey of Criminal Courts, Victimology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor Degree Completion in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor Degree Completion in Criminology and Criminal Justice - Criminology Track
#23
#23

University of Mount Olive

Mount Olive (NC)
Annual Tuition: $14,560
Annual Tuition: $14,560
Annual Tuition: $14,560
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Average SATs: 918 -1116
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 280
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 217
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (919) 658-2502

Example Classes: Constitutional Law & Criminal Procedure, Criminal Justice Administration, Punishment & Corrections, Research Methods and Quantitative Reasoning, Sociological and Criminological Theories, Victimology & Advocacy

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Criminology
#24
#24

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Saint Mary of the Woods (IN)
Annual Tuition: $14,880
Annual Tuition: $14,880
Annual Tuition: $14,880
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 241
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (812) 535-5151

Example Classes: Corrections, Criminal Interviewing and Investigation, Ethical and Legal Issues, Inside the Governments, Juvenile Justice

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology - Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology - Sociology
#25
#25

University of Florida

Gainesville (FL)
Annual Tuition: $15,000
Annual Tuition: $15,000
Annual Tuition: $15,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 90%
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Average SATs: 1280 -1440
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,181
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,585
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (352) 392-3261

Example Classes: Medicine and the Law, Race and Racism, Skeleton Keys: Forensic Identification, The Legal Environment of Business

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Criminology