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2021 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Kentucky

14 Colleges
$30,145 Avg Salary
$25,192 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Criminal Justice & Corrections School for You

In 2018-2019, 1,490 degrees and certificates were awarded to criminal justice and corrections students who went to a Kentucky college or university. This makes it the #13 most popular major in the state.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

The Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Kentucky ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 14 schools in Kentucky to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Kentucky

Check out the criminal justice programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools

#1

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

Our 2021 rankings named University of Louisville the best school in Kentucky for criminal justice and corrections students. Located in the large city of Louisville, U of L is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Criminal Justice majors at U of L take out an average of $30,988 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $348, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Northern Kentucky University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Kentucky list. NKU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Highland Heights.

Criminal Justice majors at NKU take out an average of $26,000 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent programs at Eastern Kentucky University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best criminal justice and corrections schools in Kentucky. Located in the town of Richmond, Eastern is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, criminal justice majors at Eastern accumulate an average of around $25,745 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $277.

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Out of the 14 schools in Kentucky that were part of this year’s ranking, Murray State University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Murray State is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Murray.

The average amount in student loans that criminal justice majors at Murray State take out is $17,612. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $183, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, KY

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Campbellsville University is a great place for criminal justice and corrections students. Located in the distant town of Campbellsville, Campbellsville University is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

After completing their degree, criminal justice graduates from Campbellsville University carry an average student debtload of $22,900. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $238.

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#6

Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY

Kentucky State University landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best criminal justice and corrections programs. KY State is a small public school located in the distant town of Frankfort.

After completing their degree, criminal justice graduates from KY State carry an average student debtload of $42,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $436.

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With a ranking of #7, Bluegrass Community and Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for criminal justice and corrections students. Bluegrass Community and Technical College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lexington.

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Jefferson Community and Technical College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Kentucky ranking. Located in the city of Louisville, Jefferson Community and Technical College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#9

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, KY

Lindsey Wilson College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Kentucky list. Located in the town of Columbia, Lindsey Wilson College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

On average, criminal justice graduates from Lindsey Wilson College take out $27,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #10, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for criminal justice and corrections students. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Elizabethtown.

Criminal Justice majors at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College take out an average of $15,500 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $161.

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Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 3,806
Florida 10,071
Virginia 3,377
North Carolina 5,097
Tennessee 1,659
South Carolina 1,147
Louisiana 1,258
Alabama 1,886
Arkansas 1,316
Mississippi 652
West Virginia 1,533

One of 3 majors within the area of study, criminal justice and corrections has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Fire Protection 13,656
Homeland Security 6,367
Other Homeland Security 1,995

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 14 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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