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2021 Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate's Degree Schools

346 Colleges
$26,835 Avg Salary
$18,519 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 122,741 criminal justice and corrections students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #5 most popular in the country.

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The Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 346 schools in the United States to see which online associate's degree programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate's Degree Colleges.

Our analysis found University of Phoenix - Arizona to be the most popular school for criminal justice and corrections students who want to pursue an online associate’s degree in the United States. UOPX - Arizona is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of Tempe.

Of the 495 students majoring in criminal justice at UOPX - Arizona, 44% are male and 56% are female.

While working on their Associate's Degree, criminal justice majors at UOPX - Arizona accumulate an average of around $21,458 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $239.

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#2

South Texas College

McAllen, TX

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means South Texas College is a great place for criminal justice and corrections students working on their online associate’s degree. South Texas College is a very large public school located in the city of McAllen.

Women make up 45% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

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#3

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

The in-demand online associate’s degree programs at Ivy Tech Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best criminal justice and corrections schools in the United States. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 336 students majoring in criminal justice at Ivy Tech Community College, 43% are male and 57% are female.

The average amount in student loans that criminal justice majors at Ivy Tech Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $14,381. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $124.

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#4

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Kaplan University-Indianapolis. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools list. Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a fairly large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

Of the 262 students majoring in criminal justice at Kaplan University-Indianapolis, 83% are male and 17% are female.

While working on their Associate's Degree, criminal justice majors at Kaplan University-Indianapolis accumulate an average of around $23,589 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 $272.

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#5

Monroe College

Bronx, NY

The in-demand online associate’s degree programs at Monroe College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best criminal justice and corrections schools in the United States. Located in the city of Bronx, Monroe College is a private for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Of the 254 students majoring in criminal justice at Monroe College, 39% are male and 61% are female.

The average amount in student loans that criminal justice majors at Monroe College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $14,589. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $145.

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#6

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

Columbia Southern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for criminal justice and corrections students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the town of Orange Beach, Columbia Southern University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

Of the 251 students majoring in criminal justice at Columbia Southern University, 72% are male and 28% are female.

Criminal Justice majors at Columbia Southern University take out an average of $14,241 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $119.

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El Paso Community College landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree criminal justice and corrections programs. El Paso Community College is a very large public school located in the city of El Paso.

Women make up 45% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

Criminal Justice majors at El Paso Community College take out an average of $9,749 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $57, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Eastern Gateway Community College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Eastern Gateway Community College is a very large public school located in the small city of Steubenville.

Of the 221 students majoring in criminal justice at Eastern Gateway Community College, 68% are male and 32% are female.

The average amount in student loans that criminal justice majors at Eastern Gateway Community College take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $9,776. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $73.

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Southern New Hampshire University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular online associate’s degree criminal justice and corrections programs. SNHU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester.

Women make up 49% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

Criminal Justice majors at SNHU take out an average of $17,085 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $159.

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American InterContinental University - Online ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the rural area of Schaumburg, AIU Online is a private for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Women make up 72% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, criminal justice graduates from AIU Online carry an average student debtload of $22,414. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $232.

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#11

Grantham University

Lenexa, KS

Grantham University ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Lenexa, Grantham University is a private for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

Of the 150 students majoring in criminal justice at Grantham University, 52% are male and 48% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, criminal justice graduates from Grantham University carry an average student debtload of $23,603. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $256.

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College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, NV

College of Southern Nevada came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. CSN is a very large public school located in the city of Las Vegas.

About 50% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 50% are male.

On average, criminal justice graduates from CSN take out $12,280 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $99, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#13

Sacramento City College

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento City College ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools list. Sacramento City is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Sacramento.

Women make up 60% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

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#14

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville, GA

Georgia Military College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Georgia Military College is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Milledgeville.

Women make up 60% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

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#15

Central Texas College

Killeen, TX

Central Texas College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Killeen, Central Texas College is a public school with a large student population.

Women make up 35% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

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#16

Rio Hondo College

Whittier, CA

Rio Hondo College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Whittier, RHCCD is a public school with a large student population.

Of the 112 students majoring in criminal justice at RHCCD, 42% are male and 58% are female.

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Austin Community College District came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Austin Community College District is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin.

About 41% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 59% are male.

Criminal Justice majors at Austin Community College District take out an average of $11,767 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $93, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#18

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System ranked #18 on this year’s Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of The Woodlands, North Harris Montgomery is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 107 students majoring in criminal justice at North Harris Montgomery, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Criminal Justice majors at North Harris Montgomery take out an average of $13,985 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $128, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Hudson Valley Community College came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the small city of Troy, HVCC is a public school with a large student population.

About 45% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 55% are male.

On average, criminal justice graduates from HVCC take out $10,056 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $115.

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Fox Valley Technical College ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Appleton, FVTC is a public school with a large student population.

About 44% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 56% are male.

The average amount in student loans that criminal justice majors at FVTC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $12,332. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $125.

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Hillsborough Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for criminal justice and corrections students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #21 on the list. HCC is a very large public school located in the large city of Tampa.

Of the 102 students majoring in criminal justice at HCC, 49% are male and 51% are female.

While working on their Associate's Degree, criminal justice majors at HCC accumulate an average of around $14,413 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $132.

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Berkeley College - New York came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of New York, Berkeley College - New York is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

Women make up 55% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

After completing their Associate's Degree, criminal justice graduates from Berkeley College - New York carry an average student debtload of $23,364. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $238.

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American Public University System did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for criminal justice and corrections students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #23 on the list. American Military University is a very large private for-profit school located in the town of Charles Town.

About 34% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 66% are male.

On average, criminal justice graduates from American Military University take out $22,599 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.

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Union County College

Cranford, NJ

Union County College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Cranford, Union County College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

About 47% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 53% are male.

While working on their Associate's Degree, criminal justice majors at Union County College accumulate an average of around $10,887 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $99, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for criminal justice and corrections students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #25 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Lauderdale, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

Women make up 63% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

Criminal Justice majors at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale take out an average of $23,400 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $248, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#27

Hartnell College

Salinas, CA
#27

Berkeley College - Woodland Park

Woodland Park, NJ
#34

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
#35

Mercer County Community College

West Windsor, NJ
#36

Columbia College

Columbia, MO
#37

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, TX
#37

Onondaga Community College

Syracuse, NY
#39

Monroe Community College

Rochester, NY
#39

Solano Community College

Fairfield, CA
#42

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL
#46

Post University

Waterbury, CT
#48

Baker College

Flint, MI

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate's Degree Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 346 different United States criminal justice and corrections schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Ocean County College Toms River, NJ
51 Holyoke Community College Holyoke, MA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Criminal Justice & Corrections students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
53 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
54 Collin County Community College District McKinney, TX
55 NHTI-Concord’s Community College Concord, NH
55 Cumberland County College Vineland, NJ
55 San Antonio College San Antonio, TX
58 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
59 SUNY Canton Canton, NY
59 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
61 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
61 Vincennes University Vincennes, IN
61 Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA
64 Quincy College Quincy, MA
64 Cayuga County Community College Auburn, NY
64 SUNY Schenectady County Community College Schenectady, NY
67 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
67 Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, NV
69 Atlantic Cape Community College Mays Landing, NJ

View the Most Popular Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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

Majors Similar to Criminal Justice

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 25 schools only.

  • 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).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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