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2021 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools

442 Colleges
$35,323 Avg Salary
$10,765 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate School for You

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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To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 442 schools in the United States to see which undergraduate certificate programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Criminal Justice & Corrections program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Colleges.

#1

Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ

Our analysis found Rio Salado College to be the most popular school for criminal justice and corrections students who want to pursue a undergraduate certificate in the United States. Rio Salado College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Tempe.

About 17% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 83% are male.

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#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

The in-demand undergraduate certificate programs at Ivy Tech Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular criminal justice and corrections schools in the United States. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public school with a very large student population.

Women make up 53% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

On average, criminal justice graduates from Ivy Tech Community College take out $15,822 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $145.

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#3

Camden County College

Blackwood, NJ

The in-demand undergraduate certificate programs at Camden County College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular criminal justice and corrections schools in the United States. Camden County College is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Blackwood.

About 13% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 87% are male.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, criminal justice graduates from Camden County College carry an average student debt load of $8,418.

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#4

San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino, CA

The in-demand undergraduate certificate programs at San Bernardino Valley College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular criminal justice and corrections schools in the United States. San Bernardino Valley College is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of San Bernardino.

Women make up 12% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

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#5

Butte College

Oroville, CA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Butte College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the rural area of Oroville, Butte College is a public school with a large student population.

Women make up 20% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

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#6

Moreno Valley College

Moreno Valley, CA

Moreno Valley College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Moreno Valley College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Moreno Valley.

Of the 146 students majoring in criminal justice at Moreno Valley College, 78% are male and 22% are female.

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#7

Ventura College

Ventura, CA

With a ranking of #7, Ventura College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for criminal justice and corrections students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the midsize city of Ventura, Ventura College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 29% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 71% are male.

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With a ranking of #8, Pima Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for criminal justice and corrections students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large city of Tucson, Pima County Community College District is a public college with a large student population.

Of the 125 students majoring in criminal justice at Pima County Community College District, 86% are male and 14% are female.

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#9

Eastfield College

Mesquite, TX

With a ranking of #9, Eastfield College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for criminal justice and corrections students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large suburb of Mesquite, Eastfield College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 119 students majoring in criminal justice at Eastfield College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, criminal justice graduates from Eastfield College carry an average student debt load of $18,629. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $189.

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Passaic County Community College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate criminal justice and corrections programs. PCCC is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Paterson.

Of the 114 students majoring in criminal justice at PCCC, 53% are male and 47% are female.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, criminal justice majors at PCCC accumulate an average of around $6,651 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $39, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Southern Arkansas University Tech came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. SAU Tech is a small public school located in the rural area of Camden.

Of the 108 students majoring in criminal justice at SAU Tech, 85% are male and 15% are female.

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Delaware County Community College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the large suburb of Media, Delaware County Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 20% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 80% are male.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, criminal justice graduates from Delaware County Community College carry an average student debt load of $6,272. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $56.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate criminal justice and corrections programs. IUP is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Indiana.

About 15% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 85% are male.

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With a ranking of #14, Red Rocks Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for criminal justice and corrections students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the midsize city of Lakewood, Red Rocks Community College is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Women make up 19% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

Criminal Justice majors at Red Rocks Community College take out an average of $8,189 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $99, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

College of the Sequoias

Visalia, CA

With a ranking of #15, College of the Sequoias did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for criminal justice and corrections students working on their undergraduate certificate. College of the Sequoias is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Visalia.

About 9% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 91% are male.

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#16

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, LA

Bossier Parish Community College landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate criminal justice and corrections programs. Bossier Parish Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Bossier City.

Women make up 68% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

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#17

Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

Columbus State University ranked #17 on this year’s Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbus, CSU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Of the 80 students majoring in criminal justice at CSU, 74% are male and 26% are female.

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#18

Brookhaven College

Farmers Branch, TX

Brookhaven College landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate criminal justice and corrections programs. Brookhaven College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Farmers Branch.

About 52% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 48% are male.

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#19

UEI College-Fresno

Fresno, CA

UEI College-Fresno ranked #19 on this year’s Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the city of Fresno, UEI College-Fresno is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

About 43% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 57% are male.

The average amount in student loans that criminal justice majors at UEI College-Fresno take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $7,715. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $99, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#20

Central Texas College

Killeen, TX

Central Texas College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Killeen, Central Texas College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 38% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

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#21

Erie Community College

Buffalo, NY

With a ranking of #21, Erie Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for criminal justice and corrections students working on their undergraduate certificate. Erie Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Buffalo.

About 12% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 88% are male.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, criminal justice majors at Erie Community College accumulate an average of around $6,420 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $56.

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Missouri Southern State University ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Missouri Southern is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Joplin.

About 67% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 33% are male.

On average, criminal justice graduates from Missouri Southern take out $8,785 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $63, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Albany Technical College ranked #23 on this year’s Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Albany Technical College is a small public school located in the city of Albany.

About 78% of the students majoring in criminal justice at the school are women while 22% are male.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, criminal justice graduates from Albany Technical College carry an average student debt load of $13,931. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $118.

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With a ranking of #24, Bryant & Stratton College - Online did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for criminal justice and corrections students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the suburb of Orchard Park, Bryant & Stratton College - Online is a private for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Of the 63 students majoring in criminal justice at Bryant & Stratton College - Online, 24% are male and 76% are female.

Criminal Justice majors at Bryant & Stratton College - Online take out an average of $14,848 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $127, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#25

Navarro College

Corsicana, TX

With a ranking of #25, Navarro College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for criminal justice and corrections students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the distant town of Corsicana, Navarro College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Women make up 29% of the criminal justice majors at the school.

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#27

Cumberland County College

Vineland, NJ
#31

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, CO
#31

Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, TX
#33

Lackawanna College

Scranton, PA
#34

SUNY Ulster

Stone Ridge, NY
#35

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids, MI
#38

Grossmont College

El Cajon, CA
#38

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, CO
#40

San Juan College

Farmington, NM
#42

Blinn College

Brenham, TX
#43

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO
#45

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, GA
#47

College of Lake County

Grayslake, IL

Remaining Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 442 different United States criminal justice and corrections schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
53 Carrington College, Phoenix North Phoenix, AZ
53 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
53 UEI College-Gardena Gardena, CA
56 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
56 Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
58 Mountain View College Dallas, TX
59 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
59 United Education Institute-UEI College San Marcos San Marcos, CA
59 Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA
62 Mineral Area College Park Hills, MO
62 Kirtland Community College Roscommon, MI
64 Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ
64 Bryant & Stratton College - Buffalo Buffalo, NY
66 United Education Institute-Anaheim Anaheim, CA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Undergraduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
67 United Education Institute-Encino Encino, CA
67 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
67 Otero Junior College La Junta, CO
67 Moberly Area Community College Moberly, MO
67 University of Baltimore Baltimore, MD
67 North Central State College Mansfield, OH
73 South Plains College Levelland, TX
74 Terra State Community College Fremont, OH
74 UEI College-Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
74 Caribbean Forensic and Technical College Rio Piedras, PR
77 Cisco College Cisco, TX
77 South Suburban College South Holland, IL
77 Jefferson College Hillsboro, MO
77 United Education Institute-West Covina West Covina, CA
77 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
77 Hartnell College Salinas, CA
77 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg, WV
77 Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville, GA
85 Aims Community College Greeley, CO
85 Imperial Valley College Imperial, CA
85 Jamestown Community College Jamestown, NY
88 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
88 Mid-America Technology Center Wayne, OK
88 Kellogg Community College Battle Creek, MI
88 West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg, WV

Criminal Justice & Corrections by Region

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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 26 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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