25 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice 2020

Listed below are the top 25 colleges that offer a bachelor's degree in criminal justice ranked by the median salaries of criminal justice majors one year after college. With a median starting salary of $109,800, Union Institute & University outranks the other schools on the list. Herzing University comes in 2nd at $57,600. The school with the lowest median debt for this degree is Excelsior College, with a median student debt of $12,500 for criminal justice alumni. Median salaries for the top 25 schools range from $40,800-$109,800.

Tuition, median salaries, and median debt were reported by the U.S. Department of Education. View our methodology for more details about these rankings or read more about the top-ranked schools.

2020 Best Colleges Highlights

Learn more about the top five colleges for a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice degree. You can also read student reviews of each school by clicking on the stars. Although student reviews were not used as a ranking factor in this list, we provide ratings and reviews so students can consider the experience of alumni in their decision-making process.