Purdue University Global Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

3.35 out of 5 stars
(11 Reviews)
33% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 11 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Jennifer - 12/21/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"I feel this is a worthless degree School makes employees meet monthly Enrollment goals MIT School in Massachusetts guarantees their students jobs that pay $120 an hour PUG was Kaplan And I feel that I did not get what I had hoped for , I wish this school was better for me"
4.9 out of 5 stars
Lyle V - 10/31/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2020
"I really enjoy the online format with live interaction and explanation from the professors and chatting with other students. I have read some of the negative reviews and they make no sense. I am an older student finishing up my BS of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security in April, 2020. The workload is manageable, but one has to get into a rhythm and stick with it. Stick to a schedule and you'll be fine. They also understand that life and work happen and that sometimes they interfere. As long as you communicate with your professor, they will work with you if life or work is making your assignment late. They can grant you an extension without penalty for a day or two extra to complete. All my professors have been very knowledgeable and personable. I liked the format of Purdue so much that I actually came back from Penn State to finish up my degree with them. Additionally, I will start in June with Purdue on my Masters in Homeland Security/Emergency Management. I highly recommend Purdue Global and even referred my daughter who will be starting her Paralegal in January 2020!"
4.9 out of 5 stars
Jason Myers - 7/29/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"I received my BS Degree in Criminal Justice from this institution when it was still Kaplan University. Like many others, I'm married, have two kids, and worked a full-time job while I attended classes. Make no mistake, it wasn't easy. But I was determined to complete my degree. I ended up graduating with honors and a 3.95 GPA. This, coming from someone who struggled for 10 years to earn an Associate's Degree because I didn't take school seriously and constantly failed out of class. You'll find many people who'll make negative remarks about this institution. They do so because they are the ones who didn't take their education seriously. I had to learn the hard way that if you do you assignments and read the material, it's nearly impossible not to get an "A" in the class. Obviously, you can see from my GPA that I ended up with a "B" in one of my classes. But that was because I didn't turn a paper in on time. Had I done so, I would have graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Is it hard work? Yes. Can it be done? Absolutely. Like anything else in life, you get what you put into it. My wife is now attending this same University and she's doing very well. Her concentration is in psychology. Like me, she has found that as long as you do the work, it's hard not to earn an "A" in the class. I nearly went back to earn a post-bachelor certificate in addictions counseling. Not because I need to, but because I thought it might be fun. The only reason I didn't was because I remembered how much work it was the first time around and I felt I had missed enough of my children's childhood already. This is a great school. If you put the work into it, it'll take you wherever you want to go. I was able to use my degree to get me into law school without any issues. Take your education seriously (regardless of where you're going) and it'll take you anywhere you want to go."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Dustin - 6/22/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am also surprised by some of the reviews for this school. These complaints must be based on location because our local office in Iowa is excellent to work with. I obtained my AAS Degree in Criminal Justice when the school was Kaplan University. The school had a specific adviser for military personnel. This adviser had all my GI Bill stuff squared away and experienced no delays. I am now taking my capstone course and will complete my BA degree in Criminal Justice at the end of this semester. Most professors were decent and had direct experience within their fields of study. Some were terrible, but the majority were easy to work with. Over time the program will start to feel repetitive by doing the same thing over and over. They all require three discussion posts, seminar participation, journal entries, and several writing assignments. This program is big on APA formatting, which I feel is a waste of time. Some professors are all about APA formatting and will doc large amounts of points for not following APA guidelines. Other professors don't care as long as the assignments are completed. Those were my only complaints about the coursework itself. Time management is critical and you have to stay on top of your tasks. The units go by very quickly and is a slippery slope if you fall behind. Overall this program was a success for me and would recommend it to other members of law enforcement and military."
4.7 out of 5 stars
K Joiner - 1/5/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"I am pretty surprised by some of the comments and ratings. I began my associates degree in 2016 (through Kaplan) in CJ and completed the at then went right into my Bach and finished that by 2017 (Perdue Global). I found that the portfolio program offered for transferring job experience and prior learning into credits was amazing. It was a very tough class, but I saved over 20K by the end of it since I was very deep into the CJ field. I even moved to Canada and my credits transferred and both of my degrees were recognized as honours degrees. I can see how the financial aid piece can be confusing for people, but that comes with any university, Overall, I was surprised and very happy about my experience with the university and will begin my Masters in February in public administration,"
Kaddie Osborn - 1/29/2019

We're so happy to hear about your positive experience with us. We know online classes are not easy, but we're proud of you for sticking with it. We wish you success now and in all your future endeavors!

1.0 out of 5 stars
Unhappy!!! - 6/6/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"Purdue Global doesnt not change the Kaplan employees. The financial aid department has no idea what they are doing. My husband attends an online college that is leaps and bounds above Purdue Global. With the prices they charge they should be much better than what they are. They should be able to generate a refund, but instead they sit on it until the last second of the last day and sometimes, they don't even get it out on time. They get paid."
Kaddie Osborn - 6/13/2018

Hi. We're concerned to hear this feedback. Please reach out so that we may learn more and assist you. StudentRelations@PurdueGlobal.edu or 877.836.5813. Please reference case #2018061321

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