Criminal Justice Ranked Among Best Online Programs


Criminal Justice Ranked Among Best Online Programs

BestColleges.com recently posted results from a rigorous review of academic programs, ranking the College of Liberal Studies Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) among the best online programs in the nation.

BestColleges.com, an online resource for prospective college students, delivers thorough reviews of the best schools in the United States. It considers programs at traditional brick-and-mortar institutions along with their nontraditional counterparts.

“With demand for specialists growing, schools now offer a wide range of criminal justice degrees online,” the website states. “These programs are ideal for working professionals who need the flexibility of online coursework to complete their degrees remotely and according to a modified schedule.”

Bestcolleges.com then put this information into perspective by ranking the programs against several key factors.

This year’s rankings were compiled using the latest information from the Institute of Education Sciences and College Navigator databases, government sources maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics. Each school was then measured against four metrics­—acceptance, retention, graduation and enrollment­—to determine its eligibility for inclusion on the list. Both the bachelor’s and master’s levels of the criminal justice program at CLS were mentioned in the final publication.

Update: The College of Liberal Studies was renamed the College of Professional and Continuing Studies in 2017.

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Mary Wuestewald

Mary Wuestewald specializes in digital and content marketing at PACS. She is an editor and contributor for Insight magazine, the Insight blog and PACS social media efforts.