Best Criminal Justice Colleges in California

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Criminal Justice degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 25 Criminal Justice schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Criminal Justice Colleges in California for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Ashford University San Diego, CA

Ashford University offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 851 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 851 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
2 San Diego State University San Diego, CA

San Diego State University offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 398 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 398 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
3 California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA

California State University-Sacramento offers 3 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 430 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 427 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
4 California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA

California State University-Fullerton offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 318 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 318 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
5 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 246 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 246 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
6 San Jose State University San Jose, CA

San Jose State University offers 3 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 195 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 184 Bachelor's degrees, and 11 Master's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
7 California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA

California State University-Long Beach offers 3 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 131 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 126 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
8 California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

California State University-Los Angeles offers 3 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 195 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 193 Bachelor's degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
9 California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA

California State University-San Bernardino offers 3 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 214 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 208 Bachelor's degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
10 California State University-Chico Chico, CA

California State University-Chico offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 131 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 131 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews

List of all Criminal Justice Colleges in California

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Ashford University Ashford University San Diego, CA
3/5
37 : 1 42,452
San Diego State University San Diego State University San Diego, CA
2/5
31 : 1 34,254
California State University-Sacramento California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
2/5
31 : 1 30,284
California State University-Fullerton California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA
2/5
30 : 1 38,948
San Francisco State University San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
2/5
28 : 1 30,256
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
California State University-Long Beach California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA
2/5
27 : 1 37,446
California State University-Los Angeles California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
2/5
32 : 1 27,680
California State University-San Bernardino California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
2/5
33 : 1 20,024
California State University-Chico California State University-Chico Chico, CA
2/5
26 : 1 17,220
Sonoma State University Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
2/5
28 : 1 9,408
California Lutheran University California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA
5/5
16 : 1 4,126
California State University-Dominguez Hills California State University-Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
2/5
31 : 1 14,635
California State University-East Bay California State University-East Bay Hayward, CA
2/5
31 : 1 15,528
California State University-Stanislaus California State University-Stanislaus Turlock, CA
2/5
25 : 1 9,282
La Sierra University La Sierra University Riverside, CA
5/5
16 : 1 2,476
California State University-Bakersfield California State University-Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
2/5
29 : 1 9,228
United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus Huntington Park, CA 63 : 1 624
Brandman University Brandman University Irvine, CA
3/5
27 : 1 8,004
UEI College-Gardena UEI College-Gardena Gardena, CA 51 : 1 762
Platt College-Los Angeles Platt College-Los Angeles Alhambra, CA
4/5
19 : 1 639
Loma Linda University Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA 11 : 1 4,490
Platt College-Ontario Platt College-Ontario Ontario, CA
4/5
14 : 1 456
Platt College-Riverside Platt College-Riverside Riverside, CA
4/5
22 : 1 436
San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus Calexico, CA

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    • AA: Paralegal Studies
    • BS: Criminal Justice: Forensics
    • BS: Criminal Justice: Homeland Security
    • BS: Criminal Justice: Public Administration
    • BS: Criminal Justice: Youth Corrections
    • BS: Paralegal Studies
    • CERT: Criminal Justice
    • CERT: Paralegal Studies
    • CERT: Public Policy
    • Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Command College
    • MA Public Policy: Campaigns and Elections
    • MA Public Policy: International Affairs
    • MA Public Policy: Middle East Affairs
    • MA Public Policy: Public Administration
    • MA: Human Services: Criminal Justice
    • MA: Public Policy
    • Master of Busi Admn: Criminal Justice
    • MS: Criminal Justice: Public Administration

Additional Criminal Justice Degree Facts for California Schools

California Schools offering online Criminal Justice degrees

Online Criminal Justice degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 802 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Criminal Justice degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Ashford University 0 0 802 0 0
Brandman University 0 0 100 0 0
California State University-San Bernardino 0 0 0 6 0
How many California schools offer online Criminal Justice degrees?
  • 2 Bachelor's
  • 1 Master's

What Criminal Justice degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 29 Colleges 367 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 23 Colleges 4,017 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 7 Colleges 38 Graduates
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