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Best Criminal Justice Colleges in Chicago

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in Chicago 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 Chicago. 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 Chicago for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Lewis University Romeoville, IL

Lewis University offers 4 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 185 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 146 Bachelor's degrees, and 39 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
2 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL

University of Illinois at Chicago offers 4 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 198 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 187 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Master's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
3 American InterContinental University-Online Schaumburg, IL

American InterContinental University-Online offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 432 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 266 Bachelor's degrees, and 166 Associate's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago offers 4 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 83 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 67 Bachelor's degrees, and 16 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 Aurora University Aurora, IL

Aurora University offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 70 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 70 Bachelor's degrees.

6 Chicago State University Chicago, IL

Chicago State University offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large city. In 2015, 101 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 98 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

7 Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL

Saint Xavier University offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 32 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 32 Bachelor's degrees.

8 Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL

Northeastern Illinois University offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large city. In 2015, 91 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 91 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
9 North Park University Chicago, IL

North Park University offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 22 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
10 University of Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha, WI

University of Wisconsin-Parkside offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 88 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 88 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Criminal Justice Colleges in Chicago

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Lewis University Lewis University Romeoville, IL
5/5
19 : 1 6,679
University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
3/5
14 : 1 29,048
American InterContinental University-Online American InterContinental University-Online Schaumburg, IL
3/5
49 : 1 11,560
Loyola University Chicago Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 16,437
Aurora University Aurora University Aurora, IL
4/5
21 : 1 5,423
Chicago State University Chicago State University Chicago, IL
3/5
17 : 1 4,767
Saint Xavier University Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL
5/5
17 : 1 3,949
Northeastern Illinois University Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
3/5
24 : 1 9,891
North Park University North Park University Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 3,159
University of Wisconsin-Parkside University of Wisconsin-Parkside Kenosha, WI
2/5
25 : 1 4,412
Roosevelt University Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 5,352
Governors State University Governors State University University Park, IL
3/5
20 : 1 5,938
Benedictine University Benedictine University Lisle, IL
5/5
19 : 1 5,954
Judson University Judson University Elgin, IL
5/5
13 : 1 1,274
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago, IL
3/5
65 : 1 8,365
Saint Josephs College Saint Josephs College Rensselaer, IN
5/5
16 : 1 1,066
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago, IL
3/5
52 : 1 10,770
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago, IL
3/5
31 : 1 3,989
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago, IL
3/5
40 : 1 3,465
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago, IL
3/5
53 : 1 9,467
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College Chicago, IL
3/5
43 : 1 9,093
Kishwaukee College Kishwaukee College Malta, IL
3/5
34 : 1 4,064
Joliet Junior College Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
3/5
39 : 1 14,944
Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Brown Mackie College-Merrillville Merrillville, IN
3/5
29 : 1 399
Herzing University-Kenosha Herzing University-Kenosha Kenosha, WI
3/5
18 : 1 420

Search Criminal Justice Programs

  • Program Descriptions
    • 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 Chicago Schools

Chicago Schools offering online Criminal Justice degrees

Online Criminal Justice degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 432 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
American InterContinental University-Online 0 166 266 0 0
Aurora University 0 0 69 0 0
Loyola University Chicago 0 0 67 0 0
Roosevelt University 0 0 49 0 0
Lewis University 0 0 0 39 0
How many Chicago schools offer online Criminal Justice degrees?
  • 2 Associate's
  • 6 Bachelor's
  • 1 Master's

What Criminal Justice degree programs were earned in Chicago?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 11 Colleges 278 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 17 Colleges 1,253 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 9 Colleges 238 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 1 Colleges 2 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 5 Colleges 97 Graduates
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