Best Criminal Justice Colleges in Pennsylvania

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in Pennsylvania 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 52 Criminal Justice schools located within Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Temple University Philadelphia, PA

Temple University offers 3 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 268 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 262 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
2 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers 4 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 129 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 108 Bachelor's degrees, and 21 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
3 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, PA

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a outlying town. In 2015, 125 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 125 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
4 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 3 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city.

Based on 132 Reviews
5 DeSales University Center Valley, PA

DeSales University offers 4 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying rural. In 2015, 60 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 44 Bachelor's degrees, 16 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 University of Scranton Scranton, PA

University of Scranton offers 3 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 29 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 29 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
7 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania offers 4 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a outlying town. In 2015, 92 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 74 Bachelor's degrees, and 18 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
8 California University of Pennsylvania California, PA

California University of Pennsylvania offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 103 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 103 Bachelor's degrees.

9 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, PA

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

Based on 16 Reviews
10 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg, PA

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a small city. In 2015, 64 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 64 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews

List of all Criminal Justice Colleges in Pennsylvania

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Temple University Temple University Philadelphia, PA
4/5
15 : 1 38,007
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
3/5
22 : 1 16,597
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, PA
3/5
22 : 1 8,995
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA
4/5
16 : 1 47,307
DeSales University DeSales University Center Valley, PA
5/5
16 : 1 3,136
University of Scranton University of Scranton Scranton, PA
5/5
16 : 1 5,422
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA
3/5
23 : 1 7,048
California University of Pennsylvania California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
3/5
26 : 1 7,854
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, PA
3/5
23 : 1 9,737
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg, PA
3/5
23 : 1 6,828
Point Park University Point Park University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
14 : 1 3,844
La Salle University La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
17 : 1 5,683
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Middletown, PA
3/5
17 : 1 4,678
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Altoona, PA
3/5
16 : 1 3,839
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington Abington, PA
3/5
21 : 1 3,966
Holy Family University Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
17 : 1 2,711
Neumann University Neumann University Aston, PA
5/5
18 : 1 2,901
Messiah College Messiah College Mechanicsburg, PA
5/5
14 : 1 3,302
Gannon University Gannon University Erie, PA
5/5
16 : 1 4,416
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, PA
3/5
22 : 1 6,548
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
3/5
24 : 1 8,611
Saint Francis University Saint Francis University Loretto, PA
5/5
16 : 1 2,664
Mercyhurst University Mercyhurst University Erie, PA
5/5
14 : 1 2,828
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Pennsylvania State University-World Campus University Park, PA
3/5
12242 : 1 12,242
Immaculata University Immaculata University Immaculata, PA
5/5
19 : 1 2,961

Find Local Colleges with Criminal Justice Majors in Pennsylvania

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  • 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 Pennsylvania Schools

Pennsylvania Schools offering online Criminal Justice degrees

Online Criminal Justice degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 107 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
Northampton County Area Community College 0 107 0 0 0
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus 0 0 79 0 0
Central Penn College 0 8 62 0 0
DeSales University 0 0 42 16 0
Point Park University 0 0 39 0 0
How many Pennsylvania schools offer online Criminal Justice degrees?
  • 1 Certificates
  • 4 Associate's
  • 4 Bachelor's
  • 2 Master's

What Criminal Justice degree programs were earned in Pennsylvania?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 23 Colleges 569 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 38 Colleges 1,762 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 5 Colleges 45 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 2 Colleges 3 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 8 Colleges 96 Graduates
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