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What is the best college for criminal justice?

What is the best college to attend for criminal justice?

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Michelle’s Answer

A great way to make sure you are going into your field and getting the education you need for it, is to start at the community college level. Get your core courses at less expensive costs, such as a trade school or community college. Then get your degree at the university of your choice, that meets the needs of your future career and work expectations. Any college or university is good for course work. If you need the school to be accredited, then look for one you like. Tuition is high, so going to the best schools may not be feasible and getting loans or financial aid is difficult for some. You need to find the best school that will meet your goals.

I went to a university that was accredited, however, I ended up taking course work for degree plans I wasn't even getting my degree in. I ended up with course work that was not necessary, therefore I spent more money than I needed to. After graduating, I was unable to apply my degree right away, which seemed like a waste of time and money. I spent 15 years trying to apply my degree. I had to go back to school - to my local community college. I found that school to be far superior to my needs and my pocketbook. Not only were the advisors more concerned with my career goals, but they were able to advise me on the course work I did need. I found the community college a far better institution overall than my years at the university.

Criminal Justice degrees typically cater to those individuals going into policing, corrections and law enforcement fields (local, state and federal). They are also a great starting point for those going into law, who need to get their J.D. or going on to law school. If you are looking to go into the Forensic field, then Criminal Justice is a good starting point, but a Forensic science degree is better. It all depends on what you want to accomplish for your future. Best of luck to you.
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Marcia’s Answer

FLorida State University listed #1, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice #2 , University of Pennsylvania #3, University of California - Irvine #4, University of Florida #5, Northeastern University #6, University of Miami #7, Boston University #8, University of South Florida #9, AND Florida A&M University 10
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Jenna’s Answer

Hey there!

In addition to the list of schools posted by the last responder, I would recommend looking into both Criminology and Criminal Justice programs. There are many theoretical differences between the two as well as differences in application-based studies. Many schools have either Criminology or Criminal Justice, and some have both, but I recommend looking at schools with all of these programs so you have the most information going into deciding which colleges you will apply for.
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Alan’s Answer

Any accredited university. You don't need to go the most expensive. But, make sure it is accredited. Also, it doesn't have to be in criminal justice. Most agencies don't care if it's in criminal justice, so get something you can use outside of law enforcement or as hobby.
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