UA Little Rock criminal justice program earns top marks

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The online criminal justice program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been ranked as one of the best and most affordable in the nation at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

SR Education Group ranked the master’s degree program second in the nation in terms of affordability and academic prowess on the list of 2018 Best Online Colleges for a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Additionally, the master’s program was ranked third on the list of the 2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master’s in Criminal Justice.

At the undergraduate level, the criminal justice program earned ninth place on a list of the top 25 2018 Best Online Colleges offering Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Degrees, as well as 14th on the list of 2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Criminal Justice Degrees.

“The faculty in the Department of Criminal Justice have always been dedicated to providing quality education while maintaining high standards,” said Dr. Tusty ten Bensel, graduate coordinator of the Criminal Justice Department. “Our online programs are ideal for students who are working full-time and raising families but want to continue in higher education and develop skills that will help them reach their career aspirations. We will continue to provide rigorous online education and be one of the premier online undergraduate and graduate programs in the country.”

A total of 610 unique online colleges were ranked on the 2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges and 2018 Best Online Colleges ranking reports. The methodology employed for this launch includes degree-specific tuition rates that are manually researched by SR Education Group, as well as data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

SR Education Group has been researching and publishing content about online colleges since 2004 and has been publishing online college rankings since 2009. The organization will be continuing its research of online colleges throughout this year, with a focus on online colleges that offer the best value to niche audiences.

Prior niche rankings reports include best value and most affordable online colleges for women in STEM, Christian students, and students with disabilities. The upcoming rankings will maintain an emphasis on value by providing lists of schools offering online programs that are high quality, affordable, and based in value rather than prestige alone.

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