Value Colleges has published its list of the "Top 50 Best Value Criminal Justice Bachelor’s Programs," and has ranked Iowa State University’s program at No. 9.
Only regionally accredited university and college criminal justice programs were eligible, based on data reported by the College Scorecard. Programs were then ranked by a formula using three metrics: Payscale’s 2016 college salary report; U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Criminal Justice rankings; and tuition rate as reported by each individual college.
Here’s what ValueColleges.com had to say about Iowa State:
"…Iowa State University, in Ames, IA, is a land-grant institution best known for its engineering and agriculture programs. As the very first land-grant university, ISU has been fulfilling the land-grant mission of providing practical education to the people of Iowa for over a century and a half, and for their work has been recognized as one of the 100 best universities in the nation. That excellence, and commitment to accessibility, extends to the Department of Sociology, which offers an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice that mixes sociology, political science, anthropology, and other fields for a well-rounded and useful overview of crime and justice. Plus, Iowa State’s low $6600 annual tuition keeps their degrees accessible in price, as well, making Iowa State a top 10 value for criminal justice."
Read more about Iowa State, and see who else made the list, here.