Minnesota Criminal Justice Schools

  • 39 schools offering criminal justice degrees in Minnesota are in our database. (see below)
  • 18 offer associate’s degrees or certificates, 14 of them offer bachelor’s degrees and above, 4 offer a mix of bachelor’s and master’s and 3 offer PHD’s
  • We found no schools in Minnesota ranked in US News and World Reports that have a criminal justice program
  • According to Kiplinger’s, Minnesota has 2 universities ranked in the top 100 for “Values in Public Colleges”; #20 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN; and #34 University of Minnesota, Morris, Morris, MN
  • 10 campus-based and online schools in Minnesota are available for requesting information.

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An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.

Programs:

  • MS - Criminal Justice
  • PhD - Criminal Justice
  • BS - Criminal Justice
  • And more...

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Profiles of Well Known Schools in Minnesota

University of Minnesota: The Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota offers and undergraduate specializations in Law, Criminology and Deviance with a BA or BS in Sociology. The department has four research centers where students and faculty engage in collaborative projects, the Life Course Center, Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, Minnesota Population Center, and the Teaching Resources Center. There are also numerous department led projects including the Youth Development Study (YDS), an ongoing effort to examine the components of the adolescence to adulthood transition. There are approximately 30 full time faculty and those who teach the Law, Criminology, and Deviance courses specialize in juvenile justice, family, labor and unionization, and environmental justice.

University of Minnesota, Crookston: The Criminal Justice Department at University of Minnesota, Crookston offers three Bachelor of Science degrees in criminal justice fields that can be pursued as single or double majors. The Criminal Justice BS prepares students with the skills and understanding of law enforcement needed to begin a career in this field, with a concentration in either law enforcement or corrections. This program is certified by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST), which qualifies graduates to apply for licensure as Minnesota police officers. The university also offers a BS in Law Enforcement Aviation, a unique program that trains students to become law enforcement pilots for local, state, and federal agencies that is also POST certified. An internship program for future law enforcement pilots is available. Those interested in criminal justice with a focus on natural resources may be interested in the school’s BS in Natural Resources Law Enforcement, a POST certified program that equips students to enter careers as law enforcement officers protecting the country’s natural resources in accordance with the law.

Minnesota State University: Minnesota State University has the Department of Sociology and Corrections, which offers the only Bachelor of Science in Corrections in the state in addition to a masters and certificate program. The department has the JOLT (Joint Opportunity to Learn a Thrive), a course dedicated to students who wish to work in juvenile probation. Corrections majors are required to complete 450 internship hours to graduate and can do so within state agencies, correctional institutions and victim services. The 19 full time faculty are experts in corrections and related focuses such as juvenile delinquency, correctional law and social organization. The Master of Science in Sociology: Corrections has been designed for individuals that want to pursue leadership and management positions in state, federal or private institutions.

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Minnesota Criminal Justice Salary and Jobs

Occupation Number Employed Average Annual Salary
Correctional Officers and Jailers 4,790 $45,120
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 2,100 $79,750
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,160 $72,360
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 8,140 $58,060

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2012.

Police Quote: “To be successful in this career you need to conduct a self-assessment on a daily bases. You must constantly prepare yourself for tough decisions by playing different scenarios in your head and asking your-self the ‘What if’ questions. What would you do or how would you act if you were placed in that situation. Of course you can never pre-plan for everything you may encounter in your career, but if you do this, you will be far better prepared when faced with ethical dilemmas.” -Chief Fred W. Hayes

Minnesota Criminal Justice Degrees

Minnesota is an ideal choice for those interested in criminal justice education and careers. The University of Minnesota administers a full range of degree programs for those who like to live and dream big. Schools like Hamline University and Macalester College offer excellent criminal justice programs in more intimate settings. Multiple campus branches of career-focused Rasmussen University are conveniently situated across the state, with the option to achieve an online degree, including an associate’s degree in one of the hottest new specialties, Homeland Security. Those interested in taking advantage of the flexibility of online programs might take a look at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs in criminal justice available at Kaplan and Phoenix.

Salaries for many criminal justice jobs are competitive and offer great benefits. The average annual salary for police officers in Minnesota is $55,200 1 while police first line supervisors earn an average of $77,440.1 Many criminal justice jobs have a positive outlook as the population grows and security continues to be critical for businesses and governments. Many good job opportunities can be found in the paralegal field, homeland security, and cybersecurity.

With job opportunities in both the private and public sector, a criminal justice education is excellent preparation for an exciting career. Federal budget allocations for Homeland Security have created a wealth of career prospects for those with the specialized training to perform them. Not all positions require a four year degree; ATF agents are one example. CSI jobs generally are awarded to police officers who attend the kind of special instruction offered in criminal justice programs, or alternatively to those who obtain a degree in that specialty.

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Minnesota’s Criminal Justice Employment Outlook 2, 3, 4, 5

At the start of 2012, Minnesota’s unemployment stands at 5.7%, healthily below the US average, and employment is projected by the USA Today / Moody’s Analytics analysis back toward pre-Downturn peak employment levels by late 2013. Government related employment, which is a good proxy for Minnesota criminal justice jobs, has short-term below average prospects with prior peak employment levels projected to return by early 2015, but growth returning in 2013. According to the site Positively Minnesota and the Occupational Supply & Demand System, Minnesota shows strong prospects of growth for the following jobs: Police and Sheriff Patrol (250 annual openings / 88% of individuals in these positions report having some college or a bachelor’s degree), Correctional Officers (140 annual openings / 60% of individuals in these positions report having some college or a bachelor’s degree), Detectives / Investigators / Forensic Techs (40 annual openings), Security Guards (445 annual openings) and Paralegals (110 annual openings / 88% of individuals in these positions report having some college or a bachelor’s degree). According to the Sunshine Review, the Minnesota state budget is in improving in 2012 but still in deficit with an array of challenges that likely coincides with projected employment drops in their public sector into early 2013. Starting to pursue a degree now toward a Minnesota Criminal Justice Career will mean most of the rough patches should be past. We suggest requesting free information from several Minnesota criminal schools to better evaluate your education options.

Online and Minnesota Criminal Justice Schools

If you live in Minnesota, we recommend the following accredited campus-based and online criminal justice programs for students interested in pursuing associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the growing field of criminal justice.

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Capella University
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • MS - Criminal Justice
  • PhD - Criminal Justice
  • BS - Criminal Justice

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University of Phoenix
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • A.A. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration - Human Services
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration - Management

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Liberty University
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • AA in Criminal Justice
  • Masters in Criminal Justice: Command College

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Walden University
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • PhD in Criminal Justice - Public Management and Leadership-Advanced
  • PhD in Criminal Justice - Online Teaching in Higher Education-Advanced
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice - Crime and Criminals

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National American University
Campuses: 1Sioux Falls
Popular Degrees:

  • Criminal Justice A.A.S.
  • Criminal Justice B.S.
  • Business Administration Emphasis in Pre-Law B.S.

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Rasmussen College
Campuses: 1Saint Cloud
Popular Degrees:

  • Criminal Justice Associate’s
  • Criminal Justice Bachelor
  • Law Enforcement Academics Certificate

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California University of Pennsylvania
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • Master of Science in Legal Studies: Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Legal Studies: Law and Public Policy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence: Legal Studies

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Colorado Technical University Online
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice: Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Cybercrime and Security

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Keiser University Graduate School
Campuses: 1Online
Popular Degrees:

  • Criminal Justice, MA (Online)

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Kaplan University - KHE
Campuses: 1Lewiston
Popular Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science: Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science: Criminal Justice


Tip: If you don’t live near a campus-based school that offers a program of interest, consider an online degree or a university in an adjacent state (Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota).

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Student Review: “I attend the University of Phoenix online. It has been a great experience so far. Everyone has been so helpful with helping me to understand how the whole college process works. My enrollment and academic advisers’ always call to make sure I am understanding everything in my classes. My facilitators have been very nice. I believe they genuinely want me to succeed, which they should. In the traditional school setting, the teachers sometimes gave off the vibe that they did not care if I succeeded or not. That is why I am thankful that I made the decision to go back to school at the University of Phoenix. I do not have any negative things to say about the school. They have done a very good job making sure that I feel welcome.” -Vanessa P., student at University of Phoenix
Student Review: “Herzing University Online has been a fairly good experience for me. Herzing University is a nationwide school, with campuses in Ohio, Georgia, Alabama, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Louisiana, Nebraska, and Florida, as well as online. It has been widely known for it’s electronics and technology degrees, but has recently entered into the disciplines of healthcare, business, design, and public safety. I am currently studying software development. I love having the ability to do my work at my own pace, at a time of my choosing. I also like participating in online discussions with my classmates. Many of the courses I have taken have been quite rigorous, requiring many hours of reading, projects, homework, and research. If I could change anything about this college it would be adding an online mobile applications development course. I also would have more options for programming languages and give students the opportunity for independent study in a programming language of their choosing.” -Sarah S., student at Herzing University

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Directory of Minnesota Universities Offering Criminal Justice Degrees

Academy College (Minneapolis, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Applied Science | Security Administration

Alexandria Technical College (Alexandria, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Arts | Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Arts | Law Enforcement

Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

Brown College (Mendota Heights, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice

Capella University (Minneapolis, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor Degree | Homeland Security (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Emergency Management (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Homeland Security (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Security Management (online program)
Certificate | Criminal Justice (online program)
Doctor of Philosophy | Public Safety: Criminal Justice (online program)
Doctor of Philosophy | Public Safety: Emergency Management (online program)
Doctor of Philosophy | Public Safety: Public Safety Leadership (online program)
Master of Science | Public Safety: Criminal Justice (online program)
Master of Science | Public Safety: Emergency Management (online program)
Master of Science | Public Safety: Public Safety Leadership (online program)
Masters Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)
PhD | Criminal Justice (online program)

Central Lakes College-Brainerd (Brainerd, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science | Natural Resources Law Enforcement
Associate of Science | Criminalistics
Certificate | Criminal Justice

Student Review: “The criminal justice program at Central Lakes College in central Minnesota was a great program. Many of the teachers had life long careers in the field so they were experienced and could provide so much more information beyond coursework. They encouraged students to get involved volunteering at local activities to gain experience and to join groups that got us involved in the community. This gave us the opportunities to make connections to assist us in starting a career when graduated. The program had diverse concentrations allowing you to follow multiple career paths whether it was to become a police officer, corrections, crime scene photographer, forensics, and more. Overall it was a great program that I would highly recommend to anyone looking into criminal justice programs.” -Student at Central Lakes College

Century College (White Bear Lake, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Applied Science | Computer Forensics
Associate of Applied Science | Public Safety
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Science | Law Enforcement

Concordia University St. Paul (Saint Paul, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Master of Arts | Criminal Justice

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (Cloquet, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Applied Science | E-Crime
Associate of Science | Corrections
Associate of Science | Law Enforcement
Certificate | Computer Forensics

Globe University (Minneapolis, MN; Woodbury, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice

Student Review: “While the professors at the school are very knowledgeable in their fields and the classes are small, there is a definite cause for improvement. Granted, the education I received seems equal or better to that of the local community college or state university but I had issues. The Blackboard online software is somewhat glitchy and some of the tools available are not always functioning completely up to par. Also, my biggest issue with this school is that the credits do not transfer. Not one. Not to any accredited school in the state. Not only that but my current bachelor’s degree is not recognized by any of the other accredited schools in the state. Globe University is not accredited by the state college accrediting system, they are accredited by an independent accrediting body, so the credits are only good at other schools of the same accreditation. At over $500 per credit, that is a steep penalty choosing Globe.” -Jacquelyn L., student at Globe University

Hamline University (Saint Paul, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Certificate | Forensics
Certificate | Peace Officer

Hibbing Community College (Hibbing, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement
Certificate | Law Enforcement

Inver Hills Community College (Inver Grove Heights, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Science | Law Enforcement

Leech Lake Tribal College (Cass Lake, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement

Metropolitan State University (Saint Paul, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Applied Science | Computer Forensics
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Human Services | Human Services (Corrections concentration)
Bachelor of Science | Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Science | Law Enforcement (Major Completion for Licensed Peace Officers)
Certificate | Law Enforcement License

Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Applied Science | Computer Forensics
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science | Homeland Security (online program)
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement

Student Review: “Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a great value for the money, especially compared with any local state universities. They have several good programs for matriculation into 4 year degrees, as well as many different 2 year associates and technical programs. I found the teachers to be relatively accessible, and there were many online courses available which added to the convenience. Many of the summer courses are ideal for students to take who may be home visiting to expedite the acquisition of cheaper and quicker credits. Overall, some of the educators may be a bit hard to communicate with, particularly with the online coursework, but I’ve found that they are generally pretty accessible and pleasant to deal with. I would definitely recommend the school for people who are unsure what degree they may wish to pursue, are returning to school after a long hiatus, or need more flexibility in the timing of classes or the pursuit of their degree, particularly with the online coursework.” -Patrick H., student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Minnesota School of Business (Blaine, MN; Brooklyn Center, MN; Elk River, MN; Moorhead, MN; Shakopee, MN; Waite Park, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate in Applied Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Associate in Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice
Associate in Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice (online program)
Associate of Applied Science | Corrections (online program)
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement (online program)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor in Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)

Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Fergus Falls, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Certificate | Correctional Officer
Certificate | Fire Service Preparation

Minnesota State University-Mankato (Mankato, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Arts | Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Science | Corrections
Bachelor of Science | Law Enforcement

Student Review “Minnesota State University Mankato is a wonderful location for any sort of degree. The surrounding area is very welcoming for students. A plethora of jobs, off-campus housing, and city life are very close to campus. Living on campus is fantastic, with fast internet connection and stupendous meal halls. The teachers and academic advisers are very helpful towards whatever problems students might have and the campus hub is very welcoming and able to help with whatever problems students might have. MSU Mankato is a very well rounded school.” -Skyler J., student at Minnesota State University-Mankato

Minnesota State University-Moorhead (Moorhead, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice

Minnesota West Community and Technical College (Granite Falls, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Arts | Corrections
Associate of Science | Law Enforcement

National American University (Bloomington, MN; Brooklyn Center, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Applied Science | Paralegal Studies
Bachelor of Science | Paralegal Studies

Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Science | Law Enforcement

North Central University (Minneapolis, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Certificate | Criminal Justice (online program)
Certificate | Homeland Security (online program)
Masters Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)
Masters Degree | Homeland Security (online program)
PhD | Criminal Justice (online program)
PhD | Homeland Security (online program)

North Hennepin Community College (Brooklyn Park, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Science | Law Enforcement

Northland Community and Technical College (Thief River Falls, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Diploma | Law Enforcement Career Transition (online program)

Rasmussen College (Bloomington, MN; Brooklyn Park, MN; Eagan, MN; Lake Elmo, MN; Mankato, MN; St. Cloud, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate Degree | Corrections (online program)
Associate Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)
Associate Degree | Forensics (online program)
Associate Degree | Homeland Security (online program)
Associate in Criminal Justice | Corrections (online program)
Associate in Criminal Justice | Crime Scene Evidence (online program)
Associate in Criminal Justice | Homeland Security (online program)
Associate in Criminal Justice | Law Enforcement (online program)
Associate in Law Enforcement | Law Enforcement
Associate in Office Management | Legal/Criminal Justice (online program)
Associate of Science | Corrections (online program)
Associate of Science | Crime Scene Evidence (online program)
Associate of Science | Crime Scene Investigation (online program)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Associate of Science | Homeland Security
Associate of Science | Homeland Security (online program)
Associate of Science | Law Enforcement
Associate of Science | Law Enforcement (online program)
Bachelor Degree | Corrections (online program)
Bachelor Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor Degree | Homeland Security (online program)
Bachelor in Criminal Justice | Client Services and Corrections (online program)
Bachelor in Criminal Justice | Criminal Offenders (online program)
Bachelor in Criminal Justice | Homeland Security (online program)
Bachelor in Criminal Justice | Investigation and Law Enforcement (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Client Services/Corrections (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Corrections (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Offenders (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Homeland Security (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Investigation/Law Enforcement (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Investigations in Law Enforcement (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Investigations/Law Enforcement (online program)
Certificate | Official Peace Officer (online program)
Certificate | Peace Officer Education (online program)

Student Review “I found that most of the teachers that I had were helpful and genuinely seemed like they wanted us to succeed. Most of the classes were relative to my degree, but I also felt like they could definitely improve some of their courses. The school was a little more expensive than the community schools, which I disliked. I really wished they would have had a skills type program to really teach us the fundamentals about being in law enforcement. Overall, I found Rasmussen to be just okay.” – student at Rasmussen College, Mankato

Ridgewater College (Willmar, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement (online program)
Associate of Arts | Corrections
Associate of Arts | Law Enforcement

Riverland Community College (Austin, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Science | Corrections (online program)
Associate of Science | Law Enforcement

Rochester Community & Technical College (Rochester, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Science | Law Enforcement

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (Winona, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice | Corrections
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice | Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Science | Police Science
Master of Arts | Public Safety Administration
Undergraduate Certificate | Security Management

Southwest Minnesota State University (Marshall, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Arts | Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Science | Law Enforcement

St. Catherine University (Saint Paul, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Arts | Global Search for Justice

St. Cloud State University (Saint Cloud, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Insurance and Risk Management
Master of Science | Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Public Safety

Student Review “St. Cloud State was an amazing experience. I feel that the professors will helpful and if I needed help I felt that they were there and I could approach them. I loved that the school was big but yet I got the individual treatment. My class sizes were small and very well taught. Everything that I did was for a reason and was used wisely. Other positives include campus activities, good price, great food, and an overall great atmosphere. I am very happy with my school choice and would recommend it to anyone.” -Daniel K., student at St. Cloud State University

University of Minnesota-Crookston (Crookston, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science | Corrections
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Law Enforcement

University of Phoenix (Saint Louis Park, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice Administration (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Organizational Security and Management (online program)
Master of Science | Administration of Justice and Security (online program)
Masters Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)

University of St. Thomas-Minnesota (Saint Paul, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice

Student Review: “St. Thomas is the largest private school in Minnesota, at 6,000 students. Coming from a large high school it seemed a bit bigger, but not overwhelmingly large the way the U of M or similar schools sometimes are. Nearly all the professors are friendly and helpful, and all of them knew my name and had specific things to say to help me if I went in for office hours. The overall atmosphere of the school is also fun, and I’ve made a lot of friends there. However, for students who don’t get involved and look down upon partying and drinking, weekends might be kind of dull, and it may be harder for them to meet new people, since a large amount of student interaction involves joining clubs or sports teams and often going to parties hosted by those groups. Since the addition of the new student center, the food has improved substantially, and there are a lot more options than there used to be, which is especially nice for those who live on campus.” -Max H., student at University of St. Thomas-Minnesota

Vermilion Community College (Ely, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Associate of Applied Science | Parks and Recreation
Associate of Applied Science | Wildland/Wildlife Law Enforcement
Associate of Science | Law Enforcement
Associate of Science | Wilderness Management
Certificate | Seasonal Park Law Enforcement Ranger Training

Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
Criminal Justice Degrees Offered:
Bachelor Degree | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor Degree | Homeland Security (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
MPA | Terrorism/Mediation (online program)
Masters Degree | Forensics (online program)
PhD | Criminal Justice (online program)
PhD | Homeland Security (online program)

References:
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_MN.htm
(2) Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/lau/ see state on page for current unemployment rate
(3) USA TODAY/Moody’s Analytics/BLS: http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-02-06-new-jobs-growth-graphic_N.htm
(4) Occupational Supply & Demand System / OCDS Georgia State University for the U.S. Department of Labor: http://www.occsupplydemand.org/OSD_SelectOcc.aspx?chk=2&ST=ZZ
(5) The Sunshine Review: http://sunshinereview.org/core/home (select state budget button)

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