Best criminal justice graduate schools in Florida

Three years after completing their degree, criminal justice master's graduates earn a weighted average salary of $47,894. Our criminal justice rankings cover 113 out of the 197 programs available, accounting for 81.3% of total conferrals. We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data.

For more information on how we determine the best criminal justice programs, please visit our methodology page.  

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#1 in Florida | #42 in Criminal Justice nationally

Florida International University

Miami, Florida

Economic score: 0.47

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $50,410

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,914

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $31,256

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.62

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Florida | #44 in Criminal Justice nationally

University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida

Economic score: 0.48

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $53,996

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $15,500

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $36,533

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.68

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Florida | #66 in Criminal Justice nationally

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Economic score: 0.59

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $42,204

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,708

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $27,467

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.65

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Florida | #69 in Criminal Justice nationally

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Economic score: 0.62

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $48,454

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,958

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $37,671

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.78

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Florida | #76 in Criminal Justice nationally

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Economic score: 0.68

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $48,142

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,646

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.85

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Florida | #96 in Criminal Justice nationally

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida

Economic score: 0.93

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $48,283

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,787

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $56,375

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.17

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Florida | #98 in Criminal Justice nationally

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

Economic score: 0.94

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $42,856

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,360

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $44,885

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.05

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#8 in Florida | #102 in Criminal Justice nationally

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Economic score: 1.02

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $45,821

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,325

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $55,601

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.21

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#9 in Florida | #105 in Criminal Justice nationally

St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens, Florida

Economic score: 1.09

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $36,030

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,466

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $36,906

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.02

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Boca Raton, Florida

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Pensacola, Florida

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Webber International University

Babson Park, Florida

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