Best criminal justice graduate schools in Kentucky

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.

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#1 in Kentucky | #33 in Criminal Justice nationally

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

Economic score: 0.44

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

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Earnings: $48,250

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,914

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: $27,674

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

Debt to earnings: 0.57

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 Kentucky | #101 in Criminal Justice nationally

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

Economic score: 0.99

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

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Earnings: $38,267

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $931

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: $38,745

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

Debt to earnings: 1.01

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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University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky

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