Best criminal justice graduate schools in Louisiana

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 Louisiana | #90 in Criminal Justice nationally

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.83

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

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Earnings: $38,353

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,481

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: $35,132

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

Debt to earnings: 0.92

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 Louisiana | #95 in Criminal Justice nationally

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Economic score: 0.92

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

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Earnings: $39,415

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,543

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: 1.04

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 Louisiana | #104 in Criminal Justice nationally

Southern University at New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Economic score: 1.08

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

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Earnings: $39,522

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,650

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: $48,356

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

Debt to earnings: 1.22

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 Louisiana | #111 in Criminal Justice nationally

Grambling State University

Grambling, Louisiana

Economic score: 1.56

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

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Earnings: $37,063

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $2,191

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: $61,500

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

Debt to earnings: 1.66

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 Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, Louisiana

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