Best criminal justice graduate schools in Michigan

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 Michigan | #14 in Criminal Justice nationally

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan

Economic score: 0.31

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

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Earnings: $51,849

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $11,211

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: $20,500

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

Debt to earnings: 0.40

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 Michigan | #23 in Criminal Justice nationally

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Economic score: 0.36

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

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Earnings: $64,170

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $23,532

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: $36,382

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.

#3 in Michigan | #38 in Criminal Justice nationally

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

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: $54,286

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,648

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: $34,057

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

Debt to earnings: 0.63

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 Michigan-Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan

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