Best criminal justice graduate schools in Minnesota

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 Minnesota | #4 in Criminal Justice nationally

University of St Thomas

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.20

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

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Earnings: $83,464

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $37,357

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: $29,998

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

Debt to earnings: 0.36

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 Minnesota | #11 in Criminal Justice nationally

Concordia University-Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.26

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

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Earnings: $69,695

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $23,588

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: $27,756

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.

#3 in Minnesota | #19 in Criminal Justice nationally

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.32

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

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Earnings: $63,637

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $17,530

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: $28,481

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

Debt to earnings: 0.45

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 Minnesota | #94 in Criminal Justice nationally

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Economic score: 0.90

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

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Earnings: $41,918

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $4,189

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: $34,167

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

Debt to earnings: 0.82

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 Minnesota | #109 in Criminal Justice nationally

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Economic score: 1.31

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

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Earnings: $39,586

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $6,521

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: $44,373

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

Debt to earnings: 1.12

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.