Best criminal justice graduate schools in Missouri

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 Missouri | #37 in Criminal Justice nationally

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri

Economic score: 0.46

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

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Earnings: $47,872

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,091

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: $27,753

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

Debt to earnings: 0.58

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 Missouri | #99 in Criminal Justice nationally

Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri

Economic score: 0.97

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

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Earnings: $44,776

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $6,995

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: $51,582

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

Debt to earnings: 1.15

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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Joplin, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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