Best criminal justice graduate schools in West Virginia

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 West Virginia | #32 in Criminal Justice nationally

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia

Economic score: 0.43

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

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Earnings: $59,809

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $16,478

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: $35,848

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

Debt to earnings: 0.60

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 West Virginia | #74 in Criminal Justice nationally

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia

Economic score: 0.67

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

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Earnings: $50,622

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,291

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: $39,545

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

Debt to earnings: 0.78

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 West Virginia | #83 in Criminal Justice nationally

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia

Economic score: 0.71

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

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Earnings: $40,461

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,870

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: $26,953

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

Debt to earnings: 0.67

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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West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia

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