NCCU Criminal Justice Online Program Ranked Among the Best

Criminal Justice Online Program: Statue of NCCU founder James E. Shepard. James E. Shepard was also a pharmacist, civil servant and educator.The Criminal Justice Online Program at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is listed as 13th out of 30 by, which ranked the programs based on quality and value.

To determine the rankings, the organization examined graduation data and tuition rates using information gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database.

Criminal Justice Online Program at NCCU

The accredited Criminal Justice Online Program at NCCU was designed to provide students with an understanding of the criminal justice system, its agencies, personnel, and historical foundation. The department educates traditional college students, as well as prepares mid-career individuals for advancement in the criminal justice field. The Department of Criminal Justice is the only program in the state certified by both the North Carolina Education and Training Standards Commission and the largest association of criminal justice colleges and universities, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

“This ranking demonstrates our commitment to provide not only a quality education in the classroom but also for our online community,” said Dr. Robert Brown, chair of the NCCU Department of Criminal Justice. “It’s great to see the program recognized as one of the best-value programs of its kind.”

The Department of Criminal Justice offers four professionally oriented concentrations: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Homeland Security, and Juvenile Justice. The multiple options allow students the flexibility to combine courses from varied specializations or branch out to other subjects.

NCCU also offers site-based online courses at Wake Technical Community College and Vance-Granville Community College leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. The partnering colleges offer classroom space and technology support and NCCU provides a two-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree for students holding an associate degree in Criminal Justice.

College Values Online is geared toward helping students select the best college for their individual situations by offering rankings of schools and degree programs.

The Department of Criminal Justice is the largest program of study at NCCU with more than 600 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Alumni of the department work in a number of careers including law enforcement, homeland security, juvenile justice and corrections.

About North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University prepares students to succeed in the global marketplace. Flagship programs include the sciences, technology, nursing, education, law, business and the arts. Founded in 1910 as a liberal arts college for African-Americans, NCCU remains committed to diversity in higher education. Our alumni excel in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Visit

Source: North Carolina Central University

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