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Online Criminal Justice Program Achieves National Ranking

UCF’s online criminal justice program is among the best in the country, ranked No. 13 in the nation by Create a Career, a leader in providing career information.

Create a Career made an in-depth analysis of online criminal justice college programs around the nation before arriving at its current ranking. It evaluated factors including the criminal justice rankings provided by the Journal of Criminal Justice Education and U.S. News & World Report, the ratio of tenured to adjunct faculty, and the overall quality of the college. It also assessed the education backgrounds and accomplishments of the faculty members, including articles published in notable criminal justice publications, editor positions at notable criminal justice related publications and awards received.

“Our faculty regularly contribute to local and national research. [They] are engaged in a range of locally funded research in juvenile justice, a variety of policing issues and behavioral health in criminal justice settings,” said Roberto Hugh Potter, interim chair and research director for the Department of Criminal Justice. 

According to the Create a Career website, the UCF criminal justice program faculty has had its research articles published in journals such as Criminal Justice and Behavior; Criminal Law; Philosophy and Public Health Practice; Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice; International Journal of Criminology and Sociology; and Criminal Justice Policy Review.

UCF’s criminal justice online program continues to be acknowledged by many, including, which ranked it No. 3. It remains competitive and attracts students from all around the world.

For more information about the program, visit the Department of Criminal Justice website at

Posted on 6/24/2014 8:29:10 AM in Around Campus.


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