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WTAMU Criminal Justice Program Picks Up Accolades

"The criminal justice program at West Texas A&MM University has been recognized by College Choice with top rankings in two categories—No. 2 for Most Affordable Online Degree and No. 5 for Best Online Degree. WTAMU is the only Texas school named to both lists.

Criminal justice is a growing field with corrections and law officials in high demand. College Choice has compiled a list of the 10 Most Affordable Online Corrections Degrees and Best Online Corrections Degrees from across the country to give prospective students the information needed to make the right choice when selecting an online program.

The best affordable programs in the country were selected by reputation, student satisfaction, program quality and the return on investment. These factors narrowed the list to the Top 10 and represents the best criminal justice education a student can receive at a good return on investment while meeting budget needs.

College Choice ranked the Top 10 Best Online Bachelor’s Corrections schools based on national reputation, tuition costs, early career incomes and first-year retention rates. The list represents programs that blend the academic rigor and exceptional faculty experience of a traditional program with the convenience of online learning.

These rankings contribute to a growing list of accolades WTAMU has received the past year, including U.S. News & World Reportnaming the University among the nation’s Top Public Schools, making the list of Best Regional Universities in the West and ninth overall on the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs ranking."

-West Texas A&M University

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