Select Page has ranked Eastern Kentucky University seventh among online bachelor’s degree programs.

The site calls its list of respected criminal justice degree programs “the most rigorous of its kind.” Schools must be fully accredited and are evaluated on IPEDS data, academic standards, faculty expertise and the quality of their online learning platforms. Findings note EKU’s recognition as one of the nation’s best online programs by U.S. News & World Report, as well as its fully-online format and eight-week accelerated structure. 

“This award is really a testament to our faculty and staff, said Dr. Victor E. Kappeler, associate dean and Foundation professor for the College’s School of Justice Studies. “They are committed to each student’s success, and I’m proud that shows.”

The EKU College of Justice and Safety has offered online degree programs since 2006. Bachelor’s degree options in criminal justice include Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies, Police Studies and Homeland Security.

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Consistently recognized for having some of the nation’s best online degree programs, EKU strives to make quality education accessible to everyone. EKU is an accredited, brick-and-mortar institution celebrating more than 100 years of student success. EKU Online offers more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degree options in a variety of fields, representing Arts & Sciences, Education, Justice & Safety and Health Sciences.