Oakland City University Criminal Justice Bachelor Degree Ranked No. 7 in the Nation

(OAKLAND CITY) – Oakland City University announces that its Criminal Justice baccalaureate degree programs are ranked 7th in the nation.

Oakland City University has been ranked in GradReport’s top 25 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice based on the median salaries of criminal justice majors one year after college. Ranking Oakland City University as 7th nationally recognizes our innovative and distinctive criminal justice offerings that include an associate degree in criminal justice, bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and criminal justice: investigative forensics, and an online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. 

Dr. Justin D. Murphy, Dean of Arts and Sciences

“It would not have been possible for the criminal justice program to be rated so highly without the dedication and leadership of Dr. Paul Bowdre, who heads the program,” said Dr. Justin D. Murphy, Dean of Arts and Sciences. “In addition, the Forensics Investigation concentration is one of the more unique aspects of OCU’s Criminal Justice Program.” 

Dr. Ron D. Dempsey, president of Oakland City University

“OCU has been known for its Criminal Justice programs, both on campus and online,” said Dr. Ron D. Dempsey, president of Oakland City University. “Criminal Justice is one of our top majors because of its excellent curriculum, affordability, and quality professors. I am proud of this program and am excited to see that it is receiving the recognition that it deserves.”

The 25 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice 2020 list can be found here.

To be considered for GradReport’s Best Colleges program rankings, schools needed to have a reported median salary, an unsuppressed sample size for graduates for the degree program of the ranking list, and include in their degree offerings at least one criminal justice online degree program.

For more information about Oakland City University, visit www.oak.edu.