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Armstrong Ranks #41 on U.S. News & World Report for 2017 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs

(January 10, 2016) – In a report published today, U.S.News & World Report ranks Armstrong State University #41 on the 2017 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs list. Armstrong is the only institution in Georgia to be included in the national rankings.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as a national leader in online criminal justice education,” said Armstrong’s Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science Department Head Daniel Skidmore-Hess. “This success is the result of the dedication and commitment of our criminal justice faculty.”

Armstrong’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice prepares students for careers in criminal justice agency administration, planning, policy development and analysis and management. The university also offers an online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Crime, which gives an interdisciplinary approach to computer forensics and internet-related investigations.

For the 2017 edition of the Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs rankings, U.S. News ranked schools using five categories, including student engagement, faculty credentials, student services and technology, admissions selectivity and peer reputation.

“U.S. News believes that the Best Online Programs rankings and data are the most comprehensive available to prospective students,” the report stated. “Our publication offers prospective students an analytically rigorous assessment based on data specific to schools' distance education degree programs.”

Following the publication of the Best Online Programs, highlights of the rankings will later be included in the “Best Graduate Schools 2018” and “Best Colleges 2018” guidebooks.

About Armstrong State University

Armstrong State University, part of the University System of Georgia, was founded in 1935. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate academic programs in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Technology, the College of Education and the College of Health Professions. Armstrong serves approximately 7,100 students at its main campus in Savannah and a regional center in Hinesville. Its diverse student population comes from 43 states, the District of Columbia and 67 countries.   

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. 30 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Henry Laxson

“Armstrong helped me discover what I truly wanted to do with my life.”

Henry Laxson
Class of 2016
Criminal Justice