A pair of University of the Cumberlands (UC) online programs were recently recognized by an online college ranking service.
College Values Online has identified UC as having one of the top online Ph.D in criminal justice degree programs. The ranking considered tuition and ROI (return on investment).
The UC program ranked fourth on the list, and has a graduate tuition rate of $4,282.
“The Ph.D. criminal justice online program from the University of the Cumberlands is technically a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies with a concentration in criminal justice. The fully online curriculum for the program requires 27 credit hours of core courses,” according to College Values Online.
Students pursuing the concentration in criminal justice will enroll in additional classes aligned with the specialization, and a dissertation is also required as a culminating element of the program.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has accredited the University of Cumberlands to confer the doctorate in criminal justice online.
College Values Online also identified UC as one of the best affordable online colleges for a psychology degree. The ranking considered graduation rate and cost.
“College Values Online’s mission is to provide assistance in selecting the best college for each individual situation by offering rankings of schools and various degree programs, in addition to information on numerous career options from a value perspective,” the company wrote in a release.
College Values Online aims to provide current and relevant information on the college selection process that will make the decision-making for prospective students just a little bit easier, the company wrote on its website.
“From online college degree program rankings to informational articles and FAQs to college profiles, our researchers, writers, and editors offer practical guidance through careful research and informed by over 20 years of experience in college selection … Through interaction with multiple data sources like College Navigator, US Department of Labor Statistics, US News & World Report, Forbes, and Kiplinger, we save you valuable time now, and money later on down the road,” according to the company’s website.
Located in the heart of Appalachia, UC is an institution of regional distinction that offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study, along with several pre-professional, graduate, and doctoral programs.
With a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, UC is one of the largest and most affordable private universities in Kentucky. Cumberlands is devoted to preparing students for the future through innovative programs as well as hands-on, experiential learning and research.