January 26, 2022

Criminal Justice Class

1/26 Historic College Ranked 37 in Best Online Masters in Criminal Justice, also ranked in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and Best Online Masters in Education Categories

COLUMBIA, S.C., January 26, 2022 – Annually, the U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs rankings are released in order to aid future college students in selecting the school for them. To determine the 2022 rankings, the report evaluated over 1,800 different institutions of higher education to assess each university’s overall quality of education. For the 2022 academic year, Columbia College was ranked 37 in Best Online Masters in Criminal Justice. The institution was also included in the ‘Best Online Bachelor’s Programs’ and ‘Best Online Masters in Education’ rankings.

The Masters in Criminal Justice program at Columbia College has sent graduates of the program on to work in agencies like SLED (SC Law Enforcement Division), SC Highway Control, Connecticut State Police, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Masters in Criminal Justice Program Chair Wayne Davis views this recognition as an opportunity to expand and grow the program content, sharing, “We are striving for continual improvement. Our program in the near future will include both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In addition, students will apply logic and math to assess various laws and behaviors, all while recognizing the importance of diversity, ethics, and relationships.”

Columbia College President, Dr. Tom Bogart said, “It is truly an honor to be recognized each year among the top online programs in the nation. Our faculty and staff work tirelessly to deliver a top-tier experience for our students, and it is truly humbling to see that hard work recognized. As an institution, we will continue to strive for excellence moving forward to prepare our students for what comes after graduation.”

Columbia College is very proud of each of these rankings, and will continue to pursue excellence for our students, faculty, and surrounding community.

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