About the College

National and International Recognition

The criminology students at Florida State University learn from the best criminologists in the country.

The College leads national and international rankings for academic excellence and reputation, value, faculty productivity, and veteran friendliness.

Academic Excellence & Reputation

  • No. 1 among the world’s leading universities in 227 subject categories, based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals, Center for World University Rankings, 2017.
  • No. 1 program, based on academic strength, Top Online Colleges for Law Enforcement, 2017.
  • No. 1 online master’s program, based on academic quality, student success, and affordability, Online Masters, 2018. 
  • No. 5 online graduate program, based on academic reputation, U.S. News and World Report, 2018.
  • No. 5 graduate program, based on academic reputation, U.S. News and World Report, 2018.
  • No. 3 online Bachelor’s program, based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities, BestColleges.com, 2018.
  • No. 3 online Master’s program, based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities, BestColleges.com, 2018.
  • The online Bachelor’s and Master’s programs are ranked in the top ten by SuperScholar.org. 

Value

  • No. 1 Best Value Online Colleges for Criminology Degrees, OnlineU, 2016.
  • Ranked as one of the most affordable online master’s programs in the country, Best Master’s Degrees, 2017.

Faculty Productivity

  • No. 1 among all criminology and criminal justice program facilities for faculty research, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 2016.

 Programs for Veterans

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the College’s online graduate program No. 4 nationally for educating veterans – “Best Online Programs for Veterans” rankings, 2018.