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UHD Criminal Justice Programs Make the Grade


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The rankings are in for UHD’s Criminal Justice programs! Recently, GradReports named the University in the top 25 schools that offer an online Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and one of the Best Criminal Justice Master’s Programs across the U.S.

For 2020, UHD is ranked No. 4 for online master’s degree in criminal justice at colleges and universities across the U.S. by median salary one year after graduation. Students who graduated with an online master’s degree in criminal justice, among the 25 ranked schools, had a median starting salary between $47,700 and $76,200.GradReports also ranked UHD No. 6 for one of the best among 25 criminal justice master’s programs based on median salary one year out of college. The schools ranked below boast median starting salaries ranging from $49,400 to $97,900 for students who graduated with a master's degree in criminal justice.

These rankings are the first to be based on median early-career salary data of over 5 million graduates from the U.S. Department of Education's resource, College Scorecard. According to its site, Grad Reports covered over 70 majors at the bachelor's and master's levels, as well as the 20 most popular online degree programs to help prospective students answer the question, “What can I expect to make if I graduate from a particular school with a particular major?”

GradReports is a product of Optimal, formerly known as SR Education Group until January 2020.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.