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APSU's online B.S. in criminal justice ranks No. 4 among nation's 'Best Buys'

Austin Peay State University recently received national honors for offering a high quality, reasonably priced online bachelors degree in criminal justice.

GetEducated.com conducts nationwide surveys of distance-learning bachelors degrees in the area of criminal justice, law, legal studies and homeland security. APSU was ranked the No. 4 Best Buy among 12 regionally accredited colleges and universities.
Austin Peay State University recently received national honors for offering a high quality, reasonably priced online bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

GetEducated.com conducts nationwide surveys of distance-learning bachelor's degrees in the area of criminal justice, law, legal studies and homeland security. APSU was ranked the No. 4 “Best Buy” among 12 regionally accredited colleges and universities.

A “Best Buy” designation indicates that a program has been found to offer a high quality distance degree to a national audience at a reasonable cost below the national average.

APSU's Bachelor of Science in criminal justice/homeland security concentration, at a total cost of $22,680 for state residents, ranked No. 4 in the 2009 survey.

By comparison, the average cost for a distance bachelor's degree in the justice area was more than $30,000, according to the GetEducated.com survey. West Carolina University in North Carolina ranked No. 1 at $9,144 for state residents.

To view the rankings, visit the following Web link:
http://www.geteducated.com/online-college-ratings-and-rankings/best-buy-lists/best-buy-online-bachelor-justice-studies.

For more information about APSU's Bachelor of Science in criminal justice with a concentration in homeland security, contact Dr. Tom O'Connor by telephone at (931) 221-1477 or by e-mail at oconnort@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger