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Criminal Justice Online Program Ranked No. 1 for 2018

on Thursday, 23 August 2018.

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NORCROSS, GA. - The Ashworth College Associate Degree in Criminal Justice online program was recently ranked No. 1 on a list of the best U.S.-based online criminal justice associate degree programs for 2018 according to, a web-based guide for two-year online degrees.

To determine the rankings, criminal justice online programs were evaluated based on the ability of students to complete them in two years or less, accreditation, raw affordability, recognition in major publications like U.S. News and World Report, and features like transferability of credits and access to internship/externship opportunities. Data was gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics, an arm of the U.S. Department of Education and other sources.

“This recognition honors the work every member of the faculty and staff does each day to stay true to our mission to help our students gain real career skills affordably,” said Amanda Sanchoo, lead instructor of Criminal Justice programs at Ashworth College. “As the needs of our learners evolve, we will continue to diversify to ensure that they have the support and learning to help them achieve their educational goals without any barriers.”

More than 2,300 have graduated with a degree certificate, associate, bachelor’s, or master’s in Criminal Justice since 2001 when Ashworth College launched its first programs in the study area.

“At every level of this study area–associate degrees and beyond–our Criminal Justice programs have become go-to programs for continuing education of law enforcement officers, juvenile law specialists, and penal system workers all over the country,” said Dr. Christine Jax, chief academic officer. “It speaks to the academic quality that word-of-mouth has encouraged so many to enroll at Ashworth College so they can meet the degree requirements to grow their careers.”

To read the Top 10 Associate’s in Criminal Justice Online 2018 list in its entirety, please visit

To learn more about the Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice online program curriculum and tuition, and related programs, visit

About Ashworth College

Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies, and trades. Since its founding 30 years ago, more than 300,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, and bachelor’s degrees. In a 2017 survey done for DEAC, 95 percent of students and graduates of the school’s 20 most popular programs said they were satisfied with their studies and would recommend Ashworth College to a friend. For more information, visit

Ashworth College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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