NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s undergraduate criminal justice program was recently ranked No. 2 in the nation by UniversityHQ, an online independent educational organization.
SFA’s program was one of only two Texas programs listed in the top 40, outranking the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, which ranked No. 7.
“It is very exciting to receive this ranking,” said Dr. Kwame Antwi-Boasiako, professor and chair of the Department of Government. “Our faculty members work hard to create an engaging and memorable learning experience for every student in our classes.”
SFA offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice. Both the criminal justice major and minor are offered online and in person.
Additionally, students can select an overlap program that allows them to graduate with both a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a Master of Public Administration in just five years.
UniversityHQ gathers information about collegiate programs from data provided by government sources. Programs are then ranked according to a variety of factors, such as retention rate, graduation rate, admission rate, cost of tuition, graduating salary, number of programs offered, online programs offered, loan default rate, diplomas awarded and the number of students receiving financial aid.
In addition to the criminal justice degree, SFA’s Department of Government offers a bachelor’s degree in political science, undergraduate and graduate public administration degrees, a Master of Arts in national security, and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management.
To learn more about SFA’s Department of Government, visit sfasu.edu/government.