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WKCTCs Criminal Justice Program Named in Top 25 Best Online in Nation

West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges (WKCTC) online associate degree criminal justice program was recently named one of the best in the country by

WKCTC ranked number ten in the nations top 25 online associate degree criminal justice programs. Other Kentucky colleges were Northern Kentucky University ranked number four and Eastern Kentucky University ranked number twenty-three.

amp;ldquldquo;On behalf of our team of online faculty and staff, we are honored by this recognition. Service to our students is our primary goal and the team strives hard on its pathway of continuous improvement, Gary Reese, WKCTCs criminal justice/homeland security and emergency management program coordinator. My hat is off to our hard working criminal justice adjunct professors and the support and guidance of our online learning personnel!

Since 2009 has focused on informing perspective students about emerging trends and developments in online education, striving to be a main resource in online education, whether a student is an experienced online learner, a current student or are considering attending college online.

For the 2016 rankings,, collected extensive data points from each school across the nation, data the company considered the greatest indicators of a quality education.

All of the school information used in the company's database, including graduation rate,
tuition and financial aid rate was gathered using the most recent information from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), a resource maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics.

With all the data accumulated, then applied its custom formula to rank the schools. The formula assigns a percentile value to each variable and then, taking the schools cumulative performance, ranks every institution in a given category. The end result is an accurate and organized list of the standout schools for 2016.

WKCTC offers an online associate in applied science (AAS) degree in criminal justice in a variety of optional tracks, including corrections, criminal justice, law enforcement and security and loss prevention. The program comprises a combination of courses exploring criminology, computer forensics, police supervision and more to prepare students for careers in a broad range of occupations involving criminal justice. Graduates may be eligible to become professional police officers, criminal investigators, parole officers or security guards, among other opportunities.
Online student services offered through WKCTC include student orientation, virtual library and bookstore services, online tutoring, advising and registration.

WKCTC also offers an AAS degree in criminal justice on the main campus located at 4810 Alben Barkley Drive in Paducah.

For more information about the top 25 Best Online Associate Degree Criminal Justice Programs, visit To learn more about WKCTCs online or on campus criminal justice program, contact Gary Reese at (270) 534-3172 or

Spring classes at WKCTC begin January 11. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit for class offerings.