College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services

College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services

CECH Ranked in 2016 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs

The U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Rankings for Best Online Programs in the nation highlighted two Graduate programs at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), among other programs at the university. Both programs, Criminal Justice and Education, ranked 14th and 30th in their respective fields and received a score of 78 and 79 out of a perfect 100 on the ranking criteria, respectively.

The rankings and scores were assessed through five different categories including, student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. The online Graduate Education program received a ranking of 30 out of 188, and retained a score of 79 for the second year in a row. The online Graduate Criminal Justice program jumped up 13 spots from last year to rank at 14 out of 37, and earned 23 more points on its score for 2016.

CECH’s Dean, Larry Johnson is proud that once again his college is ranked among the USA’s top institutions for post-secondary study, “The knowledgeable faculty, hardworking staff, and enthusiastic students continue to make this College and its programs excel. I’m glad to see that their efforts are continuing to be recognized nationally.”

For more information on all of the Online Graduate Program rankings, visit To see the methodologies used by U.S. News & World Report for the rankings, visit

Best Online Education Graduate Program
Best Online Criminal Justice Graduate Program