John Jay ranked second in psychology nationwide
John Jay Ranked in Top Ten in Four Categories

John Jay College of Criminal Justice was ranked #2 in the nation for criminal justice and psychology, #4 best Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), and #7th best college in New York, according to the education research organization DegreeChoices.


DegreeChoices’ rankings are based on two factors: how long it takes students to pay back their educational investment with post-college earnings and how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in New York State, 10 years after enrollment.


For an institution to be categorized as an HSI, Hispanic students must account for at least 25% of the student body. John Jay’s Fall 2021 undergraduate student bodyEditSign was 41% Hispanic. 


John Jay’s high rankings are proof that not only does John Jay offer students a high quality, affordable education, but also advances justice by educating traditionally underrepresented groups. The College is committed to helping all students, but also provides unique support to level the playing field for those with less access and opportunities including Dreamers and immigrant students.


US News & World Report recently ranked John Jay #10 for regional public college, #8 for social mobility, #3 for least debt, #7 for ethnic diversity, and #10 for economic diversity in their 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings.  US News also ranked John Jay in the Top 30 for two specializations in the Masters in Public Policy and Administration.