MPA Highlights
John Jay Is #1 in Public Universities

John Jay College was ranked #1 in Top Public Universities in New York by Niche, which based its rankings on a rigorous analysis of U.S. Department of Education statistics and millions of student reviews.

John Jay’s top marks as a public college prove it delivers on its mission to provide students with a world-class education in justice at a fraction of the cost of comparable private colleges. With tuition a fraction of the cost to attend a comparable private college, 85% of John Jay students graduate with no student debt. Click here to learn more about tuition and financial aid at John Jay. 

In addition to Niche, US News & World Report ranked John Jay #8 for social mobility, #3 for least debt, #7 for ethnic diversity and #10 for economic diversity in their 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings. U.S. News also ranked John Jay in the Top 30 for two specializations in the Masters in Public Policy and Administration. Additionally, John Jay’s criminal justice program was ranked in the top ten by DegreeChoices and