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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Arizona


Each year, roughly 1.4% of Arizona students graduate with degrees in law enforcement. Thus, Arizona's 32 law enforcement schools put out approximately 3,091 law enforcement professionals each year.

Top Schools

Northern Arizona University, which is located in Flagstaff, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. no students graduated with a degree in law enforcement from Northern Arizona University in 2010. Northern Arizona University charged in-state students $7,672 in tuition fees per year.

Prescott College, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Prescott. The tuition rate at Prescott College was $26,235 per year.

University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Phoenix. In 2010, 1,667 students graduated from University of Phoenix-Online Campus law enforcement program. University of Phoenix-Online Campus charged in-state students $11,520 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Law enforcement schools in Arizona, charge students an average tuition of $7,197 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $26,235 per year, or as little as $1,412 per year. The Arizona law enforcement schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  2. Argosy University-Phoenix - located in Phoenix, students are charged $19,812 per year
  3. Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division - located in Phoenix, students are charged $19,812 per year

The law enforcement schools in Arizona that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  3. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year

A law enforcement degree from an Arizona school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Arizona law enforcement professionals:

  1. Maricopa County - 9,870 law enforcement professionals
  2. Cochise County - 2,140 law enforcement professionals
  3. Yuma County - 1,050 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of law enforcement professionals in Arizona will grow by 8%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 20,000 law enforcement professionals working in Arizona.

Salary

law enforcement professionals in Arizona make an average of $65,445 per year. However, this number is only an average. Law enforcement professional in Arizona had varying salaries from $31,490 to $122,730 per year in 2010. The counties in Arizona with the highest average salary for law enforcement professionals are:

  1. Coconino County - $67,345 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $67,085 per year
  3. Cochise County - $59,990 per year

Law enforcement professionals in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Apache County - $48,705 per year
  2. Mohave County - $54,270 per year
  3. Yavapai County - $57,230 per year

On average, the highest paid law enforcement professionals in Arizona were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $71,560 per year
  2. Police Officer - $59,330 per year

The law enforcement professionals with lowest average salaries in Arizona were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $71,560 per year
  2. Police Officer - $59,330 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in law enforcement in Arizona and to compare salaries with various related fields such as criminal justice or crime scene investigation, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Law Enforcement in Arizona
  • Certificate in Law Enforcement in Arizona

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,486 miles from location University of Phoenix-Online Campus Phoenix AZ 50.5302 n/a 291,070
7,481 miles from location Arizona State University Tempe AZ 43.2134 40% 68,064
7,443 miles from location University of Arizona Tucson AZ 39.7951 36% 38,767
7,445 miles from location Pima Community College Tucson AZ 14.0724 n/a 35,880
7,491 miles from location Grand Canyon University Phoenix AZ 26.2344 38% 34,205
7,478 miles from location Mesa Community College Mesa AZ 13.2296 n/a 25,960
7,439 miles from location Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ 67.3157 19% 23,597
7,484 miles from location Rio Salado College Tempe AZ 21.6861 n/a 20,865
7,494 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale AZ 14.5633 n/a 20,154
7,476 miles from location Chandler/Gilbert Community College Chandler AZ 10.7366 n/a 11,058
7,477 miles from location Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale AZ 11.959 n/a 10,923
7,493 miles from location Yavapai College Prescott AZ 14.9939 n/a 8,276
7,642 miles from location Arizona Western College Yuma AZ 15.3094 n/a 7,984
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,473 miles from location Central Arizona College Coolidge AZ 21.3758 n/a 6,795
7,568 miles from location Mohave Community College Kingman AZ 10.6222 n/a 6,702
7,489 miles from location Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division Phoenix AZ n/a n/a 6,185
7,484 miles from location University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus Phoenix AZ 8.96636 n/a 5,531
7,381 miles from location Cochise College Douglas AZ 15.2807 n/a 4,739
7,359 miles from location Northland Pioneer College Holbrook AZ 8.71041 n/a 4,636
7,439 miles from location University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus Tucson AZ 9.04499 n/a 2,170
7,492 miles from location Brookline College Phoenix AZ 18.1688 n/a 1,313
7,494 miles from location Prescott College Prescott AZ 55.3338 26% 1,119
7,489 miles from location Argosy University-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 1.18787 n/a 885
7,484 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Tempe Tempe AZ 22.0241 100% 840
7,487 miles from location Anthem College-Phoenix Phoenix AZ 26.9595 n/a 816
7,439 miles from location Brookline College Tucson AZ 21.2246 n/a 638
7,470 miles from location Everest College-Mesa Mesa AZ 12.1415 89% 628
7,445 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Tucson Tucson AZ 13.0443 100% 494
7,474 miles from location Brookline College Tempe AZ 23.1069 n/a 379
0 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Phoenix AZ 10.032 100% 339
7,478 miles from location East Valley Institute of Technology Mesa AZ 34.1985 n/a 270
 

Curious what studying Law Enforcement gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 12,270 $59,330 -6.7%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 5,230 $71,560 207.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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