Law Enforcement in Arkansas

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Arkansas


Approximately 0.6% of graduates in of Arkansas receive law enforcement degrees every year. Thus, Arkansas' 33 law enforcement schools put out approximately 424 law enforcement professionals each year.

Top Schools

Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Jonesboro. 1 students graduated with a degree in law enforcement from Arkansas State University-Main Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was $6,640 per year.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, which is located in Pine Bluff, is the second-ranked school in Arkansas that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 50th in the country in 2010. Tuition at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was $5,033 per year.

The third-ranked school in Arkansas with a law enforcement program is Arkansas Tech University, which is located in Russellville. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide. The tuition rate at Arkansas Tech University was $4,804 per year.

Cost

Law enforcement schools in Arkansas, charge students an average tuition of $4,550 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $18,048 per year, or as little as $1,536 per year. In 2010, the law enforcement schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Arkansas were:

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock - located in Little Rock, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. Remington College-Little Rock Campus - located in Little Rock, students are charged $14,745 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Northwest Arkansas Campus - located in Rogers, students are charged $10,200 per year

The following Arkansas law enforcement schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. North Arkansas College - located in Harrison, students are charged $1,536 per year
  2. Arkansas Northeastern College - located in Blytheville, students are charged $1,720 per year
  3. University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville - located in Batesville, students are charged $1,772 per year

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

In Arkansas, the largest numbers of law enforcement professional work in the following counties:

  1. Faulkner County - 1,850 law enforcement professionals
  2. Benton County - 850 law enforcement professionals
  3. Clay County - 800 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of law enforcement professionals in the state of Arkansas will grow to 7,160. This would require a 24% growth in the profession.

Salary

law enforcement professionals in Arkansas earn $44,285 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Arkansas law enforcement professional earned as little as less than $18,730 per year or as much as more than $119,310 per year. Law enforcement professionals in the following Arkansas counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Faulkner County - $52,240 per year
  2. Benton County - $48,470 per year
  3. Crawford County - $43,760 per year

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

  1. Clay County - $30,110 per year
  2. Baxter County - $33,330 per year
  3. Arkansas County - $34,500 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $51,950 per year
  2. Police Officer - $36,620 per year

On average, the lowest paid law enforcement professionals in Arkansas were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $51,950 per year
  2. Police Officer - $36,620 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arkansas statistics regarding a career in law enforcement. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as criminal justice or crime scene investigation.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement in Arkansas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Arkansas
  • Certificate in Law Enforcement in Arkansas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 5,640 $36,620 -7.4%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 590 $51,950
 

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