Law Enforcement in Illinois

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Illinois


Each year, approximately 0.5% of Illinois graduates receive degrees in law enforcement. That means an estimated 1,759 law enforcement professionals graduate from Illinois' 56 law enforcement schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a law enforcement program is Elmhurst College. Elmhurst College, which was ranked 35th in the country in 2010, is located in Elmhurst. In 2010, Elmhurst College graduated 2 students from its law enforcement program. Elmhurst College charged in-state students $28,660 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois with a law enforcement program is Millikin University, which is located in Decatur. In 2010, it was ranked 38th nationwide. In 2010, 6 students graduated from Millikin University law enforcement program. Students at Millikin University paid $27,525 per year in tuition fees.

University of St Francis, which was ranked 38th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Illinois that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Joliet. In 2010, University of St Francis graduated 1 students from its law enforcement programs. The tuition rate at University of St Francis was $24,742 per year.

Cost

Law enforcement schools in Illinois, charge students an average tuition of $8,640 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $28,660 per year, or as little as $2,194 per year. The Illinois law enforcement schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Elmhurst College - located in Elmhurst, students are charged $28,660 per year
  2. Millikin University - located in Decatur, students are charged $27,525 per year
  3. Bradley University - located in Peoria, students are charged $25,424 per year

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

  1. Elgin Community College - located in Elgin, students are charged $2,194 per year
  2. Prairie State College - located in Chicago Heights, students are charged $2,348 per year
  3. Waubonsee Community College - located in Sugar Grove, students are charged $2,352 per year

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

The Illinois counties with the largest populations of law enforcement professional are:

  1. Cook County - 22,710 law enforcement professionals
  2. Lake County - 1,530 law enforcement professionals
  3. Adams County - 1,280 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of law enforcement professionals in the state of Illinois will grow to 39,760. This would require a 5% growth in the profession.

Salary

law enforcement professionals in Illinois make an average of $74,975 per year. But, salaries for law enforcement professional can vary. In 2010, law enforcement professional made as little as less than $18,160 per year or as much as more than $132,180 per year in Illinois. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for law enforcement professionals are:

  1. Cook County - $81,965 per year
  2. Lake County - $68,085 per year
  3. Marshall County - $67,480 per year

The following counties in Illinois have the lowest average salaries for law enforcement professional:

  1. Vermilion County - $42,030 per year
  2. McLean County - $51,350 per year
  3. Adams County - $52,255 per year

The law enforcement professionals with highest average salaries in Illinois were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $83,270 per year
  2. Police Officer - $66,680 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $83,270 per year
  2. Police Officer - $66,680 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in law enforcement and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Illinois
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Law Enforcement in Illinois
  • Certificate in Law Enforcement in Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 30,110 $66,680 -2.4%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2,970 $83,270 -18.6%
 

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