Law Enforcement in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Massachusetts


Each year, roughly 0.5% of Massachusetts students graduate with degrees in law enforcement. In other words, every year an estimated 1,151 law enforcement professionals graduate from Massachusetts' 28 law enforcement schools.

Top Schools

Boston University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Boston. 19 students graduated with a degree in law enforcement from Boston University in 2010. Boston University charged in-state students $39,864 in tuition fees per year.

Northeastern University, which was ranked 18th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Boston. In 2010, 5 students graduated from Northeastern University law enforcement program. The tuition rate at Northeastern University was $36,792 per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts with a law enforcement program is Suffolk University, which is located in Boston. In 2010, it was ranked 40th nationwide. 1 students graduated with degree in law enforcement from Suffolk University in 2010. Suffolk University charged in-state students $28,526 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Massachusetts law enforcement school, average tuition will be $14,491 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,144 per year to $39,864 per year. In 2010, the following Massachusetts law enforcement schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Boston University - located in Boston, students are charged $39,864 per year
  2. Northeastern University - located in Boston, students are charged $36,792 per year
  3. Merrimack College - located in North Andover, students are charged $31,380 per year

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

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Northern Essex Community College - located in Haverhill, students are charged $3,384 per year
  3. Bristol Community College - located in Fall River, students are charged $3,578 per year

A law enforcement degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?

The largest populations of Massachusetts law enforcement professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 9,910 law enforcement professionals
  2. Hartford County - 1,960 law enforcement professionals
  3. Windham County - 1,770 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of law enforcement professionals in Massachusetts will grow by 5%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 19,770 law enforcement professionals working in Massachusetts.

Salary

law enforcement professionals in Massachusetts make an average of $65,445 per year. However, Massachusetts law enforcement professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $25,190 per year to more than $130,450 per year in 2010. The following counties in Massachusetts have the highest average salaries for law enforcement professionals:

  1. Windham County - $64,730 per year
  2. Hartford County - $62,600 per year
  3. Bristol County - $59,528 per year

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

  1. Berkshire County - $44,725 per year
  2. Franklin County - $45,245 per year
  3. Worcester County - $48,760 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $75,590 per year
  2. Police Officer - $55,300 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $75,590 per year
  2. Police Officer - $55,300 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in law enforcement in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Law Enforcement in Massachusetts
  • Certificate in Law Enforcement in Massachusetts

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 16,330 $55,300 6.3%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,790 $75,590 65.7%
 

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