Law Enforcement in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Minnesota


Approximately 0.8% of graduates in of Minnesota receive law enforcement degrees every year. That means an estimated 1,507 law enforcement professionals graduate from Minnesota's 41 law enforcement schools each year.

Top Schools

Concordia University-Saint Paul, which is located in Saint Paul, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 35 students graduated from Concordia University-Saint Paul's law enforcement program. Concordia University-Saint Paul charged in-state students $27,400 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota with a law enforcement program is University of Minnesota-Crookston, which is located in Crookston. In 2010, it was ranked 46th nationwide. University of Minnesota-Crookston charged in-state students $10,623 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a law enforcement program is University of St Thomas, which is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, it was ranked 65th nationwide. In 2010, 20 students graduated from University of St Thomas law enforcement program. The tuition rate at University of St Thomas was $30,493 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Minnesota's law enforcement schools ranges from $30,493 per year to $4,430 per year. But, the average tuition is $11,422 per year. In 2010, the law enforcement schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Minnesota were:

  1. University of St Thomas - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,493 per year
  2. Concordia University-Saint Paul - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $27,400 per year
  3. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - located in Winona, students are charged $26,090 per year

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

  1. Leech Lake Tribal College - located in Cass Lake, students are charged $4,430 per year
  2. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College - located in Cloquet, students are charged $4,770 per year
  3. Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College - located in Hibbing, students are charged $4,845 per year

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

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

  1. Anoka County - 5,390 law enforcement professionals
  2. Becker County - 1,170 law enforcement professionals
  3. Brown County - 670 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of law enforcement professionals is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 10,010 law enforcement professionals working in the Minnesota then.

Salary

law enforcement professionals in Minnesota make an average of $62,470 per year. But, salaries for law enforcement professional can vary. In 2010, law enforcement professional made as little as less than $29,710 per year or as much as more than $126,150 per year in Minnesota. The counties in Minnesota with the highest average salary for law enforcement professionals are:

  1. Anoka County - $67,065 per year
  2. Brown County - $59,910 per year
  3. Aitkin County - $59,855 per year

On average, law enforcement professionals earn the least in the following Minnesota counties:

  1. Big Stone County - $44,170 per year
  2. Blue Earth County - $51,110 per year
  3. Becker County - $53,135 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $69,740 per year
  2. Police Officer - $55,200 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $69,740 per year
  2. Police Officer - $55,200 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Minnesota 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 Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Minnesota
  • Master's Degree in Law Enforcement in Minnesota
  • Doctoral Degree in Law Enforcement in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Law Enforcement in Minnesota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,386 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville Lakeville MN n/a n/a n/a
6,384 miles from location Walden University Minneapolis MN 16.553 n/a 40,714
6,426 miles from location Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud MN 31.3343 45% 18,123
6,423 miles from location Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato MN 31.8355 42% 14,955
6,381 miles from location University of St Thomas Saint Paul MN 34.5939 31% 10,851
6,386 miles from location Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis MN 9.36602 n/a 10,618
6,371 miles from location Century Community and Technical College Saint Paul MN 10.7099 n/a 10,514
6,388 miles from location Normandale Community College Minneapolis MN 8.89031 n/a 10,046
6,390 miles from location North Hennepin Community College Minneapolis MN 10.6466 n/a 7,444
6,375 miles from location Metropolitan State University Saint Paul MN 13.2102 32% 7,354
6,516 miles from location Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls MN 16.8896 n/a 6,732
6,345 miles from location Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester MN 13.4103 n/a 6,269
6,375 miles from location Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights MN 10.5306 n/a 6,215
6,429 miles from location Rasmussen College-Minnesota Saint Cloud MN 18.1322 n/a 6,070
6,309 miles from location Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona MN 27.8242 32% 5,565
6,472 miles from location Ridgewater College Willmar MN 19.0395 n/a 4,318
6,426 miles from location Central Lakes College-Brainerd Brainerd MN 17.6636 n/a 4,206
6,375 miles from location Riverland Community College Austin MN 17.69 n/a 3,867
6,497 miles from location Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls MN 21.2455 n/a 3,211
6,379 miles from location Concordia University-Saint Paul Saint Paul MN 57.5595 30% 2,816
6,483 miles from location Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria MN 22.6856 n/a 2,550
6,380 miles from location Argosy University-Twin Cities Saint Paul MN 18.9617 n/a 2,313
6,341 miles from location Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet MN 14.7446 n/a 2,305
6,532 miles from location University of Minnesota-Crookston Crookston MN 53.9658 45% 2,279
6,386 miles from location Minnesota School of Business Minneapolis MN 22.2001 100% 1,790
6,362 miles from location Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College Hibbing MN 17.1133 n/a 1,596
6,369 miles from location Globe University Saint Paul MN 23.3605 100% 1,220
6,380 miles from location Brown College Saint Paul MN 20.8408 n/a 1,096
6,430 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Waite Park Waite Park MN 11.472 100% 1,001
6,380 miles from location Minnesota School of Business Minneapolis MN 12.9705 100% 979
6,349 miles from location Minnesota School of Business Rochester MN 14.5759 100% 711
6,310 miles from location Vermilion Community College Ely MN 16.2506 n/a 708
6,394 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Eden Prairie Eden Prairie MN 8.36615 100% 673
6,396 miles from location Minnesota School of Business Minneapolis MN 25.3727 100% 544
6,399 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee Shakopee MN 14.6417 100% 460
6,387 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center Minneapolis MN 22.3641 89% 426
6,398 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Elk River Elk River MN n/a n/a 335
6,543 miles from location Minnesota School of Business - Moorhead Moorhead MN n/a n/a 318
6,391 miles from location University of Phoenix-Minneapolis/St Paul Campus Minneapolis MN 4.33468 n/a 257
6,443 miles from location Leech Lake Tribal College Cass Lake MN 8.12821 n/a 233
6,385 miles from location Globe University-Minneapolis Minneapolis MN n/a n/a 222
 

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 8,120 $55,200 6.4%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 1,280 $69,740 45.5%
 

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