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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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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