Law Enforcement in Mississippi

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Mississippi


Around 0.2% of Mississippi's graduates graduate from law enforcement degree programs every year. Thus, Mississippi's 11 law enforcement schools put out approximately 175 law enforcement professionals each year.

Top Schools

University of Mississippi Main Campus, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Mississippi that has a law enforcement program. It is located in University. 77 students graduated with a degree in law enforcement from University of Mississippi Main Campus in 2010. University of Mississippi Main Campus charged in-state students $5,436 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a law enforcement program is Virginia College-Biloxi. Virginia College-Biloxi, which was ranked 70th in the country in 2010, is located in Biloxi. 5 students graduated with degree in law enforcement from Virginia College-Biloxi in 2010. Students at Virginia College-Biloxi paid $12,400 per year in tuition fees.

Mississippi College, which is located in Clinton, is the third-ranked school in Mississippi that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 73rd in the country in 2010. 17 students graduated with degree in law enforcement from Mississippi College in 2010. Students at Mississippi College paid $13,530 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Mississippi law enforcement school, average tuition will be $6,191 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,680 per year to $18,048 per year. In 2010, the following Mississippi law enforcement schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. ITT Technical Institute - located in Madison, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. Mississippi College - located in Clinton, students are charged $13,530 per year
  3. Virginia College-Biloxi - located in Biloxi, students are charged $12,400 per year

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

  1. Itawamba Community College - located in Fulton, students are charged $1,680 per year
  2. Holmes Community College - located in Goodman, students are charged $1,938 per year
  3. Northwest Mississippi Community College - located in Senatobia, students are charged $1,950 per year

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

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

  1. Copiah County - 2,080 law enforcement professionals
  2. Alcorn County - 1,430 law enforcement professionals
  3. Attala County - 910 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 10,000 law enforcement professionals will be working in Mississippi state. This would require the number of law enforcement professionals to grow by 10%.

Salary

On average, law enforcement professionals earn $43,170 per year. However, Mississippi law enforcement professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,830 per year to more than $112,500 per year in 2010. The following counties in Mississippi have the highest average salaries for law enforcement professionals:

  1. Hancock County - $49,870 per year
  2. Copiah County - $46,265 per year
  3. Alcorn County - $42,535 per year

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

  1. Forrest County - $30,900 per year
  2. George County - $34,080 per year
  3. Attala County - $34,655 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $54,910 per year
  2. Police Officer - $31,430 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $54,910 per year
  2. Police Officer - $31,430 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,234 miles from location Strayer University-Mississippi Jackson MS n/a n/a n/a
6,198 miles from location University of Mississippi Main Campus University MS 33.9448 38% 15,932
6,223 miles from location Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia MS 17.4796 n/a 8,211
6,134 miles from location Itawamba Community College Fulton MS 18.9111 n/a 7,596
6,220 miles from location Holmes Community College Goodman MS 18.8771 n/a 6,466
6,244 miles from location Mississippi College Clinton MS 26.5242 44% 4,796
6,248 miles from location Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson MS 19.2783 n/a 3,740
6,245 miles from location Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena MS 22.4426 23% 2,850
6,234 miles from location Virginia College-Jackson Jackson MS 8.62411 11% 958
6,161 miles from location Virginia College-Biloxi Biloxi MS 30.1094 100% 500
6,232 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Madison MS n/a n/a 195
 

Curious what studying Law Enforcement gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 6,860 $31,430 0.4%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 1,060 $54,910 20.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are law enforcement related jobs in Mississippi