Law Enforcement in Missouri

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Missouri


Each year, roughly 1.1% of Missouri students graduate with degrees in law enforcement. Thus, Missouri's 48 law enforcement schools put out approximately 1,930 law enforcement professionals each year.

Top Schools

Westminster College, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Fulton. 1 students graduated with a degree in law enforcement from Westminster College in 2010. The tuition rate at Westminster College was $19,760 per year.

The second-ranked school in Missouri that has a law enforcement program is Lindenwood University. Lindenwood University, which was ranked 43rd in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Charles. Lindenwood University charged in-state students $13,540 in tuition fees per year.

Saint Louis University-Main Campus, which is located in Saint Louis, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 64th in the country in 2010. 26 students graduated with degree in law enforcement from Saint Louis University-Main Campus in 2010. Saint Louis University-Main Campus charged in-state students $32,656 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Law enforcement schools in Missouri, charge students an average tuition of $9,114 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $32,656 per year, or as little as $1,704 per year. The Missouri law enforcement schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  2. Rockhurst University - located in Kansas City, students are charged $27,340 per year
  3. Culver-Stockton College - located in Canton, students are charged $22,550 per year

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

  1. East Central College - located in Union, students are charged $1,704 per year
  2. St Charles Community College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $1,920 per year
  3. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year

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

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

  1. Bond County - 7,160 law enforcement professionals
  2. Franklin County - 5,080 law enforcement professionals
  3. Audrain County - 1,070 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 14,450 law enforcement professionals will be working in Missouri state. This would require the number of law enforcement professionals to grow by 9%.

Salary

law enforcement professionals in Missouri make an average of $52,245 per year. However, Missouri law enforcement professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,150 per year to more than $126,140 per year in 2010. The following counties in Missouri have the highest average salaries for law enforcement professionals:

  1. Bond County - $60,405 per year
  2. Christian County - $59,140 per year
  3. Franklin County - $58,945 per year

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

  1. Barry County - $31,665 per year
  2. Jasper County - $32,010 per year
  3. Alexander County - $32,220 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $62,810 per year
  2. Police Officer - $41,680 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $62,810 per year
  2. Police Officer - $41,680 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 12,670 $41,680 -3.9%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,550 $62,810 5.4%
 

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