Law Enforcement in Montana

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Montana


Around 0.1% of Montana's graduates graduate from law enforcement degree programs every year. That means an estimated 10 law enforcement professionals graduate from Montana's 2 law enforcement schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Montana with a law enforcement program is Dawson Community College, which is located in Glendive. In 2010, it was ranked 78th nationwide. 8 students graduated with a degree in law enforcement from Dawson Community College in 2010. Tuition at Dawson Community College was $2,856 per year.

The second-ranked school in Montana with a law enforcement program is Fort Belknap College, which is located in Harlem. In 2010, it was ranked 83rd nationwide. 2 students graduated with degree in law enforcement from Fort Belknap College in 2010. Fort Belknap College charged in-state students $2,410 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Montana's law enforcement schools ranges from $2,856 per year to $2,410 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,633 per year. In 2010, the law enforcement schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Montana were:

  1. Dawson Community College - located in Glendive, students are charged $2,856 per year
  2. Fort Belknap College - located in Harlem, students are charged $2,410 per year

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

  1. Fort Belknap College - located in Harlem, students are charged $2,410 per year
  2. Dawson Community College - located in Glendive, students are charged $2,856 per year

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

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

  1. Beaverhead County - 570 law enforcement professionals
  2. Big Horn County - 380 law enforcement professionals
  3. Flathead County - 370 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,040 law enforcement professionals will be working in Montana state. This would require the number of law enforcement professionals to grow by 13%.

Salary

On average, law enforcement professionals earn a salary of $56,625 per year in Montana state. However, this number is only an average. Law enforcement professional in Montana had varying salaries from $29,490 to $119,320 per year in 2010. On average law enforcement professional earn the most in the following Montana counties:

  1. Missoula County - $61,005 per year
  2. Flathead County - $56,665 per year
  3. Beaverhead County - $54,700 per year

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

  1. Carbon County - $48,520 per year
  2. Big Horn County - $48,980 per year
  3. Cascade County - $49,710 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $68,980 per year
  2. Police Officer - $44,270 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $68,980 per year
  2. Police Officer - $44,270 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Montana 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 Montana

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,914 miles from location Dawson Community College Glendive MT 22.4796 n/a 441
7,076 miles from location Fort Belknap College Harlem MT 16.9492 n/a 236
 

Curious what studying Law Enforcement gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 1,780 $44,270 7.2%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 520 $68,980 116.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are law enforcement related jobs in Montana