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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in South Dakota


Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of South Dakota receive law enforcement degrees every year. That means an estimated 89 law enforcement professionals graduate from South Dakota's 5 law enforcement schools each year.

Top Schools

Western Dakota Technical Institute, which is located in Rapid City, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Western Dakota Technical Institute graduated 10 students from its law enforcement program. Students at Western Dakota Technical Institute paid $4,860 per year in tuition fees.

Southeast Technical Institute, which is located in Sioux Falls, is the second-ranked school in South Dakota that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 22 students graduated from Southeast Technical Institute law enforcement program. Students at Southeast Technical Institute paid $3,606 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in South Dakota that has a law enforcement program is Sinte Gleska University. Sinte Gleska University, which was ranked 87th in the country in 2010, is located in Mission. 0 students graduated with degree in law enforcement from Sinte Gleska University in 2010. The tuition rate at Sinte Gleska University was $3,154 per year.

Cost

Tuition at South Dakota's law enforcement schools ranges from $15,660 per year to $3,154 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,580 per year. In 2010, the following South Dakota law enforcement schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Globe University-Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $15,660 per year
  2. Colorado Technical University - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $10,620 per year
  3. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year

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

  1. Sinte Gleska University - located in Mission, students are charged $3,154 per year
  2. Southeast Technical Institute - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $3,606 per year
  3. Western Dakota Technical Institute - located in Rapid City, students are charged $4,860 per year

A law enforcement degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

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

  1. Bennett County - 320 law enforcement professionals
  2. Meade County - 310 law enforcement professionals
  3. Aurora County - 170 law enforcement professionals

Salary

On average, law enforcement professionals earn $52,480 per year. However, South Dakota law enforcement professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $25,330 per year to more than $119,330 per year in 2010. On average law enforcement professional earn the most in the following South Dakota counties:

  1. Meade County - $56,200 per year
  2. Beadle County - $37,200 per year
  3. Aurora County - $36,180 per year

Law enforcement professionals in the following counties in South Dakota make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Bennett County - $33,610 per year
  2. Aurora County - $36,180 per year
  3. Beadle County - $37,200 per year

The law enforcement professionals with highest average salaries in South Dakota were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $64,140 per year
  2. Police Officer - $40,820 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $64,140 per year
  2. Police Officer - $40,820 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,564 miles from location Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls SD 19.5942 n/a 2,489
6,877 miles from location Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City SD 21.9694 53% 1,152
6,564 miles from location Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls SD 10.9095 n/a 1,060
6,757 miles from location Sinte Gleska University Mission SD 13.4932 n/a 936
6,565 miles from location Globe University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls SD n/a n/a 336
 

Curious what studying Law Enforcement gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 1,550 $40,820 0.6%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 220 $64,140 -8.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are law enforcement related jobs in South Dakota