Law Enforcement in Tennessee

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Tennessee


Each year, approximately 0.7% of Tennessee graduates receive degrees in law enforcement. That means an estimated 1,045 law enforcement professionals graduate from Tennessee's 36 law enforcement schools each year.

Top Schools

Martin Methodist College, which was ranked 38th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Tennessee that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Pulaski. In 2010, 19 students graduated from Martin Methodist College's law enforcement program. Students at Martin Methodist College paid $19,518 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Tennessee with a law enforcement program is University of Memphis, which is located in Memphis. In 2010, it was ranked 40th nationwide. In 2010, University of Memphis graduated 75 students from its law enforcement program. Tuition at University of Memphis was $6,780 per year.

The third-ranked school in Tennessee with a law enforcement program is Cumberland University, which is located in Lebanon. In 2010, it was ranked 49th nationwide. In 2010, Cumberland University graduated 14 students from its law enforcement programs. Students at Cumberland University paid $18,256 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Tennessee's law enforcement schools ranges from $19,812 per year to $3,057 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,581 per year. In 2010, the following Tennessee law enforcement schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Argosy University-Nashville - located in Nashville, students are charged $19,812 per year
  2. Martin Methodist College - located in Pulaski, students are charged $19,518 per year
  3. Lambuth University - located in Jackson, students are charged $19,500 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Tennessee law enforcement schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Nashville State Community College - located in Nashville, students are charged $3,057 per year
  2. Columbia State Community College - located in Columbia, students are charged $3,073 per year
  3. Cleveland State Community College - located in Cleveland, students are charged $3,101 per year

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

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

  1. Crittenden County - 4,220 law enforcement professionals
  2. Cannon County - 3,360 law enforcement professionals
  3. Anderson County - 1,520 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 16,360 law enforcement professionals working in the Tennessee then.

Salary

law enforcement professionals in Tennessee earn $49,890 per year on average. However, Tennessee law enforcement professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $21,360 per year to more than $122,720 per year in 2010. Law enforcement professionals in the following Tennessee counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Crittenden County - $62,120 per year
  2. Cannon County - $55,355 per year
  3. Anderson County - $53,735 per year

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

  1. Bradley County - $36,710 per year
  2. Bedford County - $38,160 per year
  3. Grainger County - $38,475 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $58,730 per year
  2. Police Officer - $41,050 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $58,730 per year
  2. Police Officer - $41,050 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,219 miles from location Strayer University-Tennessee Memphis TN n/a n/a n/a
6,021 miles from location Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro TN 31.4044 54% 25,188
6,221 miles from location University of Memphis Memphis TN 60.1414 55% 21,424
5,800 miles from location East Tennessee State University Johnson City TN 27.8697 51% 14,421
6,227 miles from location Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis TN 14.7936 100% 13,016
5,959 miles from location The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga TN 26.5907 42% 10,526
6,078 miles from location Austin Peay State University Clarksville TN 23.2352 58% 10,188
6,049 miles from location Nashville State Community College Nashville TN 13.5085 52% 8,869
6,048 miles from location Tennessee State University Nashville TN 25.6895 43% 8,824
6,030 miles from location Volunteer State Community College Gallatin TN 14.7314 77% 8,430
6,162 miles from location The University of Tennessee-Martin Martin TN 29.0387 52% 8,163
5,849 miles from location Walters State Community College Morristown TN 17.9546 100% 6,853
5,923 miles from location Roane State Community College Harriman TN 17.0634 79% 6,281
5,803 miles from location Northeast State Community College Blountville TN 17.2694 89% 6,270
6,062 miles from location Columbia State Community College Columbia TN 9.79381 n/a 5,581
5,873 miles from location Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate TN 22.2824 33% 3,948
5,935 miles from location Cleveland State Community College Cleveland TN 13.0714 65% 3,615
6,191 miles from location Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg TN 13.7413 100% 3,395
6,142 miles from location Bethel University McKenzie TN 24.0655 60% 2,975
6,044 miles from location Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville TN 24.3487 42% 2,476
6,018 miles from location Cumberland University Lebanon TN 50.551 52% 1,355
6,224 miles from location Remington College-Memphis Campus Memphis TN 22.2088 30% 1,054
6,213 miles from location University of Phoenix-Memphis Campus Cordova TN 6.81367 n/a 1,048
6,039 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Nashville Nashville TN 21.1198 100% 1,041
6,215 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Cordova Memphis TN 19.1184 100% 1,009
6,057 miles from location Martin Methodist College Pulaski TN 61.8718 32% 1,001
5,896 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville Knoxville TN 22.1777 100% 997
6,040 miles from location University of Phoenix-Nashville Campus Nashville TN 7.46838 n/a 873
6,076 miles from location Daymar Institute Clarksville TN 20.6725 n/a 714
5,953 miles from location Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga Chattanooga TN 22.6619 100% 675
6,159 miles from location Lambuth University Jackson TN 21.2477 43% 654
5,955 miles from location Virginia College-School of Business and Health Chattanooga TN 8.82241 100% 572
6,037 miles from location Argosy University-Nashville Nashville TN 1.23485 n/a 455
6,039 miles from location Remington College-Nashville Campus Nashville TN 20.9187 28% 449
5,952 miles from location University of Phoenix-Chattanooga Campus Chattanooga TN 3.7657 n/a 258
5,954 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Chattanooga Chattanooga TN 10.7899 100% 250
 

Curious what studying Law Enforcement gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 13,440 $41,050 28.1%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 1,570 $58,730 -32.0%
 

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