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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Utah


Approximately 0.4% of graduates in of Utah receive law enforcement degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 366 law enforcement professionals graduate from Utah's 14 law enforcement schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Utah with a law enforcement program is Southern Utah University, which is located in Cedar City. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. 48 students graduated with a degree in law enforcement from Southern Utah University in 2010. The tuition rate at Southern Utah University was $4,736 per year.

Bridgerland Applied Technology College, which is located in Logan, is the second-ranked school in Utah that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 59 students graduated from Bridgerland Applied Technology College law enforcement program.

The third-ranked school in Utah with a law enforcement program is ITT Technical Institute-Murray, which is located in Salt Lake City. In 2010, it was ranked 76th nationwide. In 2010, 31 students graduated from ITT Technical Institute-Murray law enforcement program. ITT Technical Institute-Murray charged in-state students $18,048 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Law enforcement schools in Utah, charge students an average tuition of $11,203 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $19,812 per year, or as little as $4,288 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Utah law enforcement schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Argosy University-Salt Lake City - located in Draper, students are charged $19,812 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Murray - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. Everest College-West Valley City - located in Salt Lake City, students are charged $16,289 per year

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

  1. Utah Valley University - located in Orem, students are charged $4,288 per year
  2. Weber State University - located in Ogden, students are charged $4,311 per year
  3. Southern Utah University - located in Cedar City, students are charged $4,736 per year

A law enforcement degree from an Utah school... what next?

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

  1. Salt Lake County - 2,180 law enforcement professionals
  2. Davis County - 740 law enforcement professionals
  3. Juab County - 660 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of law enforcement professionals in the state of Utah will grow to 5,520. This would require a 23% growth in the profession.

Salary

law enforcement professionals in Utah make an average of $57,785 per year. In 2010, however, some Utah law enforcement professional earned as little as less than $27,770 per year or as much as more than $120,860 per year. The counties in Utah with the highest average salary for law enforcement professionals are:

  1. Salt Lake County - $59,555 per year
  2. Davis County - $58,300 per year
  3. Juab County - $51,970 per year

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

  1. Zapata County - $38,830 per year
  2. Box Elder County - $39,230 per year
  3. Franklin County - $39,290 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $70,140 per year
  2. Police Officer - $45,430 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $70,140 per year
  2. Police Officer - $45,430 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,360 miles from location Broadview University-Salt Lake City Salt Lake City UT n/a n/a n/a
7,363 miles from location Strayer University-Utah Sandy UT n/a n/a n/a
7,359 miles from location Utah Valley University Orem UT 15.0907 n/a 28,765
7,355 miles from location Weber State University Ogden UT 23.3311 n/a 23,001
7,474 miles from location Southern Utah University Cedar City UT 27.7334 53% 8,066
7,362 miles from location University of Phoenix-Utah Campus Salt Lake City UT 12.2115 n/a 2,691
7,341 miles from location Bridgerland Applied Technology College Logan UT 25.1122 100% 882
7,362 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Murray Salt Lake City UT 23.7459 100% 748
7,362 miles from location Eagle Gate College Salt Lake City UT 16.9684 n/a 563
7,365 miles from location Everest College-West Valley City Salt Lake City UT 22.8339 100% 500
7,358 miles from location Provo College Provo UT 20.628 n/a 487
7,364 miles from location Argosy University-Salt Lake City Draper UT 2.03005 n/a 275
0 miles from location Provo College American Fork UT n/a n/a 119
7,358 miles from location Eagle Gate College Layton UT 6.69208 n/a 98
 

Curious what studying Law Enforcement gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 4,300 $45,430 13.5%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 420 $70,140 2.4%
 

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