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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Washington State
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Each year, approximately 0.3% of Washington State graduates receive degrees in law enforcement. Thus, Washington State's 27 law enforcement schools put out approximately 551 law enforcement professionals each year.
The top-ranked school in Washington State with a law enforcement program is Washington State University, which is located in Pullman. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, Washington State University graduated 126 students from its law enforcement program. Students at Washington State University paid $9,489 per year in tuition fees.
The second-ranked school in Washington State with a law enforcement program is Central Washington University, which is located in Ellensburg. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. In 2010, Central Washington University graduated 13 students from its law enforcement program. Tuition at Central Washington University was $7,110 per year.
The third-ranked school in Washington State with a law enforcement program is ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley, which is located in Spokane. In 2010, it was ranked 77th nationwide. 35 students graduated with degree in law enforcement from ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley in 2010. Tuition at ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley was $18,048 per year.
Law enforcement schools in Washington State, charge students an average tuition of $6,163 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $19,812 per year, or as little as $2,610 per year. In 2010, the law enforcement schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Washington State were:
- Argosy University-Seattle - located in Seattle, students are charged $19,812 per year
- ITT Technical Institute-Everett - located in Everett, students are charged $18,048 per year
- ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley - located in Spokane, students are charged $18,048 per year
The law enforcement schools in Washington State that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
- Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year
- Tacoma Community College - located in Tacoma, students are charged $3,019 per year
A law enforcement degree from a Washington State school... what next?
The largest populations of Washington State law enforcement professional are working in the following counties:
- King County - 3,350 law enforcement professionals
- Pierce County - 1,080 law enforcement professionals
- Spokane County - 490 law enforcement professionals
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of law enforcement professionals is expected to grow by 4% by 2018. There are projected to be 11,490 law enforcement professionals working in the Washington State then.
On average, law enforcement professionals earn $74,785 per year. In 2010, however, some Washington State law enforcement professional earned as little as less than $33,350 per year or as much as more than $119,330 per year. The counties in Washington State with the highest average salary for law enforcement professionals are:
- Pierce County - $74,945 per year
- Benton County - $73,620 per year
- King County - $71,720 per year
On average, law enforcement professionals earn the least in the following Washington State counties:
- Chelan County - $56,780 per year
- Grays Harbor County - $58,385 per year
- Columbia County - $60,745 per year
On average, the highest paid law enforcement professionals in Washington State were:
- Fugitive Detective - $83,840 per year
- Police Officer - $65,730 per year
On average, the lowest paid law enforcement professionals in Washington State were:
- Fugitive Detective - $83,840 per year
- Police Officer - $65,730 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Washington State 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 Washington State
- Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Washington State
- Master's Degree in Law Enforcement in Washington State
- Doctoral Degree in Law Enforcement in Washington State
- Certificate in Law Enforcement in Washington State
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|7,487 miles from location||Washington State University||Pullman||WA||72.817||37%||26,101|
|7,680 miles from location||Bellevue College||Bellevue||WA||15.3084||n/a||14,010|
|7,628 miles from location||Central Washington University||Ellensburg||WA||31.9043||40%||11,357|
|7,670 miles from location||Everett Community College||Everett||WA||13.4947||n/a||8,313|
|7,689 miles from location||Green River Community College||Auburn||WA||15.7392||n/a||8,205|
|7,710 miles from location||Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom||Lakewood||WA||12.9816||n/a||8,188|
|7,701 miles from location||Olympic College||Bremerton||WA||11.8614||n/a||7,536|
|7,472 miles from location||Spokane Community College||Spokane||WA||14.6787||n/a||7,445|
|7,585 miles from location||Columbia Basin College||Pasco||WA||10.7425||n/a||6,978|
|7,705 miles from location||Tacoma Community College||Tacoma||WA||11.2217||n/a||6,825|
|7,692 miles from location||Highline Community College||Seattle||WA||16.5765||n/a||6,725|
|7,684 miles from location||Shoreline Community College||Seattle||WA||13.8462||n/a||6,277|
|7,662 miles from location||Skagit Valley College||Mount Vernon||WA||14.1008||n/a||5,676|
|7,552 miles from location||Walla Walla Community College||Walla Walla||WA||17.3035||n/a||5,053|
|7,638 miles from location||Yakima Valley Community College||Yakima||WA||16.932||n/a||4,724|
|7,658 miles from location||Whatcom Community College||Bellingham||WA||13.7069||n/a||4,663|
|7,756 miles from location||Lower Columbia College||Longview||WA||16.7356||n/a||4,290|
|7,740 miles from location||Centralia College||Centralia||WA||18.6955||n/a||3,574|
|7,607 miles from location||Wenatchee Valley College||Wenatchee||WA||17.293||n/a||3,423|
|7,697 miles from location||Pierce College at Puyallup||Puyallup||WA||10.872||n/a||3,267|
|7,717 miles from location||Peninsula College||Port Angeles||WA||11.984||n/a||3,155|
|7,769 miles from location||Grays Harbor College||Aberdeen||WA||13.4003||n/a||2,285|
|7,687 miles from location||University of Phoenix-Western Washington Campus||Seattle||WA||9.30665||n/a||603|
|7,688 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute-Seattle||Seattle||WA||20.851||100%||593|
|7,674 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute-Everett||Everett||WA||14.8069||100%||506|
|7,466 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley||Spokane||WA||23.0275||100%||495|
|7,688 miles from location||Argosy University-Seattle||Seattle||WA||1.36146||n/a||487|
Curious what studying Law Enforcement gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Washington State
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers +||8,600||$65,730||9.1%|
|Detectives and Criminal Investigators +||1,810||$83,840||66.1%|
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