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Law Enforcement in Ohio

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Ohio

Approximately 0.6% of graduates in of Ohio receive law enforcement degrees every year. Thus, Ohio's 86 law enforcement schools put out approximately 2,049 law enforcement professionals each year.

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The top-ranked school in Ohio with a law enforcement program is Ohio University-Main Campus, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. 1 students graduated with a degree in law enforcement from Ohio University-Main Campus in 2010. Tuition at Ohio University-Main Campus was $9,603 per year.

Cedarville University, which is located in Cedarville, is the second-ranked school in Ohio that has a law enforcement program. It received a ranking of 31st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Cedarville University graduated 11 students from its law enforcement program. Cedarville University charged in-state students $23,500 in tuition fees per year.

Ashland University, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Ohio that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Ashland. 15 students graduated with degree in law enforcement from Ashland University in 2010. Students at Ashland University paid $27,412 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Ohio's law enforcement schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $9,655 per year, though tuition can range from $27,412 per year to $1,735 per year. In 2010, the law enforcement schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Ohio were:

  1. Ashland University - located in Ashland, students are charged $27,412 per year
  2. The University of Findlay - located in Findlay, students are charged $26,798 per year
  3. Lake Erie College - located in Painesville, students are charged $25,674 per year

The following Ohio law enforcement schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, students are charged $2,537 per year
  3. Lorain County Community College - located in Elyria, students are charged $2,570 per year

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

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

  1. Cuyahoga County - 7,240 law enforcement professionals
  2. Delaware County - 4,430 law enforcement professionals
  3. Dearborn County - 4,200 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of law enforcement professionals in the state of Ohio will grow to 27,550. This would require a 1% growth in the profession.


law enforcement professionals in Ohio earn $60,585 per year on average. However, Ohio law enforcement professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,540 per year to more than $121,500 per year in 2010. On average law enforcement professional earn the most in the following Ohio counties:

  1. Cuyahoga County - $68,195 per year
  2. Portage County - $66,370 per year
  3. Greene County - $63,545 per year

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

  1. Jefferson County - $35,730 per year
  2. Coshocton County - $39,720 per year
  3. Allen County - $40,230 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $67,490 per year
  2. Police Officer - $53,680 per year

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

  1. Fugitive Detective - $67,490 per year
  2. Police Officer - $53,680 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in law enforcement in Ohio 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 Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Law Enforcement in Ohio
  • Certificate in Law Enforcement in Ohio

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 24,110 $53,680 0.2%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2,720 $67,490 25.9%

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