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Law Enforcement Schools in Colorado

There are 25 Colorado schools offering law enforcement programs. 1,907 students graduated from programs at Colorado law enforcement schools in 2010. 725 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 551 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 1,650 students graduate from programs in Colorado in law enforcement every year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from law enforcement programs. Specifically, 551 students graduated with certificates in law enforcement, 725 with a degree at the associate's level, 459 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 172 with a master's level degree.

25 law enforcement schools are located in Colorado. Of these, while 11 schools are private, 14 schools are public. While tuition at a public law enforcement school varies from $6,029 to $7,214, tuition at a private law enforcement school varies from $8,100 to $24,429.

Average tuition for programs in law enforcement is $9,979. The lowest tuition in this mountain state, which is $6,029 each year, is at Mesa State College, while the highest tuition for programs in law enforcement, which is $24,429 each year, is at Johnson & Wales University-Denver.

Colorado law enforcement schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Law Enforcement Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,650 students graduate from programs in Colorado in law enforcement every year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from law enforcement programs. Specifically, 551 students graduated with certificates in law enforcement, 725 with a degree at the associate's level, 459 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 172 with a master's level degree.

Law Enforcement Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 347
  • Certificate 2007: 286
  • Certificate 2008: 475
  • Certificate 2009: 386
  • Certificate 2010: 551
  • Associate 2006: 183
  • Associate 2007: 164
  • Associate 2008: 373
  • Associate 2009: 697
  • Associate 2010: 725
  • Bachelor 2006: 342
  • Bachelor 2007: 653
  • Bachelor 2008: 515
  • Bachelor 2009: 532
  • Bachelor 2010: 459
  • Master 2006: 39
  • Master 2007: 20
  • Master 2008: 30
  • Master 2009: 136
  • Master 2010: 172

Law Enforcement Program Availability in Colorado

Colorado schools offer a total of 52 law enforcement programs. Of these programs, about 36.5% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the masters level.

Law Enforcement Program Availability in Colorado

  • Certificate: 16
  • Associate: 19
  • Bachelor: 12
  • Master: 5

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Salary by Percentile

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42960
  • 25th Percentile: 59930
  • Median: 75810
  • 75th Percentile: 91080
  • 90th Percentile: 120740

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives — Salary by Percentile

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 64530
  • 25th Percentile: 77090
  • Median: 85670
  • 75th Percentile: 99520
  • 90th Percentile: 115040

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41040
  • 25th Percentile: 51050
  • Median: 62540
  • 75th Percentile: 71400
  • 90th Percentile: 78700

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Employment Trend

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 68580
  • Median Salary 2007: 72060
  • Median Salary 2008: 74230
  • Median Salary 2009: 75480
  • Median Salary 2010: 75810
  • Total Employed 2006: 1700
  • Total Employed 2007: 1650
  • Total Employed 2008: 1710
  • Total Employed 2009: 1790
  • Total Employed 2010: 1710

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives — Employment Trend

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 81100
  • Median Salary 2007: 85830
  • Median Salary 2008: 89690
  • Median Salary 2009: 85950
  • Median Salary 2010: 85670
  • Total Employed 2006: 1060
  • Total Employed 2007: 1010
  • Total Employed 2008: 1030
  • Total Employed 2009: 1270
  • Total Employed 2010: 1270

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 53190
  • Median Salary 2007: 56380
  • Median Salary 2008: 59520
  • Median Salary 2009: 61490
  • Median Salary 2010: 62540
  • Total Employed 2006: 8790
  • Total Employed 2007: 8750
  • Total Employed 2008: 9020
  • Total Employed 2009: 9700
  • Total Employed 2010: 9590

Colorado vs National Law Enforcement Employment

Colorado vs National Law Enforcement Employment

  • Employed in Colorado: 1.467% (12570)

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1. Everest College - Aurora

14280 East Jewell Ave
Aurora, CO 80012-5692
(303) 745-6244

Everest College-Aurora is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in law enforcement.

2. Colorado Northwestern Community College

500 Kennedy Drive
Rangely, CO 81648-3598
(970) 675-2261

Colorado Northwestern Community College is located in Rangely, Colorado, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in law enforcement. Specifically, this community college offers one law enforcement certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in law enforcement. Overall, 1,450 students seek degrees in 30 programs at this community college. This community college is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in law enforcement.

3. The University of Phoenix - Colorado

10004 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124-5453
(303) 755-9090

The University of Phoenix-Colorado is in Lone Tree, Colorado, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this school offers one program in law enforcement. This small school is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering law enforcement programs.

4. Trinidad State Junior College

600 Prospect St
Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-5011

Trinidad State Junior College offers two programs in law enforcement. Out of those, students are offered one law enforcement certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in law enforcement. 1,916 students seek degrees in 45 Trinidad State Junior College programs, overall. It is the oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering law enforcement programs.

5. Delta Montrose Technical College

1765 US Hwy 50
Delta, CO 81416
(970) 874-7671

Delta Montrose Technical College offers one law enforcement program. It is one of 31 public post-secondary institutions in Colorado.

6. The University of Phoenix - Southern Colorado

5725 Mark Dabling Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919-2221
(719) 235-4028

The University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is 5.5 miles from the center of the city, is in Colorado Springs, CO. UPX is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects including education, management, and forensic accounting. Students are offered one certificate, 17 bachelors level degrees, and eight degrees at the masters level by UOPX. In 2010, 727 students pursued degrees from the 24 programs at Phoenix. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it.

7. Aspen University

720 S Colorado Blvd Ste 1150N
Denver, CO 80246
(800) 441-4746

Aspen University offers two law enforcement programs. Out of those, this school offers students one law enforcement degree at the bachelor's level and one degree at the master's level in law enforcement. It is located in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, Aspen is the biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering law enforcement.

8. Argosy University - Denver

7600 East Eastman Avenue
Denver, CO 80231
(303) 923-4110

Argosy University-Denver is a for-profit 4-year institution. Argosy, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Denver, CO. It is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects including business management, allied health, and psychology. It offers one certificate, four degrees at the bachelors level, seven degrees at the masters level, and six degrees at the doctoral level to students. In 2010, 540 students sought degrees from the 13 programs at this school. This school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

9. Remington College - Colorado Springs

6050 Erin Park Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3401
(719) 532-1234

Remington College-Colorado Springs is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in law enforcement. Specifically, it offers students one associate's level law enforcement degree and one bachelor's level law enforcement degree.

10. ITT Technical Institute - Aurora

12500 E Iliff Ave Ste 100
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 695-6317

ITT Technical Institute-Aurora is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT Tech, which is near the center of the city, is located in Aurora, CO. It is one of several campuses. ITT Tech offers students six degrees at the associates level and three bachelors level degrees. In 2010, 263 students pursued degrees from the eight programs at this school. This technical college offers subjects such as information systems and criminal justice. This technical college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This school is one of 3 technical colleges in Colorado.

11. Johnson & Wales University - Denver

7150 Montview Blvd
Denver, CO 80220
(303) 256-9300

Johnson & Wales University-Denver Is near the heart of downtown. JWU offers two programs in law enforcement. Out of those, it offers one law enforcement degree at the associate's level to students and one bachelor's level law enforcement degree. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering law enforcement in terms of programs.

12. Pueblo Community College

900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004-1499
(719) 549-3200

Pueblo Community College offers two programs in law enforcement. Specifically, it offers students one law enforcement certificate and one law enforcement degree at the associate's level. This college is 1.6 miles from the heart of downtown. This medium-sized college is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado. In terms of programs, this college is the eighth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering law enforcement.

13. Everest College - Colorado Springs

1815 Jet Wing Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
(719) 638-6580

Everest College-Colorado Springs is near the center of the city and it offers one law enforcement program. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

14. Otero Junior College

1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-6831

Otero Junior College is located in town of La Junta, Colorado and this college offers one law enforcement program. It is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado.

15. ITT Technical Institute - Thornton

500 E 84th Ave Suite B12
Thornton, CO 80229-5338
(303) 288-4488

ITT Technical Institute-Thornton is in the suburbs of Thornton, Colorado. This school offers two law enforcement programs. Of those, students are offered one law enforcement degree at the associate's level by this technical college and one bachelor's level degree in law enforcement. This technical college is one of 3 technical colleges in Colorado.

16. Red Rocks Community College

13300 W Sixth Ave
Lakewood, CO 80228-1255
(303) 914-6600

Red Rocks Community College is in the suburbs of Lakewood, Colorado. It offers four law enforcement programs. More specifically, it offers two law enforcement certificates to students and two associate's level degrees in law enforcement. This large college is a public 2-year institution.

17. The Community College of Aurora

16000 E CentreTech Pky
Aurora, CO 80011-9036
(303) 360-4700

The Community College of Aurora is 1.8 miles from the center of the city. It offers two law enforcement programs. Specifically, students are offered one law enforcement certificate by this college and one associate's level law enforcement degree. It is a public 2-year institution.

18. Colorado Mountain College

831 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-0233
(800) 621-8559

Colorado Mountain College is located in town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado and it offers one program in law enforcement. 6,088 students pursue degrees in 43 programs at this school, overall. This school is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering law enforcement in terms of programs.

19. Aims Community College

5401 W. 20th St.
Greeley, CO 80632
(970) 330-8008

Aims Community College, which is 3.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Greeley, CO. It offers two programs in law enforcement. Of those, students are offered one law enforcement certificate by this community college and one degree at the associate's level in law enforcement. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in law enforcement.

20. Colorado Technical University - Greenwood Village

5775 Denver Tech Ctr Blvd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111-3201
(303) 694-6600

Colorado Technical University-Greenwood Village is in the suburbs of Greenwood Village, Colorado. This school offers three law enforcement programs. Out of those, students are offered one associate's level degree in law enforcement by CTU, one law enforcement degree at the bachelor's level, and one master's level law enforcement degree. 1,230 students pursue degrees in 27 CTU programs, overall.

21. Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs

4435 N Chestnut Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3812
(719) 598-0200

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs offers three law enforcement programs. Of those, CTU Colorado Springs offers students one degree at the associate's level in law enforcement, one law enforcement degree at the bachelor's level, and one master's level law enforcement degree. CTU Colorado Springs is near the heart of downtown. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. CTU Colorado Springs is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in law enforcement.

22. The University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO 80217-3364
(303) 556-5600

The University of Colorado Denver is near the center of the city. This university offers two law enforcement programs. Specifically, CU Denver offers students one law enforcement degree at the bachelor's level and one law enforcement degree at the master's level. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. UCD is the second biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering law enforcement.

23. Arapahoe Community College

5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
(303) 797-4222

Arapahoe Community College is in the suburbs of Littleton, Colorado. It offers three law enforcement programs. More specifically, this community college offers two law enforcement certificates to students and one associate's level degree in law enforcement. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the fifth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering law enforcement.

24. Mesa State College

1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
(970) 248-1020

Mesa State College, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Grand Junction, CO. This school offers two programs in law enforcement. Of those, students are offered one law enforcement certificate by this liberal arts college and one law enforcement degree at the associate's level. CMU is one of 7 liberal arts colleges in Colorado. This school ranks tenth in terms of enrollment in the state of Colorado.

25. Pikes Peak Community College

5675 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5498
(719) 502-2000

Pikes Peak Community College is located in the suburbs of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It offers five programs in law enforcement. Of those, this community college offers students three law enforcement certificates and two degrees at the associate's level in law enforcement. 15,299 students seek degrees in 74 Pikes Peak Community College programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering law enforcement.

26. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 255-3000

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs offers one law enforcement program and it is near the center of the city. This mid-sized school is a public 4-year institution. It ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Colorado.

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