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Law Enforcement Schools in Illinois

There are 46 schools in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement programs. In 2010, 1,768 students graduated from programs at Illinois law enforcement schools. 941 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 582 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

1,569 students graduate from programs in this state in law enforcement, on average, every year. This accounts for 3% of students who US schools graduate from law enforcement programs. Specifically, 205 students graduated with law enforcement certificates, 582 with a degree at the associate's level, 941 with a bachelor's level degree, and 40 with a master's level degree.

46 law enforcement schools are in this Great Lakes state. Out of these, 35 schools are public, while 11 schools are private. While tuition at a public law enforcement school varies from $10,149 to $10,468, tuition at a private law enforcement school varies from $18,048 to $28,660.

Average tuition for programs in law enforcement is $20,145. The highest tuition for programs in law enforcement, which is $28,660 per year, is at Elmhurst College, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $10,149 per year, is at Western Illinois University.

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

Law Enforcement Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

1,569 students graduate from programs in this state in law enforcement, on average, every year. This accounts for 3% of students who US schools graduate from law enforcement programs. Specifically, 205 students graduated with law enforcement certificates, 582 with a degree at the associate's level, 941 with a bachelor's level degree, and 40 with a master's level degree.

Law Enforcement Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 248
  • Certificate 2007: 241
  • Certificate 2008: 218
  • Certificate 2009: 253
  • Certificate 2010: 205
  • Associate 2006: 554
  • Associate 2007: 564
  • Associate 2008: 533
  • Associate 2009: 565
  • Associate 2010: 582
  • Bachelor 2006: 485
  • Bachelor 2007: 595
  • Bachelor 2008: 577
  • Bachelor 2009: 973
  • Bachelor 2010: 941
  • Master 2006: 35
  • Master 2007: 35
  • Master 2008: 42
  • Master 2009: 33
  • Master 2010: 40

Law Enforcement Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 72 programs in law enforcement. Of these programs, approximately 50% 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 Illinois

  • Certificate: 21
  • Associate: 36
  • Bachelor: 13
  • Master: 2

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Salary by Percentile

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 50650
  • 25th Percentile: 61900
  • Median: 78630
  • 75th Percentile: 103690
  • 90th Percentile: 127020

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 60900
  • 25th Percentile: 82840
  • Median: 95860
  • 75th Percentile: 110780
  • 90th Percentile: 129750

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 34700
  • 25th Percentile: 52220
  • Median: 70660
  • 75th Percentile: 82910
  • 90th Percentile: 94560

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Employment Trend

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 76030
  • Median Salary 2007: 80210
  • Median Salary 2008: 72960
  • Median Salary 2009: 75420
  • Median Salary 2010: 78630
  • Total Employed 2006: 3700
  • Total Employed 2007: 3960
  • Total Employed 2008: 2920
  • Total Employed 2009: 2840
  • Total Employed 2010: 2970

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives — Employment Trend

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 80100
  • Median Salary 2007: 86370
  • Median Salary 2008: 91660
  • Median Salary 2009: 93350
  • Median Salary 2010: 95860
  • Total Employed 2006: 3030
  • Total Employed 2007: 4160
  • Total Employed 2008: 5120
  • Total Employed 2009: 5610
  • Total Employed 2010: 5080

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 59930
  • Median Salary 2007: 63630
  • Median Salary 2008: 67200
  • Median Salary 2009: 69900
  • Median Salary 2010: 70660
  • Total Employed 2006: 29700
  • Total Employed 2007: 31180
  • Total Employed 2008: 31970
  • Total Employed 2009: 31390
  • Total Employed 2010: 30110

Illinois vs National Law Enforcement Employment

Illinois vs National Law Enforcement Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.452% (38160)

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1. Argosy University - Chicago

225 N. Michigan Ave- Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 777-7600

Argosy University-Chicago is a for-profit 4-year institution. Argosy, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. This small school offers students two certificates, three bachelors level degrees, four masters level degrees, and four degrees at the doctoral level. 1,464 students pursued degrees from the eight programs at Argosy in 2010. It offers subjects including business management and criminal justice. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits Argosy.

2. John Wood Community College

1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305-8736
(217) 224-6500

John Wood Community College offers one law enforcement program and this college, which is near Quincy, is in a rural area. Overall, 2,501 students seek degrees in 34 John Wood Community College programs.

3. Danville Area Community College

2000 E Main St
Danville, IL 61832-5118
(217) 443-3222

Danville Area Community College is near the center of the city and this college offers one program in law enforcement. Overall, 3,713 students pursue degrees in 66 programs at this college.

4. ITT Technical Institute - Mount Prospect

1401 Feehanville Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056-9823
(847) 375-8800

ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect offers two programs in law enforcement. More specifically, students are offered one associate's level law enforcement degree by it and one bachelor's level law enforcement degree. ITT Tech is located in the suburbs of Mount Prospect, Illinois. 513 students pursue degrees in 16 ITT programs, overall.

5. Sauk Valley Community College

173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 288-5511

Sauk Valley Community College is in Dixon, IL and it offers one program in law enforcement. It is a public 2-year institution.

6. MacMurray College

447 E. College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2590
(217) 479-7000

MacMurray College is located in Jacksonville, IL. MacMurray offers two programs in law enforcement. Specifically, it offers students one law enforcement degree at the associate's level and one bachelor's level law enforcement degree. Mac is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

7. ITT Technical Institute - Oak Brook

800 Jorie Boulevard- Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 472-7000

ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook is a for-profit 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Oak Brook, Illinois. This school is one of several campuses. It offers eight associates level degrees and seven bachelors level degrees to students. In 2010, 470 students pursued degrees from the 12 programs at ITT Tech. ITT offers subjects such as project management and drafting. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this technical college. It is one of 8 technical colleges in Illinois.

8. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Olney Central College

305 N West Street
Olney, IL 62450
(618) 393-2982

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College offers one law enforcement program. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

9. Shawnee Community College

8364 Shawnee College Rd
Ullin, IL 62992
(618) 634-3200

Shawnee Community College, which is several miles from Ullin, is located in a rural setting and it offers one program in law enforcement. This college is a public 2-year institution.

10. The University of Phoenix - Chicago

1500 McConnor Pkwy Ste 700
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4395
(847) 413-1922

The University of Phoenix-Chicago is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is 2.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Schaumburg, IL. This school is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including technology, project management, and law enforcement. This school offers students five bachelors level degrees and two degrees at the masters level. In 2010, 1,269 students sought degrees from the six programs at this school. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it.

11. Northwestern College - Southwestern

7725 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455
(888) 205-2283

Northwestern College-Southwestern is located in the suburbs of Bridgeview, Illinois and it offers one law enforcement program. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

12. Kendall College

900 N. North Branch St.
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 752-2000

Kendall College is a for-profit 4-year institution, founded in 1934. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Chicago, IL. This school offers subjects such as education, business, and pastry arts. It offers two certificates, two associates level degrees, and eight bachelors level degrees to students. 2,545 students sought degrees from the nine programs at Kendall in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

13. ITT Technical Institute - Orland Park

11551 184th Place
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 326-3200

ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park, which is just a few miles from Orland Park, is in a rural setting. It offers two programs in law enforcement. Specifically, students are offered one law enforcement degree at the associate's level by ITT Tech and one law enforcement degree at the bachelor's level. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

14. Illinois Valley Community College

815 N Orlando Smith Ave
Oglesby, IL 61348-9692
(815) 224-2720

Illinois Valley Community College is located in Oglesby, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two law enforcement programs. Out of those, this community college offers students one law enforcement certificate and one associate's level degree in law enforcement. 4,507 students pursue degrees in 46 Illinois Valley Community College programs, overall.

15. Ellis University

111 N Canal St Ste 380
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 669-5000

Founded in 2008, Ellis University is a 4-year institution. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. This school offers subjects including forensic accounting and teaching. This very small school offers one certificate, two associates level degrees, 11 degrees at the bachelors level, and five degrees at the masters level to students. 1,338 students pursued degrees from the 15 programs at this school in 2010. It is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission. Ellis is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

16. Argosy University - Schaumburg

999 North Plaza Dr.- Suite 111
Schaumburg, IL 60173-5403
(847) 969-4900

Argosy University-Schaumburg is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Schaumburg, IL. This school is one of several campuses. Argosy offers subjects including educational leadership, business, and psychology. This school offers one certificate, three bachelors level degrees, four degrees at the masters level, and five degrees at the doctoral level to students. 796 students pursued degrees from the eight programs at this school in 2010. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it.

17. Lewis University

One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
(815) 838-0500

Lewis University is located in Romeoville, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and Lewis offers one law enforcement program. Overall, 6,139 students seek degrees in 103 Lewis programs.

18. Southeastern Illinois College

3575 College Road
Harrisburg, IL 62946
(618) 252-5400

Southeastern Illinois College, which is just a few miles from Harrisburg, is in a rural area. It offers two programs in law enforcement. Out of those, this community college offers students one law enforcement certificate and one law enforcement degree at the associate's level. This community college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

19. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is in Carbondale, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two law enforcement programs. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in law enforcement by it and one master's level degree in law enforcement. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. In terms of programs, SIU is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement.

20. The University of St Francis

500 N Wilcox St
Joliet, IL 60435-6188
(815) 740-3360

The University of St Francis, which is near the center of the city, is in Joliet, IL and it offers one program in law enforcement. USF is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in law enforcement.

21. Prairie State College

202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411-8226
(708) 709-3500

Prairie State College is in the suburbs of Chicago Heights, Illinois. It offers two programs in law enforcement. Out of those, this public college offers students one law enforcement certificate and one law enforcement degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution.

22. The College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
(630) 942-2800

The College of DuPage is located in the suburbs of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. It offers two law enforcement programs. Specifically, students are offered one law enforcement certificate by this college and one degree at the associate's level in law enforcement. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the third largest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement in terms of programs.

23. Carl Sandburg College

2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 344-2518

Carl Sandburg College, which is very close to Galesburg, Illinois, is located in a rural setting and it offers one law enforcement program. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement in terms of programs.

24. Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
(847) 697-1000

Elgin Community College is near the center of the city and it offers one program in law enforcement. 12,214 students seek degrees in 76 Elgin Community College programs, overall. In terms of programs, it is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement.

25. Greenville College

315 E. College Ave
Greenville, IL 62246
(618) 664-2800

Greenville College offers one program in law enforcement. It is a 4-year institution.

26. Lincoln College

300 Keokuk St
Lincoln, IL 62656
(217) 732-3155x242

Founded in 1865, Lincoln College is a 4-year institution. It is located in town of Lincoln, Illinois. It offers subjects including healthcare administration and history. It offers students three certificates, 15 associates level degrees, and six bachelors level degrees. 1,311 students sought degrees from the 19 programs at this small school in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

27. John A Logan College

700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918-2500
(618) 985-3741

John A Logan College is located in Carterville, IL. It offers two programs in law enforcement. Of those, this school offers one certificate in law enforcement to students and one degree at the associate's level in law enforcement. This school is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois.

28. Bradley University

1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625-0001
(309) 676-7611

Bradley University, which is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Peoria, IL and Bradley offers one law enforcement program. This school is a 4-year institution. Bradley is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement.

29. Kaskaskia College

27210 College Rd
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 545-3000

Kaskaskia College, which is near Centralia, is located in a rural area. This college offers two law enforcement programs. Out of those, this college offers students one law enforcement certificate and one associate's level law enforcement degree. This mid-sized college is a public 2-year institution.

30. Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
(618) 235-2700

Southwestern Illinois College is in Belleville, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers three law enforcement programs. Of those, this large school offers two certificates in law enforcement to students and one associate's level law enforcement degree. 13,221 students seek degrees in 100 programs at this school, overall. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement.

31. Morton College

3801 S Central Ave
Cicero, IL 60804-4398
(708) 656-8000

Morton College is located in the suburbs of Cicero, Illinois and it offers one law enforcement program. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This community college is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in law enforcement.

32. Triton College

2000 5th Ave
River Grove, IL 60171-1995
(708) 456-0300x3130

Triton College is located in the suburbs of River Grove, Illinois. This college offers two programs in law enforcement. Out of those, this college offers students one law enforcement certificate and one associate's level degree in law enforcement. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement.

33. McHenry County College

8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761
(815) 455-3700

McHenry County College offers one program in law enforcement and this college, which is very close to Crystal Lake, Illinois, is located in a rural area. 7,392 students seek degrees in 47 McHenry County College programs, overall.

34. Lincoln Land Community College

5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, IL 62794-9256
(217) 786-2200

Lincoln Land Community College, which is 4.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Springfield, IL. It offers two programs in law enforcement. Specifically, it offers students one law enforcement certificate and one associate's level degree in law enforcement. It is a public 2-year institution.

35. Richland Community College

One College Pk
Decatur, IL 62521-8512
(217) 875-7200

Richland Community College, which is only a few miles from Decatur, is in a rural setting. It offers two programs in law enforcement. More specifically, this community college offers one law enforcement certificate to students and one law enforcement degree at the associate's level. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

36. Harper College

1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
(847) 925-6000

Harper College is located in the suburbs of Palatine, Illinois. It offers two law enforcement programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in law enforcement by this school and one law enforcement degree at the associate's level. It is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fourth in the state of Illinois.

37. Oakton Community College

1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268
(847) 635-1600

Oakton Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Des Plaines, IL. It offers two law enforcement programs. Specifically, this college offers one law enforcement certificate to students and one law enforcement degree at the associate's level. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

38. Parkland College

2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821-1899
(217) 351-2200

Parkland College, which is 2.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Champaign, IL and this college offers one program in law enforcement. 9,715 students pursue degrees in 71 programs at this college, overall.

39. Lewis and Clark Community College

5800 Godfrey Rd
Godfrey, IL 62035
(618) 468-7000

Lewis and Clark Community College is in Godfrey, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two law enforcement programs. Specifically, it offers one law enforcement certificate to students and one associate's level degree in law enforcement. This college is a public 2-year institution.

40. Northwestern College

4829 North Lipps Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 777-4220

Northwestern College, which is near the center of the city, is in Chicago, IL and it offers one law enforcement program. This liberal arts college is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

41. Illinois Central College

One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
(309) 694-5422

Illinois Central College, which is near East Peoria, is in a rural setting and this college offers one law enforcement program. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This college ranks eighth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

42. The College of Lake County

19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
(847) 543-2000

The College of Lake County is in the suburbs of Grayslake, Illinois. It offers two law enforcement programs. More specifically, this college offers students one certificate in law enforcement and one associate's level law enforcement degree. It is a public 2-year institution.

43. Elmhurst College

190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126-3096
(630) 617-3500

Elmhurst College is in the suburbs of Elmhurst, Illinois and this school offers one program in law enforcement. It is a 4-year institution.

44. Moraine Valley Community College

9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937
(708) 974-4300

Moraine Valley Community College is located in the suburbs of Palos Hills, Illinois and this college offers one law enforcement program. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

45. Western Illinois University

1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 295-1414

Western Illinois University is located in Macomb, IL. It offers four law enforcement programs. Out of those, students are offered one law enforcement certificate by WIU, two law enforcement degrees at the bachelor's level, and one law enforcement degree at the master's level. This school is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. This school is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement in terms of programs.

46. Joliet Junior College

1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431-8938
(815) 729-9020

Joliet Junior College is in Joliet, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this college offers one program in law enforcement. 15,676 students pursue degrees in 89 Joliet Junior College programs, overall. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement.

47. Kankakee Community College

100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 802-8500

Kankakee Community College is located in the suburbs of Kankakee, Illinois. This college offers two law enforcement programs. Out of those, this medium-sized college offers one law enforcement certificate to students and one associate's level law enforcement degree. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement.

48. South Suburban College

15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473-1200
(708) 596-2000x5894

South Suburban College offers one program in law enforcement and it is located in the suburbs of South Holland, Illinois. Overall, 7,161 students pursue degrees in 53 South Suburban College programs. This college is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement programs.

49. Rend Lake College

468 N Ken Gray Pky
Ina, IL 62846
(618) 437-5321

Rend Lake College is in Ina, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one program in law enforcement. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

50. Rock Valley College

3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114-5699
(815) 921-7821

Rock Valley College, which is 5.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Rockford, IL and it offers one law enforcement program. It is a public 2-year institution.

51. Millikin University

1184 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522-2084
(217) 424-6211

Millikin University offers one program in law enforcement and Milikin, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Decatur, IL. Milikin is a 4-year institution. It is the tenth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement.

52. Waubonsee Community College

Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-0901
(630) 466-7900x5756

Waubonsee Community College, which is very close to Sugar Grove, Illinois, is in a rural area. It offers two law enforcement programs. Of those, this community college offers one law enforcement certificate to students and one law enforcement degree at the associate's level. 10,428 students seek degrees in 80 Waubonsee Community College programs, overall.

53. Black Hawk College

6600-34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265-5899
(309) 796-5000

Black Hawk College offers two law enforcement programs. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in law enforcement by it and one associate's level degree in law enforcement. This college, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Moline, IL. Overall, 6,677 students pursue degrees in 57 Black Hawk College programs. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering law enforcement programs.