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Law Enforcement Schools in Massachusetts

There are 27 schools in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement programs. 1,214 students graduated from programs at Massachusetts law enforcement schools in 2010. 372 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 367 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

1,070 students graduate from programs in this state in law enforcement, on average, per year. This accounts for 2% of students who schools in the United States graduate from law enforcement programs. Specifically, 363 students graduated with certificates in law enforcement, 367 with an associate's level degree, 372 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 112 with a degree at the master's level.

27 law enforcement schools are located in this eastern state. Of these, while 13 schools are private, 14 schools are public. While public law enforcement school tuition varies from $7,053 to $10,506, tuition at a private law enforcement school varies from $23,772 to $31,380.

Average tuition for law enforcement programs is $20,145. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,053 per year, is at Bridgewater State University, while the highest tuition for law enforcement programs, which is $31,380 each year, is at Merrimack College.

Schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for law enforcement students.

Law Enforcement Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

1,070 students graduate from programs in this state in law enforcement, on average, per year. This accounts for 2% of students who schools in the United States graduate from law enforcement programs. Specifically, 363 students graduated with certificates in law enforcement, 367 with an associate's level degree, 372 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 112 with a degree at the master's level.

Law Enforcement Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 33
  • Certificate 2007: 41
  • Certificate 2008: 144
  • Certificate 2009: 293
  • Certificate 2010: 363
  • Associate 2006: 287
  • Associate 2007: 267
  • Associate 2008: 271
  • Associate 2009: 301
  • Associate 2010: 367
  • Bachelor 2006: 407
  • Bachelor 2007: 373
  • Bachelor 2008: 393
  • Bachelor 2009: 360
  • Bachelor 2010: 372
  • Master 2006: 176
  • Master 2007: 104
  • Master 2008: 118
  • Master 2009: 145
  • Master 2010: 112
  • Doctorate 2006: 0
  • Doctorate 2007: 0
  • Doctorate 2008: 0
  • Doctorate 2009: 0
  • Doctorate 2010: 0

Law Enforcement Program Availability in Massachusetts

Massachusetts schools offer a total of 45 programs in law enforcement. Of these programs, about 33% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the bachelors level, the associates level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Law Enforcement Program Availability in Massachusetts

  • Certificate: 15
  • Associate: 11
  • Bachelor: 11
  • Master: 7
  • Doctorate: 1

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Salary by Percentile

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 45500
  • 25th Percentile: 54010
  • Median: 66750
  • 75th Percentile: 92780
  • 90th Percentile: 130440

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 60090
  • 25th Percentile: 68180
  • Median: 81540
  • 75th Percentile: 92840
  • 90th Percentile: 111690

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 39630
  • 25th Percentile: 48660
  • Median: 55590
  • 75th Percentile: 63960
  • 90th Percentile: 72010

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Employment Trend

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 66050
  • Median Salary 2007: 67940
  • Median Salary 2008: 70440
  • Median Salary 2009: 66100
  • Median Salary 2010: 66750
  • Total Employed 2006: 1350
  • Total Employed 2007: 1390
  • Total Employed 2008: 1440
  • Total Employed 2009: 1780
  • Total Employed 2010: 1790

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives — Employment Trend

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 73810
  • Median Salary 2007: 77800
  • Median Salary 2008: 76860
  • Median Salary 2009: 79520
  • Median Salary 2010: 81540
  • Total Employed 2006: 2580
  • Total Employed 2007: 2640
  • Total Employed 2008: 2770
  • Total Employed 2009: 3610
  • Total Employed 2010: 3550

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49220
  • Median Salary 2007: 51590
  • Median Salary 2008: 53680
  • Median Salary 2009: 55340
  • Median Salary 2010: 55590
  • Total Employed 2006: 15690
  • Total Employed 2007: 16020
  • Total Employed 2008: 15860
  • Total Employed 2009: 16410
  • Total Employed 2010: 16330

Massachusetts vs National Law Enforcement Employment

Massachusetts vs National Law Enforcement Employment

  • Employed in Massachusetts: 2.528% (21670)

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1. Dean College

99 Main Street
Franklin, MA 02038-1941
(508) 541-1900

Dean College is in the suburbs of Franklin, Massachusetts and Dean offers one program in law enforcement. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts. This school is the oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in law enforcement.

2. Nichols College

Center Rd
Dudley, MA 01571-5000
(508) 213-1560

Nichols College is in Dudley, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and Nichols offers one law enforcement program. Nichols is the second oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in law enforcement.

3. The Lincoln Technical Institute - Brockton

365 Westgate Drive
Brockton, MA 02301-1818
(508) 941-0730

The Lincoln Technical Institute-Brockton offers one program in law enforcement and it is located in the suburbs of Brockton, Massachusetts. This school is one of 69 vocational schools in Massachusetts.

4. The Massachusetts Maritime Academy

101 Academy Dr
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-1803
(508) 830-5000

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy is located in the suburbs of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts and it offers one law enforcement program. It is the only military academy in Massachusetts. In terms of programs, MMA is the fourth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement.

5. The Lincoln Technical Institute - Lowell

211 Plain St
Lowell, MA 1852
(978) 458-4800

The Lincoln Technical Institute-Lowell is located in the suburbs of Lowell, Massachusetts and it offers one program in law enforcement. This school is one of 69 vocational schools in Massachusetts.

6. Bristol Community College

777 Elsbree St
Fall River, MA 02720-7395
(508) 678-2811

Bristol Community College offers one program in law enforcement and this college, which is 2.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Fall River, MA. It is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. It ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Massachusetts.

7. Curry College

1071 Blue Hill Ave
Milton, MA 02186-2395
(617) 333-2900

Curry College is in the suburbs of Milton, Massachusetts and it offers one program in law enforcement. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts. This school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in law enforcement.

8. Mildred Elley

505 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201-5300
(413) 499-8618

Mildred Elley offers one program in law enforcement and this school is located in the center of Pittsfield. It is a for-profit institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement programs.

9. The Lincoln Technical Institute - Somerville

5 Middlesex Ave
Somerville, MA 2145
(617) 776-3500

The Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville offers one law enforcement program and Lincoln Tech is in the suburbs of Somerville, Massachusetts. It is a for-profit institution. In terms of programs, this vocational school is the seventh largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement.

10. Mount Wachusett Community College

444 Green St
Gardner, MA 01440-1000
(978) 632-6600

Mount Wachusett Community College offers two law enforcement programs. More specifically, students are offered one law enforcement certificate by this college and one degree at the associate's level in law enforcement. This community college is in Gardner, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts.

11. Quinsigamond Community College

670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606-2092
(508) 853-2300

Quinsigamond Community College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Worcester, MA. This college offers two law enforcement programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in law enforcement by this college and one degree at the associate's level in law enforcement. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this community college is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement.

12. Becker College

61 Sever St
Worcester, MA 01609-2165
(508) 791-9241

Becker College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Worcester, MA and BC offers one law enforcement program. 1,793 students pursue degrees in 28 programs at BC, overall. This school is the seventh largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement.

13. Eastern Nazarene College

23 E Elm Ave
Quincy, MA 02170-2999
(617) 745-3000x3706

Eastern Nazarene College, which is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Quincy, MA and it offers one program in law enforcement. This liberal arts college is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement in terms of programs.

14. Suffolk University

8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill
Boston, MA 02108-2770
(617) 573-8000

Suffolk University offers one law enforcement program and it is located in the center of Boston. In terms of enrollment, SU ranks fourth in the state of Massachusetts.

15. Salem State University

352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA 1970
(978) 542-6000

Salem State University is in the suburbs of Salem, Massachusetts. It offers two law enforcement programs. More specifically, this school offers one law enforcement degree at the bachelor's level to students and one master's level law enforcement degree. This public school is one of 42 public post-secondary institutions in Massachusetts. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement programs.

16. Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
(413) 782-3111

Western New England University, which is 3.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Springfield, MA. It offers two law enforcement programs. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the bachelor's level in law enforcement by this school and one degree at the master's level in law enforcement. It is a 4-year institution.

17. Massachusetts Bay Community College

50 Oakland St
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-5399
(781) 239-3000

Massachusetts Bay Community College is in the suburbs of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts and this college offers one law enforcement program. It is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. In terms of programs, it is the fifth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement.

18. Merrimack College

315 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 1845
(978) 837-5000

Merrimack College is in the suburbs of North Andover, Massachusetts and Merrimack offers one law enforcement program. Merrimack is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts.

19. The University of Massachusetts - Lowell

1 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854-5104
(978) 934-4000

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell is in the suburbs of Lowell, Massachusetts. UML offers three programs in law enforcement. Specifically, this mid-sized university offers two law enforcement certificates to students and one bachelor's level degree in law enforcement. 14,702 students pursue degrees in 120 programs at this university, overall. It ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Massachusetts.

20. Bunker Hill Community College

250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129-2925
(617) 228-2000

Bunker Hill Community College offers two programs in law enforcement. Of those, it offers students one law enforcement certificate and one law enforcement degree at the associate's level. This college, which is 1.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Boston, MA. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement.

21. Greenfield Community College

One College Dr
Greenfield, MA 01301-9739
(413) 775-1000

Greenfield Community College offers one program in law enforcement and this college, which is very close to Greenfield, Massachusetts, is in a rural setting. It is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. This college is the fourth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement in terms of programs.

22. Bridgewater State University

131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 2325
(508) 531-1000

Bridgewater State University is in the suburbs of Bridgewater, Massachusetts and BSU offers one program in law enforcement. It is a public 4-year institution. Bridgewater is the second oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement programs.

23. Cape Cod Community College

2240 Iyannough Rd
West Barnstable, MA 02668-1599
(508) 362-2131

Cape Cod Community College offers one law enforcement program and this college, which is near the center of the city, is in West Barnstable, MA. This college is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement programs.

24. Anna Maria College

50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612-1198
(508) 849-3300

Anna Maria College is in Paxton, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers three programs in law enforcement. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in law enforcement, one degree at the bachelor's level in law enforcement, and one degree at the master's level in law enforcement. It is a 4-year institution.

25. Massasoit Community College

One Massasoit Boulevard
Brockton, MA 02302-3996
(508) 588-9100

Massasoit Community College offers three law enforcement programs. More specifically, students are offered two certificates in law enforcement by it and one degree at the associate's level in law enforcement. It is located in the suburbs of Brockton, Massachusetts. 8,053 students seek degrees in 64 programs at this college, overall. This college is the eighth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement.

26. Northern Essex Community College

100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-2399
(978) 556-3000

Northern Essex Community College, which is very close to Haverhill, Massachusetts, is in a rural setting. It offers two programs in law enforcement. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in law enforcement and one degree at the associate's level in law enforcement. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering law enforcement programs.

27. Springfield Technical Community College

1 Armory Sq
Springfield, MA 01105-1296
(413) 781-7822

Springfield Technical Community College is near the heart of downtown. This school offers two programs in law enforcement. Specifically, students are offered one law enforcement certificate by it and one associate's level degree in law enforcement. Overall, 6,887 students pursue degrees in 85 programs at this technical college.

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