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Law Enforcement Schools in Tennessee

There are 32 Tennessee schools offering law enforcement programs. 1,057 students graduated from programs at Tennessee law enforcement schools in 2010. 570 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 232 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 928 students graduate from programs in Tennessee in law enforcement per year. This accounts for 2% of students who schools in the United States graduate from law enforcement programs. More specifically, 232 students graduated with certificates in law enforcement, 223 with an associate's level degree, 570 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 32 with a master's level degree.

32 law enforcement schools are located in Tennessee. Out of these, 17 schools are public, while 15 schools are private. While tuition at a public law enforcement school varies from $5,704 to $7,382, tuition at a private law enforcement school varies from $10,500 to $19,518.

Average tuition for programs in law enforcement is $10,323. The highest tuition for programs in law enforcement, which is $19,518 every year, is at Martin Methodist College, while the lowest tuition in this mountain state, which is $5,704 each year, is at Tennessee State University.

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

Law Enforcement Program Completions in Tennessee 2006 - 2010

On average, 928 students graduate from programs in Tennessee in law enforcement per year. This accounts for 2% of students who schools in the United States graduate from law enforcement programs. More specifically, 232 students graduated with certificates in law enforcement, 223 with an associate's level degree, 570 with a degree at the bachelor's level, and 32 with a master's level degree.

Law Enforcement Program Completions in Tennessee 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 156
  • Certificate 2007: 147
  • Certificate 2008: 162
  • Certificate 2009: 144
  • Certificate 2010: 232
  • Associate 2006: 113
  • Associate 2007: 204
  • Associate 2008: 162
  • Associate 2009: 183
  • Associate 2010: 223
  • Bachelor 2006: 371
  • Bachelor 2007: 456
  • Bachelor 2008: 443
  • Bachelor 2009: 509
  • Bachelor 2010: 570
  • Master 2006: 32
  • Master 2007: 24
  • Master 2008: 33
  • Master 2009: 41
  • Master 2010: 32

Law Enforcement Program Availability in Tennessee

Tennessee schools offer a total of 51 law enforcement programs. Of these programs, close to 37.3% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Law Enforcement Program Availability in Tennessee

  • Certificate: 10
  • Associate: 17
  • Bachelor: 19
  • Master: 5

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Salary by Percentile

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 35080
  • 25th Percentile: 40960
  • Median: 48550
  • 75th Percentile: 64170
  • 90th Percentile: 109110

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 35210
  • 25th Percentile: 43200
  • Median: 55500
  • 75th Percentile: 69510
  • 90th Percentile: 84960

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27210
  • 25th Percentile: 33130
  • Median: 40360
  • 75th Percentile: 49170
  • 90th Percentile: 56560

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Employment Trend

Detectives and Criminal Investigators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 47770
  • Median Salary 2007: 44540
  • Median Salary 2008: 48250
  • Median Salary 2009: 47790
  • Median Salary 2010: 48550
  • Total Employed 2006: 2410
  • Total Employed 2007: 1390
  • Total Employed 2008: 1560
  • Total Employed 2009: 1550
  • Total Employed 2010: 1570

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives — Employment Trend

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50700
  • Median Salary 2007: 53420
  • Median Salary 2008: 57730
  • Median Salary 2009: 58150
  • Median Salary 2010: 55500
  • Total Employed 2006: 1530
  • Total Employed 2007: 1460
  • Total Employed 2008: 1230
  • Total Employed 2009: 1350
  • Total Employed 2010: 1470

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 31730
  • Median Salary 2007: 34480
  • Median Salary 2008: 36470
  • Median Salary 2009: 39510
  • Median Salary 2010: 40360
  • Total Employed 2006: 10970
  • Total Employed 2007: 12690
  • Total Employed 2008: 13040
  • Total Employed 2009: 12910
  • Total Employed 2010: 13440

Tennessee vs National Law Enforcement Employment

Tennessee vs National Law Enforcement Employment

  • Employed in Tennessee: 1.923% (16480)

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1. Roane State Community College

276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748
(865) 354-3000

Roane State Community College offers three law enforcement programs. Out of those, students are offered two certificates in law enforcement by this college and one associate's level degree in law enforcement. It is located in Harriman, Tennessee, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 6,839 students pursue degrees in 30 programs at this mid-sized college. This community college is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement programs.

2. Daymar Institute - Clarksville

1860 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN 37040-6718
(931) 552-7600

Daymar Institute-Clarksville is 2.8 miles from the center of the city. Daymar offers four law enforcement programs. More specifically, students are offered one law enforcement certificate by it, two degrees at the associate's level in law enforcement, and one law enforcement degree at the bachelor's level. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

3. Walters State Community College

500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813-6899
(423) 585-2600

Walters State Community College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Morristown, TN. This college offers two law enforcement programs. More specifically, this community college offers one certificate in law enforcement to students and one associate's level law enforcement degree. It is one of 13 community colleges in Tennessee. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement in terms of programs.

4. The Miller-Motte Technical College - Chattanooga

6020 Shallowford Road Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 510-9675x200

The Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga offers one program in law enforcement and it is 6.9 miles from the center of the city. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

5. Northeast State Community College

2425 Hwy 75
Blountville, TN 37617-0246
(423) 323-3191

Northeast State Community College is in Blountville, Tennessee, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one law enforcement program. Overall, 6,775 students seek degrees in 30 programs at this community college. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement.

6. Strayer University - Tennessee

2620 Thousand Oaks Blvd Ste 1100
Memphis, TN 38118
(901) 369-0835

Strayer University-Tennessee is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is 9.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Memphis, TN. It is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including healthcare and marketing. Strayer offers four certificates, eight degrees at the associates level, six degrees at the bachelors level, and seven masters level degrees to students. 3,063 students pursued degrees from the 15 programs at this school in 2010.

7. Virginia College School of Business and Health

721 Eastgate Loop Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 893-2000

Virginia College School of Business and Health, which is near the center of the city, is located in Chattanooga, TN. It offers two programs in law enforcement. Out of those, it offers students one associate's level degree in law enforcement and one bachelor's level law enforcement degree. Overall, 540 students seek degrees in 16 Virginia College School of Business and Health programs. VC is the eighth largest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement in terms of programs.

8. ITT Technical Institute - Knoxville

10208 Technology Dr
Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 671-2800

ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville offers two programs in law enforcement. More specifically, ITT Tech offers one law enforcement degree at the associate's level to students and one bachelor's level degree in law enforcement. This technical college is one of 10 technical colleges in Tennessee. ITT is the fourth largest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement in terms of programs.

9. Dyersburg State Community College

1510 Lake Rd
Dyersburg, TN 38024-2411
(731) 286-3200

Dyersburg State Community College offers one program in law enforcement. This college is one of 13 community colleges in Tennessee. This community college is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement programs.

10. Bethel University

325 Cherry Ave
McKenzie, TN 38201
(731) 352-4000

Bethel University is in McKenzie, TN and Bethel offers one law enforcement program. Overall, 4,395 students seek degrees in 33 Bethel programs. In terms of enrollment, it ranks ninth in the state of Tennessee.

11. ITT Technical Institute - Cordova

7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway
Cordova, TN 38016
(901) 381-0200

ITT Technical Institute-Cordova is in the suburbs of Cordova, Tennessee. It offers two law enforcement programs. More specifically, students are offered one associate's level degree in law enforcement by ITT Tech and one bachelor's level law enforcement degree. This school is one of 10 technical colleges in Tennessee. In terms of programs, it is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement.

12. Remington College - Nashville

441 Donelson Pk Ste 150
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-5520

Remington College-Nashville is near the heart of downtown and it offers one law enforcement program. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

13. Cleveland State Community College

3535 Adkisson Drive
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 472-7141

Cleveland State Community College offers one law enforcement program and this college is near the center of the city. 3,753 students seek degrees in 15 programs at this college, overall. In terms of programs, it is the third biggest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement.

14. The University of Phoenix - Memphis

65 Germantown Ct Ste 100
Cordova, TN 38018-7290
(901) 751-1086

The University of Phoenix-Memphis, which is 2.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Cordova, TN and Phoenix offers one law enforcement program. Overall, 1,333 students pursue degrees in 26 University of Phoenix-Memphis programs.

15. Argosy University - Nashville

100 Centerview Dr- Suite 225
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 525-2800

Argosy University-Nashville is a for-profit 4-year institution. Argosy, which is 8.4 miles from the center of the city, is in Nashville, TN. It is one of several campuses. Argosy offers subjects including public health and criminal justice. Argosy offers four bachelors level degrees, six degrees at the masters level, and four doctoral level degrees to students. 537 students pursued degrees from the ten programs at this school in 2010. This specialized school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

16. Nashville State Community College

120 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37209-4515
(615) 353-3333

Nashville State Community College offers one program in law enforcement and this college is near the heart of downtown. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement in terms of programs.

17. The University of Phoenix - Chattanooga

1208 Pointe Centre Dr
Chattanooga, TN 37421-3983
(423) 499-2500

The University of Phoenix-Chattanooga is a for-profit 4-year institution. UPX, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Chattanooga, TN. This very small school is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including accounting and entrepreneurship. Students are offered 29 bachelors level degrees and one degree at the masters level by this school. 552 students pursued degrees from the 29 programs at this school in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

18. Columbia State Community College

1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 540-2722

Columbia State Community College offers two programs in law enforcement. More specifically, this college offers one certificate in law enforcement to students and one associate's level degree in law enforcement. 5,592 students pursue degrees in 19 programs at this college, overall. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks tenth in the state of Tennessee.

19. Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison Street
Pulaski, TN 38478-2799
(931) 363-9800

Martin Methodist College is in town of Pulaski, Tennessee and this school offers one program in law enforcement. MMC is one of 15 liberal arts colleges in Tennessee.

20. Remington College - Memphis

2710 Nonconnah Blvd
Memphis, TN 38132
(901) 345-1000

Remington College-Memphis is 6.3 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in law enforcement. RC is a for-profit 4-year institution. This small school is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement.

21. ITT Technical Institute - Nashville

2845 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214-3717
(615) 889-8700

ITT Technical Institute-Nashville is near the center of the city. ITT offers two programs in law enforcement. More specifically, this school offers students one law enforcement degree at the associate's level and one bachelor's level degree in law enforcement. 1,010 students seek degrees in 19 programs at this specialized school, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the sixth largest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement.

22. The University of Phoenix - Nashville

616 Marriott Dr Ste 150
Nashville, TN 37214-5048
(615) 872-0188

The University of Phoenix-Nashville offers one law enforcement program and UOPX is 5.5 miles from the heart of downtown. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

23. Trevecca Nazarene University

333 Murfreesboro Rd
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 248-1200

Trevecca Nazarene University, which is 2.2 miles from the center of the city, is located in Nashville, TN and it offers one law enforcement program. It is a 4-year institution.

24. ITT Technical Institute - Chattanooga

5600 Brainerd Rd Suite G-1
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 510-6800

ITT Technical Institute-Chattanooga is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Chattanooga, TN. This school is one of several campuses. Students are offered seven degrees at the associates level and six degrees at the bachelors level by this technical college. In 2010, 333 students sought degrees from the ten programs at ITT Tech. This technical college offers subjects including business, business management, and management. This school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. It is one of 10 technical colleges in Tennessee.

25. Volunteer State Community College

1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066-3188
(615) 452-8600

Volunteer State Community College is in Gallatin, Tennessee, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one law enforcement program. 8,989 students seek degrees in 24 programs at this community college, overall. This public college is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Tennessee offering programs in law enforcement.

26. Lincoln Memorial University

6965 Cumberland Gap Pky
Harrogate, TN 37752-9900
(423) 869-3611x6377

Lincoln Memorial University offers one law enforcement program and it is in Harrogate, Tennessee, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This liberal arts college is one of 15 liberal arts colleges in Tennessee. It ranks eighth in terms of enrollment in the state of Tennessee.

27. East Tennessee State University

807 University Pky
Johnson City, TN 37614-0000
(423) 439-1000

East Tennessee State University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Johnson City, TN. East Tennessee State offers two law enforcement programs. Specifically, it offers one bachelor's level law enforcement degree to students and one degree at the master's level in law enforcement. 14,952 students seek degrees in 108 East Tennessee State University programs, overall. It is the biggest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement in terms of programs.

28. Cumberland University

One Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 444-2562

Cumberland University offers two programs in law enforcement. Specifically, it offers students one associate's level law enforcement degree and one degree at the bachelor's level in law enforcement. This school is located in town of Lebanon, Tennessee. 1,375 students seek degrees in 49 programs at CU, overall.

29. Middle Tennessee State University

1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 898-2300

Middle Tennessee State University, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Murfreesboro, TN. 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. MTSU is one of 48 public post-secondary institutions in Tennessee. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement.

30. Austin Peay State University

601 College St
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-7011

Austin Peay State University offers one law enforcement program and it is in the center of Clarksville. This school is a public 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks fifth in the state of Tennessee.

31. Tennessee State University

3500 John Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
(615) 963-5111

Tennessee State University offers two law enforcement programs. More specifically, it offers one bachelor's level degree in law enforcement to students and one degree at the master's level in law enforcement. Tennessee State, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Nashville, TN. 8,930 students pursue degrees in 78 programs at Tennessee State, overall. In terms of programs, this medium-sized university is the third largest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement.

32. The University of Tennessee

527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-1000

The University of Tennessee offers one program in law enforcement and UT is located in the center of Knoxville. Overall, 30,300 students seek degrees in 238 programs at UT Knoxville. In terms of programs, it is the sixth largest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement.

33. Southwest Tennessee Community College

737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 333-5000

Southwest Tennessee Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Memphis, TN. This college offers three law enforcement programs. More specifically, students are offered two law enforcement certificates by it and one associate's level degree in law enforcement. It is one of 13 community colleges in Tennessee.

34. The University of Tennessee - Martin

University Street
Martin, TN 38238-0002
(731) 881-7000

The University of Tennessee-Martin offers one program in law enforcement. 8,467 students pursue degrees in 49 programs at UTM, overall.

35. The University of Memphis

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Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-2000

The University of Memphis is 6.6 miles from the center of the city. This university offers two programs in law enforcement. More specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in law enforcement by this university and one master's level law enforcement degree. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution. U of M is the second largest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement.

36. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
(423) 425-4111

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is located in the center of Chattanooga. UTC offers two law enforcement programs. Out of those, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in law enforcement and one law enforcement degree at the master's level. It is a public 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Tennessee offering law enforcement.

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