2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Law Enforcement Degrees

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All 25 schools on this list offer affordable online law enforcement degrees with annual tuitions under $14,000. Aspen University is the most affordable, with a low tuition of only $5,850 for a bachelor's degree in law enforcement management. Affordable online law enforcement degrees are available at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and certificate levels, with a wide variety of specializations. For students looking to get started in the field, Drury University, Park University, and Eastern Kentucky University have associate degree options available.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online law enforcement degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable law enforcement degrees below or read our full methodology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Law Enforcement Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Aspen University Annual Tuition $5,850 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#2 #2 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $7,500 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's
#3 #3 California Southern University Annual Tuition $7,650 Law Enforcement Degrees: Master's
#4 #4 Southeast Missouri State University Annual Tuition $7,950 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's
#5 #5 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,370 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#6 #6 Columbia College Annual Tuition $8,700 Law Enforcement Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 Drury University Annual Tuition $8,970 Law Enforcement Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#8 #8 Allied American University Annual Tuition $9,334 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's
#9 #9 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#10 #10 Saint Leo University Annual Tuition $9,630 Law Enforcement Degrees: Master's
#11 #11 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,700 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's
#12 #12 Michigan State University Annual Tuition $10,320 Law Enforcement Degrees: Master's
#13 #13 Colorado State University-Global Annual Tuition $10,500 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#14 #14 Seton Hall University Annual Tuition $10,548 Law Enforcement Degrees: Master's
#15 #15 Washburn University Annual Tuition $10,560 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's
#16 #16 University of San Diego Annual Tuition $11,184 Law Enforcement Degrees: Master's
#17 #17 Kent State University at Kent Annual Tuition $11,492 Law Enforcement Degrees: Master's
#18 #18 Indiana State University Annual Tuition $11,518 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#19 #19 Park University Annual Tuition $11,730 Law Enforcement Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#20 #20 Baker College Online Annual Tuition $11,750 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's
#22 #22 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,000 Law Enforcement Degrees: Associate and Bachelor's
#23 #23 Upper Iowa University Annual Tuition $12,900 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's
#24 #24 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Annual Tuition $13,280 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's
#25 #25 Tiffin University Annual Tuition $13,640 Law Enforcement Degrees: Bachelor's
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Communications in Law Enforcement; Criminology; Law Enforcement Management; Police Administration; Technology in Law Enforcement; Use of Force in Law Enforcement
  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Juvenile Delinquency; Political Violence
  • Annual Tuition: $7,650
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Administration of Police Executive Systems; Cultural Competency in Criminal Justice; Executive Corrections Management; Law Enforcement Code of Ethics; Police Administrative Policy Operations; Police Management of Technology
  • Annual Tuition: $7,950
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Investigations; Criminal Procedures; Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution; Policing in an Information Age; Race, Gender, Class and Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Budget Development and Execution; Dispute Resolution; Human Resource Management; Leadership & Motivation; Organizational Change
  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Budgeting and Planning for Criminal Justice Managers; Community Corrections; Corrections Administration; Current Issues and Future Directions in Criminal Justice; Law Enforcement and the Community; Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Ethical Issues in a Global Society; Judicial Process; Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; Principles of Forensic Science; Victimology

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,334
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics in Criminal Justice; Forensic Investigation; Homicide Investigation; Investigation of Computer Crime; Investigation of Terrorism; Kinesic Interviewing
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Crime Analysis and Effective Police Service; Crisis Intervention for Police; Effective Patrol and Community Policing; Ethics and the Criminal Justice Leader; Juvenile Justice System
  • Annual Tuition: $9,630
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Issues in Community Corrections; Crime Scene Investigation and Management; Hostage Negotiations Phase I & II; Impact of Terrorism on Homeland Security; Management of Human Resources in Criminal Justice Agencies; Offender Treatment Methodology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Investigation; Crisis Intervention; Police Process; Politics, Economics and Social Policy; Social Dimensions of Disaster
  • Annual Tuition: $10,320
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Analytic Thinking and Intelligence; Counterterrorism and Intelligence; Crime Causation, Prevention, and Controll; Globalization of Crime; Policy Analysis Under Conditions of Change; Proseminar in Law Enforcement Intelligence Operation
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Justice and the Constitution; Ethics for the Criminal Justice Professional; Law Enforcement and American Policing; Laws of Evidence; Research Methods for the Criminal Justice Professional
  • Annual Tuition: $10,548
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Relations; Current Legal Issues of Public Policies at State and Federal Levels; Human Relations; Personnel Administration; Principles of Public Sector Bargaining

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,560
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Criminology; Criminal Justice Communications; Criminal Law; Police Problems/Practices; Principles of Investigation
  • Annual Tuition: $11,184
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Budget and Finance for Law Enforcement Leaders; Communication for Law Enforcement Leaders; Community Assessment: Crime and Criminal Justice; Critical Issues in Law Enforcement and Public Safety; Public Safety Law
  • Annual Tuition: $11,492
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Policing; Institutional Corrections; Issues in Police Work; Justice Administration; Law, Justice and Society; Theories of Crime and Delinquency
  • Annual Tuition: $11,518
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Case Studies in Police Service; Criminal Investigation; Forensic Biology; Police-Community Relations; Techniques of Criminal Justice Interviewing; The Law on Evidence
  • Annual Tuition: $11,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Agency Administration; Criminal Investigation; Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections; Security Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $11,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    9-1-1 Telecommunications; Criminal Courts; Cybercrime Investigations; Organized Crime and Youth Gangs; Security Management; Terrorism and Homeland Security

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice; Criminal Procedure; Domestic and International Terrorism; Homeland Security; Law Enforcement Organization and Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Criminal Justice Analysis; Contemporary Police Strategies; Ethical Decisions and Police; Perspectives on Crime and Delinquency; Police, Order, Maintenance and Crime; Social Forces and Policing Society

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Example Classes:
    American Constitutional Law; Diversity in the United States; Social Problems; Substance Abuse; The Legislative Process
  • Annual Tuition: $13,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Policing; Crime Scene Investigations; Diversity in Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence; Gangs & Crime; Patrol Tactics
  • Annual Tuition: $13,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Criminal Investigation and Criminalistics; Computers in Law Enforcement; Correctional Thought and Practic; Evidence Processing; Police and Society

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

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