2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Law Enforcement Degrees

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Affordable online bachelor's degrees in law enforcement can be found at the following 25 colleges and universities. Union College - KY is the most affordable school on this list, offering a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement for only $6,750 per year. American Public University System, ranked #2, offers a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with two law enforcement concentration options: Maritime Law Enforcement and Organizational Law Enforcement Leadership. All schools offer tuition rates under $18,000 annually.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Union College - KY Annual Tuition $6,750
#2 #2 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#3 #3 Bemidji State University Annual Tuition $8,530
#4 #4 Metropolitan State University Annual Tuition $9,111
#5 #5 Drury University Annual Tuition $9,269
#6 #6 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,700
#7 #7 SUNY College of Technology at Canton Annual Tuition $10,323
#8 #8 Colorado State University-Global Campus Annual Tuition $10,500
#9 #9 Baker College Online Annual Tuition $11,700
#10 #10 Trine University Online Annual Tuition $12,000
#11 #11 New England College Annual Tuition $12,150
#12 #12 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,270
#13 #13 Park University Annual Tuition $12,369
#14 #14 Upper Iowa University Annual Tuition $13,230
#15 #15 Tiffin University Annual Tuition $13,640
#16 #16 Anderson University - SC Annual Tuition $14,105
#17 #17 Ashford University Annual Tuition $14,250
#18 #18 Concordia University - Texas Annual Tuition $14,720
#19 #19 DeVry University Annual Tuition $15,097
#20 #20 Excelsior College Annual Tuition $15,300
#21 #21 Ottawa University Online Annual Tuition $15,469
#22 #22 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $15,900
#23 #23 Lindenwood University Annual Tuition $16,300
#24 #24 Kaplan University Annual Tuition $16,695
#25 #25 North Carolina Central University Annual Tuition $17,207
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Justice Ethics; Criminology; Homeland Security; Interviewing & Interrogation; Substantive Law For The Enforcement Professional; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Budget Development and Execution; Dispute Resolution; Human Resource Management; Leadership & Motivation; Organizational Change; Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $8,530
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections and Penology; Criminal Justice and Domestic Violence; Criminal Justice and Society; Criminology and Delinquency; Forensic Victimology; Police and Community Relations
  • Annual Tuition: $9,111
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminology and Public Policy; Diversity in Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice; Law and Human Behavior; Legal Studies in Law Enforcement; Policing in the 21st Century
  • Annual Tuition: $9,269
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Workforce Issues; Judicial Process; Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; Principles of Forensic Science; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Investigation; Crisis Intervention; Homeland Security & Emergency Management; Police Process; Politics, Economics and Social Policy; Social Dimensions of Disaster
  • Annual Tuition: $10,323
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Procedure; Current Issues in Law Enforcement; Ethics and Criminal Justice; Law Enforcement Communications; Managing Patrol Function; Police Services
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Justice and the Constitution; Criminology; Ethics for the Criminal Justice Professional; Law Enforcement and American Policing; Laws of Evidence; Research Methods for the Criminal Justice Professional
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Courts; Cybercrime Investigations; Juvenile Justice Concepts; Organized Crime and Youth Gangs; Security Management; Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Forensic Psychology; Criminal Justice Agency Administration; Criminalistics and Crime Scene Investigations; Juvenile Justice; Police Administration; Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 98%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Law Enforcement; Criminal Justice Ethics; Gangs in America; Juvenile Delinquency & Youth at Risk; Terrorism; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,369
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Agency Administration; Criminal Investigation; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Criminology; Research in Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $13,230
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    American Constitutional Law; Criminology; Diversity in the United States; Social Problems; Substance Abuse; The Legislative Process
  • Annual Tuition: $13,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Criminal Investigation and Criminalistics; Correctional Thought and Practice; Evidence Processing; Juvenile Justice Systems; Police and Society; Technology and Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $14,105
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    American Police Systems; Correctional Systems; Criminal Investigation; Criminal Law; Ethics in CRJ; Judicial Systems and Practices
  • Annual Tuition: $14,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics in Law Enforcement; Investigations Management; Law Enforcement Personnel Management; Leadership & Supervision in Law Enforcement; Policing Models for the 21st Century; Politics & Law Enforcement
  • Annual Tuition: $14,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections, Probation, and Parole; Criminal Law; Criminology; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Police Systems and Practices; Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Annual Tuition: $15,097
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Correctional Counseling; Criminal Evidence; Cybercrime; Drugs and Society; Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice Systems; Terrorism Investigation
  • Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Justice Administration; Criminology; Juvenile Delinquency and Justice; Multicultural Issues in Criminal Justice; Police and the Community; Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $15,469
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics, Liabilities, and Rights in Public Safety; Individual Rights, Police Practices, and Police Systems in Democracy; Mental Illness Responses and Strategies; Policing in Today’s Communities; Race, Crime, and Social Policy; Understanding Victimology for Public Safety
  • Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice; Criminal Evidence; Criminal Procedure; Criminology; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Law Enforcement Organization and Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $16,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections; Criminology; Policing in America; The Juvenile Justice System; Victimology; White-Collar Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $16,695
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, NEASC CIHE, and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Computers, Technology, and Criminal Justice Information Systems; Criminal Investigation; Criminal Law for Criminal Justice; Drugs and Alcohol in the Criminal Justice System; Family and Domestic Violence; Homeland Security

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,207
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science Application; Criminal Justice Theory; Criminal Law, Procedure and Court Processes; Ethics and Diversity in Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice; Police Management Theory
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