2020 Most Affordable Online Law Enforcement Degrees

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
2020 Most Affordable Law Enforcement Bachelors Degrees Badge
By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online bachelor's degree in law enforcement. Metropolitan State University, ranked #1, offers an online Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement for only $4,037 per year. Ranked #2, Union College - KY offers a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement at a tuition rate of $6,750 annually. All colleges and universities on this list offer tuition rates under $15,000 per year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Metropolitan State University $4,037
# 2 #2 Union College - KY $6,750
# 3 #3 Columbia Southern University $6,900
# 4 #4 American Public University System $8,100
# 5 #5 Bemidji State University $8,758
# 6 #6 Southeast Missouri State University $9,000
# 7 #7 Western Illinois University $9,179
# 8 #8 Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
# 9 #9 Colorado State University Global $10,500
# 10 #10 Truett McConnell University $10,850
# 11 #11 SUNY College of Technology at Canton $10,943
# 12 #12 Indiana State University $11,656
# 13 #13 Missouri Western State University $11,820
# 14 #14 Regent University Online $11,850
# 15 #15 Trine University Online $11,970
# 16 #16 Eastern Kentucky University $12,270
# 17 #17 Park University $12,450
# 18 #18 Middle Tennessee State University $13,500
# 20 #20 Bellevue University $13,600
# 21 #21 Concordia University - Texas $13,800
# 22 #22 Oregon State University $13,905
# 23 #23 Anderson University - SC $13,950
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $4,037
Annual Tuition: $4,037
Annual Tuition: $4,037
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,352
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 228
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement for Licensed Peace Officers Track 3
#2
#2

Union College - KY

Barbourville (KY)
Annual Tuition: $6,750
Annual Tuition: $6,750
Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Average SATs: 936 -1066
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 199
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 133
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (606) 546-4151

Example Classes: Criminal Justice Ethics, Criminology, Homeland Security, Interviewing & Interrogation, Substantive Law For The Enforcement Professional, Victimology

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement
#3
#3

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach (AL)
Annual Tuition: $6,900
Annual Tuition: $6,900
Annual Tuition: $6,900
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 15,245
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,859
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Phone #: (251) 981-3771 x1278

Example Classes: Abnormal Psychology, Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice, Crime Scene, Forensics, and Evidence Collection, Fire Investigation and Analysis, Terrorism Incident Management and Emergency Procedures, Typology of Terrorism

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. Criminal Justice Administration-Arson Investigation
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,746
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 8,342
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6268

Example Classes: Budget Development and Execution, Dispute Resolution, Human Resource Management, Leadership & Motivation, Organizational Change, Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice - Maritime Law Enforcement
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice - Organizational Law Enforcement Leadership
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $8,758
Annual Tuition: $8,758
Annual Tuition: $8,758
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,022
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 349
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 475-2001

Example Classes: Corrections and Penology, Criminal Justice and Domestic Violence, Criminal Justice and Society, Criminology and Delinquency, Forensic Victimology, Police and Community Relations

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,356
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 456
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (573) 651-2000

Example Classes: Criminal Investigations, Criminal Procedures, Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution, Policing in an Information Age, Race, Gender, Class and Crime

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy Track
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $9,179
Annual Tuition: $9,179
Annual Tuition: $9,179
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 542
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 417
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (309) 295-1414

Example Classes: Current Issues in Criminal Justice Specialties, Diversity, Ethics, and Professionalism in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security Entities, Legal Aspects of Homeland Security and Terrorism, Principles of Terrorism, White-Collar Crime

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement & Justice Administration
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 76,929
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,983
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 668-2211

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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS Criminal Justice - Police Administration & Operations
  • BS Criminal Justice - Security Management
#9
#9

Colorado State University Global

Greenwood Village (CO)
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,054
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,422
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 920-6723

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

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $10,850
Annual Tuition: $10,850
Annual Tuition: $10,850
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1143
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,194
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 29
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (706) 865-2134

Example Classes: Criminal Law, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Evidence, Law Enforcement in America, White Collar Crime/Organized Crime

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
#11
#11
Annual Tuition: $10,943
Annual Tuition: $10,943
Annual Tuition: $10,943
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Average SATs: 900 -1080
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 921
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (315) 386-7011

Example Classes: Criminal Procedure, Current Issues in Law Enforcement, Ethics and Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Communications, Managing Patrol Function, Police Services

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Technology in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Leadership
#12
#12

Indiana State University

Terre Haute (IN)
Annual Tuition: $11,656
Annual Tuition: $11,656
Annual Tuition: $11,656
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Average SATs: 910 -1120
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,764
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 874
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (812) 237-6311

Example Classes: Case Studies in Police Service, Criminal Investigation, Forensic Biology, Police-Community Relations, Techniques of Criminal Justice Interviewing, The Law on Evidence

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Cybercriminology and Security Studies (B.S.) - Physical Security
#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $11,820
Annual Tuition: $11,820
Annual Tuition: $11,820
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 271
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 72
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (816) 271-4200

Example Classes: Criminal Justice Communication, Modern Police Procedures, Police Photography, Traffic Control & Accident Investigation

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
#14
#14

Regent University Online

Virginia Beach (VA)
Annual Tuition: $11,850
Annual Tuition: $11,850
Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 958 -1113
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,052
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,630
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 352-4127

Example Classes: Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice, Criminal Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Criminology, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Organization and Administration

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
#15
#15

Trine University Online

Fort Wayne (IN)
Annual Tuition: $11,970
Annual Tuition: $11,970
Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 167
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 191
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (260) 483-4949

Example Classes: Advanced Forensic Psychology, Criminal Justice Agency Administration, Criminalistics and Crime Scene Investigations, Juvenile Justice, Police Administration, Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Indiana Law Enforcement
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $12,270
Annual Tuition: $12,270
Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1190
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,175
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,403
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (859) 622-1000

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 Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Police Studies
#17
#17

Park University

Parkville (MO)
Annual Tuition: $12,450
Annual Tuition: $12,450
Annual Tuition: $12,450
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,477
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,303
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (816) 741-2000

Example Classes: Agency Administration, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminology, Research in Criminal Justice

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration - Law Enforcement
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $13,500
Annual Tuition: $13,500
Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,015
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 619
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (615) 898-2300

Example Classes: Community Relations and Minority Problems, Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Evidence and Procedures, Homicide Investigations, Organized Crime, Prevention and Control of Crime

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
#20
#20

Bellevue University

Bellevue (NE)
Annual Tuition: $13,600
Annual Tuition: $13,600
Annual Tuition: $13,600
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,052
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,638
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 291-8100

Example Classes: Crime Scenes, Clues, Forensics and Evidence, Information Gathering and Case Management, Investigating Crimes Against Property and the Private Sector, Investigating Public Order Crimes, Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Investigations, The American Criminal and Civil Legal Systems

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Intelligence and Security Studies
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $13,800
Annual Tuition: $13,800
Annual Tuition: $13,800
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 334
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 604
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (512) 313-3000

Example Classes: Corrections, Probation, and Parole, Criminal Law, Criminology, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Police Systems and Practices, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice & Criminology - Management of Law Enforcement
#22
#22

Oregon State University

Corvallis (OR)
Annual Tuition: $13,905
Annual Tuition: $13,905
Annual Tuition: $13,905
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 67%
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Average SATs: 1080 -1310
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,306
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,259
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (541) 737-0123

Example Classes: Criminology and Penology, Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics, Family Violence and Neglect, Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy, Introduction to Ocean Law, Natural Resource Policy and Law

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources - Conservation Law Enforcement
#23
#23

Anderson University - SC

Anderson (SC)
Annual Tuition: $13,950
Annual Tuition: $13,950
Annual Tuition: $13,950
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Average SATs: 958 -1275
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 243
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 298
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (864) 231-2000

Example Classes: American Police Systems, Correctional Systems, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Law, Ethics in CRJ, Judicial Systems and Practices

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement