2019 Most Affordable Online Law Enforcement Degrees

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These 23 schools represent the most affordable options for obtaining an online bachelor's degree in law enforcement. Union College - KY tops the list, offering a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement for just $6,750 per year. Drury University, the second most affordable option, offers a general BS in Law Enforcement as well as the option to specialize in leadership studies. Tuition for these programs is $9,548 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Union College - KY $6,750
#2 #2 Drury University $9,548
#3 (tie) #3 (tie) Northwestern State University of Louisiana $9,600
#3 (tie) #3 (tie) Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
#5 #5 Colorado State University-Global Campus $10,500
#6 #6 SUNY College of Technology at Canton $10,633
#7 (tie) #7 (tie) Park University $11,970
#7 (tie) #7 (tie) Trine University Online $11,970
#9 #9 Baker College Online $12,000
#10 #10 New England College $12,150
#11 #11 Eastern Kentucky University $12,270
#12 #12 Tiffin University $13,640
#13 #13 Ashford University $14,250
#14 #14 Anderson University - SC $14,260
#15 #15 Western New Mexico University $15,231
#16 #16 Ottawa University Online $15,469
#17 #17 Salem University $16,150
#18 #18 Lindenwood University $16,900
#19 #19 Thomas Jefferson University $18,150
#20 #20 Peirce College $18,600
#21 #21 Florida Atlantic University $19,171
#22 #22 The George Washington University $23,400
#23 #23 University of Providence $24,420
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Justice Ethics; Criminology; Homeland Security; Interviewing & Interrogation; Substantive Law For The Enforcement Professional; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,548
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Workforce Issues; Judicial Process; Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; Principles of Forensic Science; Victimology
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Investigation; Crisis Intervention; Homeland Security & Emergency Management; Police Process; Politics, Economics and Social Policy; Social Dimensions of Disaster
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • 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: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $10,633
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Procedure; Current Issues in Law Enforcement; Ethics and Criminal Justice; Law Enforcement Communications; Managing Patrol Function; Police Services
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Agency Administration; Criminal Investigation; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Criminology; Research in Criminal Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • 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: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • 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: 86%
  • 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: $13,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Applied Criminal Investigation and Criminalistics; Correctional Thought and Practice; Evidence Processing; Juvenile Justice Systems; Police and Society; Technology and Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $14,250
  • 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

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,260
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    American Police Systems; Correctional Systems; Criminal Investigation; Criminal Law; Ethics in CRJ; Judicial Systems and Practices
  • Annual Tuition: $15,231
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Courts/Criminal Justice System; Criminal Investigation; Criminal Justice/Minorities; Intro to Corrections; Juvenile Justice/Delinquency; Police and Society
  • 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: $16,150
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections Administration; Corrections Systems & Operations; Criminal Investigation and Forensics; Criminal Justice Management; Criminal Law; Crisis Intervention; Juvenile Justice

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections; Criminology; Policing in America; The Juvenile Justice System; Victimology; White-Collar Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $18,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Law Enforcement Theory and Management; Contemporary Law Enforcement Strategy; Planning for Law Enforcement Organizations; Police Administration and Management
  • Annual Tuition: $18,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Research Methods for Criminal Justice Studies; Criminal Court System; Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods; Law Enforcement & Police in Society; The Correctional System; Victims and Victimization
  • Annual Tuition: $19,171
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Corrections; Crime Analysis; Crime Prevention; Criminal Justice Management; Juvenile Justice Administration; Policing in America; Terrorism
  • Annual Tuition: $23,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Crime Investigation; Crime Scene Investigation; Criminal Analysis; Criminal Intelligence; Ethical Dilemmas in Policing; Introduction to Forensic Science; Models of Policing

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  • Annual Tuition: $24,420
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Criminal Investigations: Sexual Assault and Homicide; Community Policing; Criminal Investigation; Interviewing and Interrogation; Patrol Operations and Procedures; Police Management
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