Best Colleges with Police Science Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Police Science, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Police Science is a very popular major and is offered at a wide variety of colleges and universities, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Police Science degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Police Science degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Police Science.

The Best Police Science Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 American River College Sacramento, CA

American River College offers 3 Police Science Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,727 students graduated in the study area of Police Science with students earning 1,674 Certificates degrees, and 53 Associate's degrees.

2 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA

Santa Rosa Junior College offers 2 Police Science Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 862 students graduated in the study area of Police Science with students earning 785 Certificates degrees, and 77 Associate's degrees.

3 East Los Angeles College Monterey Park, CA

East Los Angeles College offers 2 Police Science Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a small city. In 2015, 731 students graduated in the study area of Police Science with students earning 590 Certificates degrees, and 141 Associate's degrees.

4 Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL

Columbia Southern University offers 2 Police Science Degree programs. It's a large private university in a outlying town. In 2015, 704 students graduated in the study area of Police Science with students earning 417 Bachelor's degrees, and 287 Associate's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
5 George Mason University Fairfax, VA

George Mason University offers 2 Police Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 314 students graduated in the study area of Police Science with students earning 314 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
6 Monroe College Bronx, NY

Monroe College offers 1 Police Science Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 372 students graduated in the study area of Police Science with students earning 372 Associate's degrees.

7 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University offers 2 Police Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a far away town. In 2015, 370 students graduated in the study area of Police Science with students earning 299 Bachelor's degrees, and 71 Associate's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
8 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University offers 1 Police Science Degree program. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 162 students graduated in the study area of Police Science with students earning 162 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
9 Texas A & M International University Laredo, TX

Texas A & M International University offers 1 Police Science Degree program. It's a medium sized public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 164 students graduated in the study area of Police Science with students earning 164 Bachelor's degrees.

10 Washington State University Pullman, WA

Washington State University offers 3 Police Science Degree programs. It's a large public university in a far away town. In 2015, 191 students graduated in the study area of Police Science with students earning 171 Bachelor's degrees, 13 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 48 Reviews

List of Police Science Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
American River College American River College Sacramento, CA
1/5
49 : 1 29,381
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
1/5
37 : 1 22,411
East Los Angeles College East Los Angeles College Monterey Park, CA
1/5
69 : 1 37,188
Columbia Southern University Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL
2/5
83 : 1 20,823
George Mason University George Mason University Fairfax, VA
3/5
21 : 1 33,929
Monroe College Monroe College Bronx, NY
3/5
23 : 1 6,858
Ferris State University Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
3/5
20 : 1 14,715
Rowan University Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
3/5
19 : 1 16,155
Texas A & M International University Texas A & M International University Laredo, TX
2/5
30 : 1 7,192
Washington State University Washington State University Pullman, WA
3/5
20 : 1 29,686
Western Connecticut State University Western Connecticut State University Danbury, CT
3/5
17 : 1 5,826
University of Maryland Eastern Shore University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne, MD
2/5
17 : 1 4,465
George Washington University George Washington University Washington, DC
5/5
17 : 1 26,212
Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, MN
2/5
37 : 1 2,702
Rio Salado College Rio Salado College Tempe, AZ
2/5
77 : 1 20,533
Texas State University Texas State University San Marcos, TX
3/5
28 : 1 37,979
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA
3/5
18 : 1 4,599
Florida State University Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
2/5
25 : 1 40,830
University of Tulsa University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK
5/5
13 : 1 4,671
University of New Haven University of New Haven West Haven, CT
5/5
18 : 1 6,786
Passaic County Community College Passaic County Community College Paterson, NJ
2/5
34 : 1 8,389
Minnesota State University-Mankato Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato, MN
2/5
28 : 1 15,313
Southern Utah University Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT
2/5
26 : 1 8,881
University of Maryland-College Park University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD
3/5
19 : 1 38,140
Miami University-Oxford Miami University-Oxford Oxford, OH
3/5
19 : 1 19,076

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Getting a Police Science Degree Online

Schools offering online Police Science degrees

Online Police Science degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 704 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Police Science degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Columbia Southern University 0 287 417 0 0
Rio Salado College 398 41 0 0 0
Monroe College 0 372 0 0 0
Washington State University 0 0 171 13 0
Rowan University 0 0 162 0 0
How many schools offer online Police Science degrees?
  • 34 Certificates
  • 78 Associate's
  • 19 Bachelor's
  • 3 Master's

What degrees do people get in Police Science?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 526 Colleges 13,634 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 84 Colleges 3,365 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 450 Colleges 15,455 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 1 Colleges 7 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 10 Colleges 67 Graduates

Police Science Degree Overview

When going for a Police Science degree, know that there are many choices for a traditional degree as well as higher education opportunities. A degree in Police Science will occasionally not require a vast amount of time investment and is occasionally achieved in only a year or two. The most commonplace Police Science degree earned was a certificate, however, schools more commonly offer an associate's degree. The second most popular Police Science degree that people earn is an associate's degree. While a certificate is slightly more popular, both are very typical options. Although a doctoral degree is offered at some schools, getting an advanced degree is not very common. Keeping in mind what you hope to achieve by earning a degree in Police Science, look to choose a degree at a school that can meet your flexibility and schedule needs.

Average cost of college for a Police Science degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$3,470 Public In-State
$14,868 Private In-State
$7,052 Public Out-of-State
$14,868 Private Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$5,551 Public In-State
$16,851 Private In-State
$12,856 Public Out-of-State
$16,851 Private Out-of-State
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