Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice students looking at on campus police car during class near Wichita at Butler Community College

It's not just an adventure. It could be your career

Are you looking for a demanding job that is also rewarding? Do you dislike doing the same thing day-in and day-out? Studying criminal justice at Butler Community College gives you a solid, affordable foundation in law enforcement, courts and corrections. You can go straight to work in entry-level positions in detention or law enforcement with your two-year degree or transfer to a four-year program.

Estimated tuition for Criminal Justice = $10,020**

**This includes two years of tuition based on being a Kansas Resident and taking 60 credit hours, estimated fees, and estimated books. Housing and meal plans not included. Fees may vary depending on specific degree path.

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The graph below illustrates local salaries based on a career path related to this degree. Each career path varies as does the necessary training required.* For further information, connect with your program’s lead instructor.

Police Patrol Officers

$22.84 hourly wage
463 annual job openings

6510 Police Patrol Officers are currently employed in Kansas.

*Salaries will vary based on degree level obtained and years of experience. The accuracy of EMSI data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed by Butler Community College and is subject to change.