Gainful Employment – Police Academy
Under emerging Pennsylvania ACT 120 standards, any person employed as a municipal police officer in the Commonwealth is required to have successfully completed a 919-hour course of instruction covering all areas of police work.
For more information on jobs related to this program, visit the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association home page.
How much will this program cost me?
Tuition, fees and books: $8,500
Uniform and equipment (approximate): $500
Total cost: $9,000*
*Tuition and fee rates listed above to take effect January 2018.
What are my financing options to pay for the program?
Financial Aid is available to eligible applicants. A student may receive a Federal Pell Grant and/or Federal Stafford Loans. In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 50 percent of graduates used loans to finance their education.
The median debt for program graduates:
Federal loans: $0
Occupations and SOC codes
What Occupation(s) will this program prepare me to enter (SOC codes)?
33-3050 Police Officers
33-3051 Police & Sheriff’s Officers
33-9032 Security Guards
How long will it take to complete the program?
Full-time takes 5 – 6 months
Part-time takes 11 – 12 months
One hundred percent of graduates finished in this time; 41 percent of total enrollment.
What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who complete the program is 75 percent.
Will I be able to pay back my student loans?
Ninety-six percent of students in this institution who took out federal student loans are successfully repaying them.
*Information below accounts for all cadets enrolled prior to December 2017 and based on 785.5-hour program and tuition rates. New data will be made available upon the completion of classes under new training hour guidelines and tuition rates.