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Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

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Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

If you plan to study homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting, take a look at what New Mexico State University - Dona Ana has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

NMSU Dona Ana is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico and has a total student population of 8,054.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting section at the bottom of this page.

NMSU Dona Ana Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Degrees Available

  • Undergrad Certificate in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting (1 - 4 Years)
  • Associate’s Degree in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

Online Classes Are Available at NMSU Dona Ana

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

NMSU Dona Ana does offer online education options in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Associate’s Degree

NMSU Dona Ana Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Student Demographics at NMSU Dona Ana

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana.

NMSU Dona Ana Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Program

59% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 41% of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting associate's degrees went to men and 59% went to women. The typical associate's degree program in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting only graduates about 44% women each year. The program at NMSU Dona Ana may seem more female-friendly since it graduates 15% more women than average.

NMSU Dona Ana Gender Breakdown of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate's Degree Grads

NMSU Dona Ana does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate's program in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting graduates 40% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New Mexico State University - Dona Ana with a associate's in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 71
White 9
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Concentrations Within Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

The following homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting concentations are available at New Mexico State University - Dona Ana. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from New Mexico State University - Dona Ana. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Criminal Justice & Corrections 79
Fire Protection 10

Careers That Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads May Go Into

A degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NM, the home state for New Mexico State University - Dona Ana.

Occupation Jobs in NM Average Salary in NM
Accountants and Auditors 6,050 $66,370
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 4,310 $51,250
Correctional Officers and Jailers 4,210 $36,250
Managers 2,850 $96,490
Firefighters 2,400 $36,590

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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