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1,528 Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Law Enforcement & Firefighting is the 7th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in Arkansas

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 557
Bachelor’s Degree 452
Associate’s Degree 260
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 217
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 217
Master’s Degree 39
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

In Arkansas, a homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting major is more popular with men than with women.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in AR Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors in Arkansas is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 19.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.5%
  • White: 68.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.5%
  • Other Races: 3.6%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in AR Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in Arkansas

In this state, there are 34,000 people employed in jobs related to a homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degree, compared to 4,690,450 nationwide.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs Nationwide vs. AR

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in Arkansas

In this state, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting grads earn an average of $47,680. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 38 colleges in Arkansas that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

386 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,082 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 52%. Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid.

#2

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville
183 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,101 Total Students

A typical student attending ATU will pay a net price of $12,362. 95% of students get financical aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,900 after earning their degree at this institution.

145 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
10,515 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.50%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $12,102.

142 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,446 Total Students

87% of students get financical aid. 56% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

118 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,582 Total Students

84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public school has an average net price of $6,849. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#6

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville
94 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
27,778 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,642. Graduates earn an average $37,100 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 86%.

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
24% Graduation Rate
6,557 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $28,100 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. It takes the average student 4.62 years to graduate.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
13,709 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 76%. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,500 a year.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
26% Graduation Rate
2,579 Total Students

15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending UAPB will pay a net price of $10,684. The average student takes 4.97 years to complete their degree at UAPB.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,979 Total Students

A typical student attending NWACC will pay a net price of $7,316. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,800 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 33%.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in AR

Some of the careers homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors go into include:

Job Title AR Job Growth AR Median Salary
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 35% $34,330
Forensic Science Technicians 27% $45,680
Fire Inspectors 25% $44,440
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 19% $36,690
Managers 16% $75,190
Emergency Management Directors 15% $41,450
Accountants and Auditors 14% $61,620
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 12% $37,680
Police and Detective Supervisors 12% $51,470
Fire Fighting Supervisors 12% $53,170
Professors 11% $56,740
Firefighters 11% $34,940
Financial Examiners 10% $66,940
Computer Workers 10% $74,130
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 10% $44,700
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 8% $48,630
Bailiffs 0% $33,260
Correctional Officer Supervisors -3% $46,660

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Major Annual Graduates in AR
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 881
Public & Social Service 700
Legal Professions 312
Military Technologies & Sciences 2

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