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Basic Certificates in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

28,930 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting is offered at 714 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.4% of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors

In 2018-2019, 28,930 basic certificates were awarded to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors. This earns it the #7 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 60,085
Associate’s Degree 35,648
Basic Certificate 28,930
Master’s Degree 10,588
Undergraduate Certificate 8,022
Graduate Certificate 1,224
Doctor’s Degree 262

Earnings of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. About 70.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 20,294
Women 8,636
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

The racial-ethnic distribution of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 590
Black or African American 3,603
Hispanic or Latino 6,720
White 15,601
International Students 128
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,288
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Basic Certificate Students

There are 714 colleges that offer a basic certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park, California
1,317 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Los Angeles College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 35,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,317 people received their basic certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from East Los Angeles College. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

#2

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
1,007 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Rio Salado College. Roughly 18,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,007 people received their basic certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Rio Salado College. About 27% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

American River College

Sacramento, California
950 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American River College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 31,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 950 basic certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at American River. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#4

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, California
685 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Rosa Junior College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 685 people received their basic certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from SRJC. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

#5

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
521 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Valencia College. Roughly 46,500 attend the school each year. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Valencia College awarded 521 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 26% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

450 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Sinclair Community College. Each year, around 18,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 450 basic certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Sinclair Community College. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

#7

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, California
446 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Santa Ana College. Roughly 28,400 attend the school each year. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Santa Ana College awarded 446 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 8% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee, Florida
432 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tallahassee Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Tallahassee Community College awarded 432 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 38% were women and 49% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
424 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Florida State College at Jacksonville. Roughly 23,400 attend the school each year. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Florida State College at Jacksonville awarded 424 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

403 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hillsborough Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 23,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 403 basic certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at HCC. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

395 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Baltimore County is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 18,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Community College of Baltimore County awarded 395 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

390 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Seminole State College of Florida. Roughly 18,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 390 basic certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Seminole State. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#13

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
378 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Broward College. Roughly 40,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 378 people received their basic certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from BC. Of these students, 25% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
378 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Palm Beach State College. Roughly 31,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 378 people received their basic certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Palm Beach State College. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#15

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
334 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their basic certificate is St Petersburg College. Roughly 29,100 attend the school each year. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at St Petersburg College awarded 334 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#16

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
300 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Dade College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 54,900 attend the school each year. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Miami Dade College awarded 300 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 30% were women and 90% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

297 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 95,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 297 basic certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at UOPX - Arizona. Of these students, 56% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, Illinois
281 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southwestern Illinois College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 8,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Southwestern Illinois College awarded 281 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#19

Passaic County Community College

Paterson, New Jersey
273 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Passaic County Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 6,400 attend the school each year. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Passaic County Community College awarded 273 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 64% of this group were women, and 78% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

265 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Arkansas University Tech comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 1,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Southern Arkansas University Tech awarded 265 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 11% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Criminal Justice & Corrections 21,156
Fire Protection 6,640
Homeland Security 880
Other Homeland Security 254

Below are some popular majors that are similar to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Public & Social Service 2,034
Legal Professions 1,839
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 1,711
Military Technologies & Sciences 56

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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