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4,100 Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Law Enforcement & Firefighting is the 13th most popular major in the state out of a total 37 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in Georgia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,387
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1,346
Associate’s Degree 718
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 491
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 491
Master’s Degree 150
Post-Master’s Certificate 5
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 5
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in GA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Black or African American: 44.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.6%
  • White: 41.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 4.7%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in GA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in Georgia

154,150 people in the state and 4,690,450 in the nation are employed in jobs related to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs Nationwide vs. GA

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in Georgia

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting grads earn an average of $57,050 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 68 colleges in Georgia that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

264 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,219 Total Students

88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending CGTC will pay a net price of $2,427. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

218 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,181 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $698. 43% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it.

216 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
8,076 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 62%. Graduates earn an average $28,600 after graduation. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

211 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,083 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $2,564. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $19,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

165 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,905 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it. In their early career, Southern Crescent Technical College grads earn an average salary of $23,800. A typical student attending Southern Crescent Technical College will pay a net price of $5,112.

153 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
35,420 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.90% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 63% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.88 years to complete their degree at KSU Georgia.

150 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
34,316 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $14,519. In their early career, Georgia State grads earn an average salary of $35,200. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it.

#8

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville
143 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,812 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 22% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it.

140 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,817 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,377. Of all the students who attend this school, 87% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

128 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,637 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $393. Of all the students who attend this school, 95% get financial aid.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in GA

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

Job Title GA Job Growth GA Median Salary
Transit and Railroad Police 33% $0
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 29% $0
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 25% $59,380
Information Security Analysts 23% $90,600
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $46,230
Accountants and Auditors 17% $68,870
Professors 15% $0
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14% $37,960
Emergency Management Directors 14% $63,580
Computer Workers 13% $85,280
Financial Examiners 12% $98,380
Firefighters 11% $37,240
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 11% $42,070
Fire Fighting Supervisors 11% $59,560
Police and Detective Supervisors 11% $63,100
Private Detectives and Investigators 10% $47,500
Fire Inspectors 9% $50,340
Managers 9% $109,920
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 9% $53,640
Bailiffs 3% $46,470
Correctional Officers and Jailers -4% $34,170

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

Major Annual Graduates in GA
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 1,949
Legal Professions 1,592
Public & Social Service 1,575

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