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3,964 Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Law Enforcement & Firefighting is the 16th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in Illinois

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,065
Associate’s Degree 860
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 651
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 184
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 184
Master’s Degree 180
Post-Master’s Certificate 20
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 20
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 14.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 19.6%
  • White: 55.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 8.4%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 176,990 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. IL

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting grad in the state is $75,720, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 85 colleges in Illinois that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

450 Degrees in Major Awarded
28% Graduation Rate
8,777 Total Students

93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 32 to 1. An average student at AIU Online will pay a net price of $12,022.

408 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
8,502 Total Students

A typical student attending WIU will pay a net price of $15,970. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,100 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 90%.

300 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,841 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,000 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 63% of students receive it. 25% of the teachers are full time.

215 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
31,683 Total Students

A typical student attending UIC will pay a net price of $13,301. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 72% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $39,600 after graduation.

#5

Lewis University

Romeoville
168 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
6,440 Total Students

In their early career, Lewis grads earn an average salary of $40,700. Most students complete their degree in 4.38 years. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.80%.

159 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
20,635 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.90%. 77% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $21,301.

127 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
13,281 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The 6.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 73%.

108 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,530 Total Students

In their early career, Harper College grads earn an average salary of $31,000. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 54% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

106 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
17,007 Total Students

98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 51% are considered full time.

101 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,176 Total Students

In their early career, Waubonsee grads earn an average salary of $28,700. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,631. The student loan default rate is 8.60% which is lower than average.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in IL

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

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 23% $95,950
Private Detectives and Investigators 9% $55,580
Computer Workers 8% $0
Accountants and Auditors 8% $71,470
Emergency Management Directors 8% $77,880
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 7% $51,150
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 6% $52,000
Financial Examiners 5% $93,700
Fire Fighting Supervisors 4% $94,220
Firefighters 4% $52,650
Police and Detective Supervisors 4% $109,200
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 4% $40,830
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 4% $82,670
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 3% $84,540
Correctional Officers and Jailers 3% $63,330
Correctional Officer Supervisors 3% $86,340
Transit and Railroad Police 0% $69,740
Bailiffs -5% $65,510

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

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Public & Social Service 4,252
Legal Professions 3,094
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 2,357
Military Technologies & Sciences 12

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