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1,053 students earned Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting degrees in Iowa in the 2018-2019 year.

A Law Enforcement & Firefighting major is the 16th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in Iowa

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 512
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 264
Associate’s Degree 212
Master’s Degree 49
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 11
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 11
Post-Master’s Certificate 5
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 5

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 8.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.0%
  • White: 68.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 11.6%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in Iowa

In this state, there are 34,790 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. IA

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in Iowa

In this state, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting grads earn an average of $69,790. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 30 colleges in Iowa that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Waldorf University

Forest City
263 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
3,150 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.71 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

248 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,474 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. 72% of students get financical aid. 99% of the teachers are full time.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
34,992 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation. The average student takes 4.46 years to complete their degree at Iowa State. Of all the students who attend this school, 89% get financial aid.

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,674 Total Students

In their early career, Western Iowa Tech Community College grads earn an average salary of $26,900. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time.

#5

Simpson College

Indianola
32 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
1,444 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $37,800 after graduation.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,906 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $29,500 after graduation. 85% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending Kirkwood Community College will pay a net price of $10,271.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
3,045 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.90%.

#8

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids
30 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
1,835 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.32 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
2,385 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,100 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. An average student at UD will pay a net price of $23,759.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,263 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. 81% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,200 a year.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in IA

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

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 34% $78,500
Private Detectives and Investigators 22% $0
Financial Examiners 21% $57,120
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 15% $39,250
Bailiffs 14% $0
Accountants and Auditors 14% $61,440
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 14% $40,300
Computer Workers 13% $74,810
Forensic Science Technicians 11% $76,840
Professors 9% $54,370
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 8% $78,210
Managers 6% $90,210
Emergency Management Directors 6% $62,910
Firefighters 5% $45,440
Police and Detective Supervisors 5% $80,120
Fire Fighting Supervisors 5% $69,530
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 5% $58,500
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2% $66,810
Correctional Officer Supervisors -7% $71,140
Correctional Officers and Jailers -9% $51,410

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

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 1,716
Public & Social Service 855
Legal Professions 358

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