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In 2018-2019, 1,956 students earned their Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting degrees in KY.

As a degree choice, Law Enforcement & Firefighting is the 12th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 814
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 438
Associate’s Degree 284
Master’s Degree 258
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 98
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 98
Post-Master’s Certificate 61
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 61
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Black or African American: 10.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.1%
  • White: 73.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.8%
  • Other Races: 9.4%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in Kentucky

In this state, there are 50,380 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. KY

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in Kentucky

A typical salary for a homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting grad in the state is $50,500, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 35 colleges in Kentucky that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

659 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
15,815 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,845. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,800 after earning their degree at this institution. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

255 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,430 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.40%. It takes the average student 4.56 years to graduate. This public school has an average net price of $16,692.

164 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,699 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $5,543. Of all the students who attend this school, 93% get financial aid.

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,525 Total Students

91% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 99% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
13,472 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 32% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 6.50% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,857 Total Students

21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 95% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $20,100 a year.

#7

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
67 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
14,764 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.76 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. In their early career, NKU grads earn an average salary of $32,800.

61 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,093 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 90% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,400 a year. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,455.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,193 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,900 a year. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public school has an average net price of $4,330.

#10

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville
40 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
11,470 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $27,300 after graduation. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,872. 96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in KY

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

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Forensic Science Technicians 17% $47,240
Financial Examiners 12% $55,290
Computer Workers 11% $78,830
Accountants and Auditors 10% $60,360
Managers 9% $89,310
Firefighters 8% $30,470
Professors 7% $46,830
Fire Fighting Supervisors 7% $56,690
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 7% $89,570
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 7% $44,820
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 6% $43,400
Police and Detective Supervisors 6% $59,590
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 6% $39,120
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 4% $53,820
Bailiffs 0% $23,240
Correctional Officers and Jailers -6% $33,830
Correctional Officer Supervisors -10% $43,110

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Public & Social Service 2,000
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 1,138
Legal Professions 526

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