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1,950 Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Law Enforcement & Firefighting major is the 11th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in Maryland

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 860
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 509
Master’s Degree 258
Associate’s Degree 244
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 62
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 62
Post-Master’s Certificate 17
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 17

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in MD Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.8%
  • Black or African American: 39.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.5%
  • White: 40.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.1%
  • Other Races: 7.7%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in MD Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in Maryland

There are 99,910 people in the state and 4,690,450 people in the nation working in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting jobs.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs Nationwide vs. MD

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in Maryland

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting grads earn an average of $68,230 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

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

542 Degrees in Major Awarded
8% Graduation Rate
60,603 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 5% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,672.

438 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,830 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,923. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 75% of students receive it.

166 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
5,041 Total Students

The average student takes 4.84 years to complete their degree at UB. In their early career, UB grads earn an average salary of $41,300. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#4

Stevenson University

Stevenson
97 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
3,615 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 32% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $42,400 after graduation.

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,024 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $23,600 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 74% get financial aid.

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,886 Total Students

43% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 21%. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
6,320 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $32,100 after earning their degree at this institution. 90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 50% are considered full time.

76 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
3,193 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,200 a year. It takes the average student 4.72 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 92% of students receive it.

59 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
5,295 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,600 a year. It takes the average student 4.63 years to graduate. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#10

Towson University

Towson
49 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
22,923 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 53% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. In their early career, Towson grads earn an average salary of $40,700.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in MD

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

Job Title MD Job Growth MD Median Salary
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 10% $72,350
Professors 8% $0
Information Security Analysts 8% $109,750
Forensic Science Technicians 7% $62,500
Accountants and Auditors 7% $74,030
Private Detectives and Investigators 6% $56,580
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 6% $56,240
Financial Examiners 3% $62,930
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 3% $57,830
Managers 2% $119,900
Computer Workers 2% $116,360
Fire Fighting Supervisors 0% $93,310
Firefighters 0% $59,870
Bailiffs 0% $39,160
Transit and Railroad Police -6% $65,400
Correctional Officers and Jailers -8% $47,150
Correctional Officer Supervisors -9% $60,630

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

Major Annual Graduates in MD
Public & Social Service 1,846
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 982
Legal Professions 800
Military Technologies & Sciences 49

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