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3,357 Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Law Enforcement & Firefighting is the 13th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,695
Associate’s Degree 841
Master’s Degree 504
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 213
Post-Master’s Certificate 88
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 88
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 9
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 7
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 7

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.8%
  • Black or African American: 10.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 13.9%
  • White: 64.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.0%
  • Other Races: 8.3%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in Massachusetts

There are 118,760 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. MA

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in Massachusetts

A typical salary for a homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting grad in the state is $79,440, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 50 colleges in Massachusetts that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

395 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
18,242 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 59%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

245 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
6,100 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 45%. In their early career, Westfield grads earn an average salary of $36,300. The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Westfield.

230 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
10,990 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. The average student takes 4.55 years to complete their degree at Bridgewater State. The student loan default rate is 5.70% which is lower than average.

187 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

In their early career, Boston U grads earn an average salary of $49,200. This private institution charges an average net price of $30,729. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

#5

Curry College

Milton
146 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
2,580 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,500 after earning their degree at this institution. 35% of the teachers are full time. 100% of students get financical aid.

139 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
8,338 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.59 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,265. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

135 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
16,164 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 84% get financial aid. The 5.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. 62% of the teachers are full time.

128 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
6,217 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $37,900 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. The student loan default rate is 5.90% which is lower than average.

121 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,214 Total Students

81% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Graduates earn an average $27,000 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

116 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,263 Total Students

In their early career, Quinsigamond Community College grads earn an average salary of $30,100. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 82% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $7,915.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in MA

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

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 25% $103,740
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 18% $73,470
Computer Workers 10% $88,660
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 10% $43,980
Accountants and Auditors 8% $74,890
Emergency Management Directors 8% $80,460
Managers 7% $120,100
Financial Examiners 6% $93,720
Fire Inspectors 6% $69,250
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 5% $68,030
Police and Detective Supervisors 5% $96,210
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 5% $94,560
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 5% $45,410
Fire Fighting Supervisors 5% $81,450
Firefighters 4% $59,330
Correctional Officers and Jailers -8% $69,560

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Public & Social Service 4,179
Legal Professions 2,897
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 1,148

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