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2,534 Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Law Enforcement & Firefighting is the 9th most popular major in the state out of a total 38 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in Missouri

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,275
Associate’s Degree 430
Master’s Degree 287
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 262
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 262
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 243
Post-Master’s Certificate 37
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 37

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in MO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Black or African American: 15.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.7%
  • White: 65.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.8%
  • Other Races: 7.7%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in MO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in Missouri

In this state, there are 86,760 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. MO

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in Missouri

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting grads earn an average of $56,700 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 45 colleges in Missouri that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

328 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
6,006 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. It takes the average student 4.84 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,635.

#2

Columbia College

Columbia
297 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,080 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid. 100% of the teachers are full time.

#3

Park University

Parkville
258 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
11,415 Total Students

11% of the teachers are full time. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

211 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
11,487 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 8.50% which is lower than average. The average student takes 4.47 years to complete their degree at UCM.

#5

Webster University

Saint Louis
168 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
11,406 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.80%. 100% of the teachers are full time.

130 Degrees in Major Awarded

100% of the teachers are full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $14,368. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#7

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles
123 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
9,468 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,400 a year. The 1.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $18,264.

104 Degrees in Major Awarded
16,351 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,337. 100% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,000 a year.

#9

Mineral Area College

Park Hills
70 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,885 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 38%. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,157 Total Students

In their early career, Saint Louis Community College grads earn an average salary of $22,400. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. 28% of the teachers are full time.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in MO

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

Job Title MO Job Growth MO Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 42% $86,460
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 18% $73,930
Forensic Science Technicians 17% $50,310
Computer Workers 15% $83,720
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14% $36,470
Financial Examiners 13% $66,240
Emergency Management Directors 12% $57,290
Managers 10% $93,580
Fire Fighting Supervisors 9% $77,550
Firefighters 9% $47,750
Fire Inspectors 9% $39,030
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 8% $48,080
Police and Detective Supervisors 6% $78,070
Accountants and Auditors 6% $63,640
Private Detectives and Investigators 6% $53,010
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 5% $52,990
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 4% $66,000
Bailiffs 0% $34,260
Correctional Officers and Jailers -11% $30,050
Correctional Officer Supervisors -12% $47,430

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

Major Annual Graduates in MO
Public & Social Service 1,842
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 1,434
Legal Professions 1,243
Military Technologies & Sciences 475

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