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Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in New Mexico

In 2018-2019, 807 students earned their Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting degrees in NM.

In terms of popularity, Law Enforcement & Firefighting is the 8th most popular major in the state out of a total 37 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in New Mexico

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 395
Associate’s Degree 271
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 119
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 119
Master’s Degree 15
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 4
Post-Master’s Certificate 3
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 3

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in NM Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Black or African American: 1.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 62.0%
  • White: 26.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.2%
  • Other Races: 7.8%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in NM Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in New Mexico

In this state, there are 28,770 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. NM

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in New Mexico

In this state, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting grads earn an average of $55,360. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

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There are 28 colleges in New Mexico that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

168 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,289 Total Students

A typical student attending NMSU Main Campus will pay a net price of $7,867. 99% of students get financical aid. The full-time teacher rate is 74%.

127 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
24,319 Total Students

70% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,876 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,313. The full-time teacher rate is 28%. Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid.

84 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,553 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $24,400 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 34%. This public school has an average net price of $3,620.

#5

San Juan College

Farmington
57 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,679 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,400 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,747. 89% of students get financical aid.

48 Degrees in Major Awarded
21% Graduation Rate
3,248 Total Students

15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.69 years.

45 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
6,005 Total Students

A typical student attending ENMU - Main Campus will pay a net price of $10,325. Most students complete their degree in 4.68 years. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,247 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,079. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 76% of students receive it.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,207 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,231. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 23% of the teachers are full time.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
3,037 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. In their early career, New Mexico Highlands University grads earn an average salary of $28,500.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in NM

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

Job Title NM Job Growth NM Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 37% $103,140
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12% $37,950
Emergency Management Directors 11% $78,140
Forensic Science Technicians 9% $36,850
Accountants and Auditors 8% $60,120
Private Detectives and Investigators 7% $53,750
Professors 7% $0
Computer Workers 6% $76,890
Managers 5% $94,930
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 4% $45,120
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 4% $52,070
Firefighters 4% $35,860
Police and Detective Supervisors 3% $73,780
Fire Fighting Supervisors 2% $54,280
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2% $83,170
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 0% $0
Correctional Officer Supervisors -7% $45,390
Correctional Officers and Jailers -9% $35,860

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

Major Annual Graduates in NM
Public & Social Service 475
Legal Professions 197
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 155

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