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Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in New York

10,508 students earned Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting degrees in New York in the 2018-2019 year.

A Law Enforcement & Firefighting major is the 13th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,754
Associate’s Degree 4,297
Master’s Degree 813
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 313
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 313
Post-Master’s Certificate 246
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 246
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 65
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 20
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 20
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 20

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 5.0%
  • Black or African American: 18.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 29.6%
  • White: 39.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.0%
  • Other Races: 5.8%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in New York

328,680 people in the state and 4,690,450 in the nation are employed in jobs related to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in New York

In this state, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting grads earn an average of $81,300. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 98 colleges in New York that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

2,180 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
15,394 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $31,700 a year.

577 Degrees in Major Awarded
26,506 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,526. 27 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,800 a year.

#3

Monroe College

Bronx
479 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
6,386 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.10% which is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 36%.

#4

Utica College

Utica
440 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
5,196 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.30% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 34% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it.

356 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
17,944 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,700 a year. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.60%. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

#6

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City
294 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,300 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $25,200 after graduation. 24 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

253 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,051 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 42%. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1.

251 Degrees in Major Awarded
26,078 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 29% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 9.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. A typical student attending Suffolk County Community College will pay a net price of $5,389.

248 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,411 Total Students

In their early career, QCC grads earn an average salary of $25,300. The 8.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. 46% of the teachers are full time.

234 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
21,635 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.57 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. In their early career, STJ grads earn an average salary of $41,100.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in NY

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

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 28% $113,650
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 22% $53,460
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $63,790
Private Detectives and Investigators 19% $59,780
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 18% $52,850
Professors 17% $88,970
Accountants and Auditors 16% $83,250
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 14% $56,710
Emergency Management Directors 11% $88,310
Fire Inspectors 11% $63,600
Computer Workers 11% $90,430
Managers 10% $109,910
Financial Examiners 10% $101,450
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 9% $78,750
Police and Detective Supervisors 9% $115,180
Fire Fighting Supervisors 9% $107,050
Transit and Railroad Police 9% $80,270
Firefighters 9% $81,240
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 8% $84,340
Bailiffs 1% $69,890
Correctional Officer Supervisors -6% $89,670
Correctional Officers and Jailers -6% $63,600

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Public & Social Service 10,561
Legal Professions 6,411
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 2,447
Military Technologies & Sciences 100

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