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4,487 students earned Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting degrees in Pennsylvania in the 2018-2019 year.

A Law Enforcement & Firefighting major is the 12th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,624
Associate’s Degree 936
Master’s Degree 467
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 275
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 275
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 104
Post-Master’s Certificate 60
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 60
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 21
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 21
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 21

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.0%
  • Black or African American: 13.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.4%
  • White: 66.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.7%
  • Other Races: 6.8%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 174,950 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. PA

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in Pennsylvania

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting grads earn an average of $69,850 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 118 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

247 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
14,458 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.90%. 72% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.33 years.

#2

Temple University

Philadelphia
200 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
39,740 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.10%. The full-time teacher rate is 54%. It takes the average student 4.44 years to graduate.

195 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
46,810 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.90%. 65% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.24 years to graduate.

166 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
17,527 Total Students

79% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 70% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate.

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
8,909 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,900 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 82%. Most students complete their degree in 4.43 years.

138 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
7,310 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $32,300 after graduation. A typical student attending Cal U will pay a net price of $19,068.

130 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,314 Total Students

65% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $10,931.

#8

Lackawanna College

Scranton
108 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,873 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $25,500 after graduation. 93% of students get financical aid.

104 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
8,290 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 88% are considered full time. A typical student attending Kutztown University will pay a net price of $22,282. In their early career, Kutztown University grads earn an average salary of $32,800.

102 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,081 Total Students

15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in PA

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

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 26% $95,580
Forensic Science Technicians 16% $46,900
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 12% $75,010
Accountants and Auditors 9% $67,480
Financial Examiners 9% $80,180
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8% $40,830
Professors 8% $0
Computer Workers 7% $84,660
Private Detectives and Investigators 6% $42,750
Emergency Management Directors 4% $65,380
Fire Fighting Supervisors 4% $73,820
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 4% $67,440
Police and Detective Supervisors 4% $89,130
Firefighters 4% $58,230
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 3% $77,340
Managers 3% $116,820
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 2% $50,890
Transit and Railroad Police 0% $0
Bailiffs -4% $32,650
Correctional Officer Supervisors -8% $0
Correctional Officers and Jailers -8% $51,010

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Public & Social Service 4,294
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 3,069
Legal Professions 2,404
Military Technologies & Sciences 140

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