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10,689 Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Law Enforcement & Firefighting major is the 10th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in Texas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,780
Associate’s Degree 2,629
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1,748
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 950
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 950
Master’s Degree 523
Post-Master’s Certificate 41
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 41
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 18
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 18
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 18

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Black or African American: 13.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 47.6%
  • White: 32.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.3%
  • Other Races: 4.0%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in Texas

328,990 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. TX

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in Texas

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting grads earn an average of $63,470 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 128 colleges in Texas that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,030 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
21,213 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.58 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average.

485 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
28,644 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $31,300 after graduation. 93% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 8.40% which is lower than average.

475 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
31,949 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $1,445. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $23,600 a year. 60% of the teachers are full time.

354 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
38,644 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1. It takes the average student 4.62 years to graduate. 82% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

343 Degrees in Major Awarded
28,819 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. 87% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

325 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
38,241 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,600 a year. The student loan default rate is 7.40% which is lower than average.

306 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
25,151 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 88% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.82 years to complete their degree at UTEP.

294 Degrees in Major Awarded
13% Graduation Rate
14,265 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $39,700 after graduation. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. A typical student attending UH Downtown will pay a net price of $7,789.

233 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
32,264 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.82 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1.

219 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
47,899 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average. 57% of the teachers are full time. A typical student attending UT Arlington will pay a net price of $12,410.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in TX

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

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 60% $58,140
Information Security Analysts 33% $100,490
Forensic Science Technicians 29% $50,860
Financial Examiners 20% $75,710
Accountants and Auditors 19% $72,860
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 18% $62,830
Private Detectives and Investigators 18% $46,720
Firefighters 17% $51,240
Fire Inspectors 17% $67,950
Fire Fighting Supervisors 17% $74,710
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 16% $61,590
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 16% $50,660
Transit and Railroad Police 16% $57,880
Computer Workers 16% $88,460
Managers 15% $113,510
Police and Detective Supervisors 13% $86,640
Professors 13% $57,170
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 12% $51,750
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 10% $82,260
Bailiffs 8% $51,210
Correctional Officer Supervisors -3% $48,420

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 7,074
Public & Social Service 5,360
Legal Professions 3,304
Military Technologies & Sciences 146

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