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Undergraduate Certificates in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

8,022 Yearly Graduations
$35,450 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting is offered at 554 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 45 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.2% of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8,022 students earned their undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. This earns it the #11 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 60,085
Associate’s Degree 35,648
Basic Certificate 28,930
Master’s Degree 10,588
Undergraduate Certificate 8,022
Graduate Certificate 1,224
Doctor’s Degree 262

Earnings of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting is $35,450. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $25,350 and the high is $42,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting is $9,500. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $12,225 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $6,333.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $99.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. About 66.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,360
Women 2,662
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

The racial-ethnic distribution of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 116
Black or African American 973
Hispanic or Latino 2,134
White 4,094
International Students 18
Other Races/Ethnicities 687
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 554 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
409 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rio Salado College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Roughly 18,300 attend the school each year. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Rio Salado College awarded 409 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 17% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
307 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 72,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 307 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Ivy Tech Community College. Of these students, 52% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Camden County College

Blackwood, New Jersey
243 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Camden County College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 9,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Camden County College awarded 243 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 13% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino, California
236 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Bernardino Valley College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 13,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at San Bernardino Valley College awarded 236 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 12% of this group were women, and 72% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Passaic County Community College

Paterson, New Jersey
157 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Passaic County Community College. Roughly 6,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 157 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at PCCC. Of these students, 43% were women and 68% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Butte College

Oroville, California
152 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Butte College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 10,800 attend the school each year. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Butte College awarded 152 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Moreno Valley College

Moreno Valley, California
146 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Moreno Valley College. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Moreno Valley College awarded 146 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
145 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palomar College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 23,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 145 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Palomar College. Of these students, 5% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Ventura College

Ventura, California
136 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ventura College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 136 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Ventura College. Of these students, 29% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona
125 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 19,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 125 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Pima County Community College District. Of these students, 14% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Eastfield College

Mesquite, Texas
119 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Eastfield College. Each year, around 16,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 119 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Eastfield College. Of these students, 55% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

113 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Southern Arkansas University Tech. Each year, around 1,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 113 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from SAU Tech. About 15% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Delaware County Community College

Media, Pennsylvania
107 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Delaware County Community College. Each year, around 11,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 107 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Delaware County Community College. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#14

Navarro College

Corsicana, Texas
101 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Navarro College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 101 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Navarro College. About 20% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

99 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 11,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,570 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 99 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at IUP. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#16

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, Colorado
97 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Red Rocks Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 7,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,574 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,082 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Red Rocks Community College. About 19% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Amarillo College

Amarillo, Texas
88 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Amarillo College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 9,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Amarillo College awarded 88 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 3% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

College of the Sequoias

Visalia, California
87 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is College of the Sequoias. Each year, around 12,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at College of the Sequoias awarded 87 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 9% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
84 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bossier Parish Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 6,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Bossier Parish Community College. Of these students, 68% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia
80 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 8,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at CSU. Of these students, 26% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6,694
Fire Protection 1,178
Homeland Security 82
Other Homeland Security 68

Below are some popular majors that are similar to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Legal Professions 2,432
Public & Social Service 795
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 691
Military Technologies & Sciences 7

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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