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3,672 students earned Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting degrees in Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Law Enforcement & Firefighting is the 11th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,143
Associate’s Degree 481
Master’s Degree 462
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 265
Post-Master’s Certificate 230
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 230
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 85
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 85
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.6%
  • Black or African American: 19.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.0%
  • White: 48.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.4%
  • Other Races: 17.0%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in Virginia

There are 156,670 people in the state and 4,690,450 people in the nation working in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting jobs.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in Virginia

In this state, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting grads earn an average of $70,290. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 55 colleges in Virginia that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg
891 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
79,152 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 9.00% which is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.49 years to graduate.

560 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $20,321. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

445 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

62% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.52 years to graduate. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

208 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,941 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,105. 74% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

166 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,639 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 95%. 59% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending University of Virginia will pay a net price of $20,281.

165 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
9,335 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 86% get financial aid. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. The student loan default rate is 5.60% which is lower than average.

102 Degrees in Major Awarded
11% Graduation Rate
5,520 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 25% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 11% are considered full time. In their early career, Strayer University - Virginia grads earn an average salary of $33,100.

#8

ECPI University

Virginia Beach
92 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
12,947 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $20,554. Of all the students who attend this school, 88% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $29,000 after graduation.

91 Degrees in Major Awarded
50,929 Total Students

57% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending Northern Virginia Community College will pay a net price of $9,903. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 30% are considered full time.

88 Degrees in Major Awarded
507 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.50 years. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in VA

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

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 41% $108,580
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 23% $47,910
Forensic Science Technicians 20% $67,470
Financial Examiners 18% $72,230
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 17% $0
Accountants and Auditors 14% $76,490
Emergency Management Directors 13% $82,860
Computer Workers 12% $104,840
Managers 11% $130,590
Fire Fighting Supervisors 10% $77,650
Firefighters 10% $49,110
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 9% $53,570
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 9% $56,150
Police and Detective Supervisors 8% $85,300
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 7% $93,550
Bailiffs 2% $41,110
Correctional Officers and Jailers -6% $37,990
Correctional Officer Supervisors -8% $49,640

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Public & Social Service 2,049
Legal Professions 2,047
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 1,752
Military Technologies & Sciences 127

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