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Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in Wisconsin

In 2018-2019, 1,979 students earned their Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting degrees in WI.

A Law Enforcement & Firefighting major is the 14th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in Wisconsin

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 693
Bachelor’s Degree 609
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 564
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 65
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 65
Master’s Degree 48

Gender Distribution

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

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in WI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.5%
  • Black or African American: 6.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.9%
  • White: 77.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 5.6%
Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors in WI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads in Wisconsin

82,100 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. WI

Wages for Law Enforcement & Firefighting Jobs in Wisconsin

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting grads earn an average of $68,410 in the state and $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 38 colleges in Wisconsin that offer homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

215 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,709 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. A typical student attending FVTC will pay a net price of $10,763. In their early career, FVTC grads earn an average salary of $32,200.

172 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
8,955 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 8.70% which is lower than average. This public school has an average net price of $15,419. In their early career, UW - Platteville grads earn an average salary of $39,000.

145 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,250 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 61% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $10,791. Graduates earn an average $30,600 after graduation.

139 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,037 Total Students

A typical student attending Gateway Technical College will pay a net price of $7,955. In their early career, Gateway Technical College grads earn an average salary of $24,800. 36% of the teachers are full time.

125 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
27,012 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 83% of students receive it. The average student takes 4.86 years to complete their degree at UWM. The 8.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

115 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,961 Total Students

25% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. 58% of students get financical aid.

98 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,645 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,711. In their early career, CVTC grads earn an average salary of $31,900. 48% of the teachers are full time.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,222 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,497. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,500 after earning their degree at this institution. 8 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
16,410 Total Students

64% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 82% get financial aid. 22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

83 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,278 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,851. The full-time teacher rate is 44%. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

Law Enforcement & Firefighting Careers in WI

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

Job Title WI Job Growth WI Median Salary
Forensic Science Technicians 13% $53,300
Managers 13% $75,630
Accountants and Auditors 13% $63,390
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12% $44,450
Financial Examiners 11% $71,090
Computer Workers 10% $71,050
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 10% $71,150
Private Detectives and Investigators 6% $42,510
Firefighters 6% $35,130
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 6% $62,970
Police and Detective Supervisors 6% $83,730
Fire Fighting Supervisors 5% $75,810
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 5% $74,470
Professors 5% $78,880
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 2% $45,320
Emergency Management Directors 0% $70,150
Bailiffs -4% $27,700
Correctional Officers and Jailers -9% $42,680
Correctional Officer Supervisors -9% $63,650

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

Major Annual Graduates in WI
Public & Social Service 1,431
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 1,110
Legal Professions 667

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