Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
1,343
growing 8.48%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$7,042
growing 3.56%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$29,915
growing 1.93%
Average Wage
$65,551
growing 3.37%
People in Workforce
1.18M
growing 6.66%
Average Employee Age
39.5
declining 0.123%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism degree recipients are Burlington, VT, Lake Arbor, MD, and Carnot-Moon, PA. The locations with a relatively high number of Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism degree recipients are Carnot-Moon, PA, Newport, RI, and Midwest City, OK. The most common degree awarded to students studying Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism is a masters degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism and the types of students that study this field. Champlain College awards the most degrees in Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism in the US, but University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus and Valley Forge Military College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism.

Tuition costs for Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism majors are, on average, $7,042 for in-state public colleges, and $29,915 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (39 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (630 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (630 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,042
Median In-State Public
$29,915
Median Out of State Private

Champlain College has the most Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism degree recipients, with 160 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus and Valley Forge Military College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism, with 22.4% and 17.4%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Protective Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Protective Services majors is $65,551 and the most common occupations are Police officers, Other managers, and Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists.

The industry that employs the most Protective Services majors is Justice, public order, & safety activities , though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Support activities for agriculture & forestry.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$65,551
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,243
3.37%
1 Year Growth
± 2.62%

The average salary for Protective Services majors is $65,551 and the most common occupations are Police officers, Other managers, and Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists.

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Highest Paying Locations

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Protective Services majors, by number of employees, are Police officers, Other managers, and Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Protective Services majors are Physicians, Physician assistants, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

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1.18M
2019 Workforce
± 26,528
6.66%
1 Year Growth
± 3.04%

The number of Protective Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 6.66%, from 1.1M in 2018 to 1.18M in 2019.

The largest single share of Protective Services graduates go on to work as Police officers (11.4%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Protective Services by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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The most common industries that employ Protective Services majors, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Elementary & secondary schools, and Legal services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism is from the 2 Digit Course Protective Services.
1.18M
2019 Workforce
± 26,528
6.66%
1 Year Growth
± 3.04%

The number of Protective Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 6.66%, from 1.1M in 2018 to 1.18M in 2019.

The industry which employs the most Protective Services graduates by share is Justice, public order, & safety activities , followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Protective Services.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Protective Services majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Protective Services in the United States. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Protective Services is 39.5, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Masters Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Protective Services degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Protective Services (741 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism is from the 2 Digit Course Protective Services.
39.5
Average Age in 2019
± 0.264 Years
0.123%
1 Year Change
± 0.962%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Protective Services. The most common ages of employees with this major are 35 and 27 years old, which represent 3.67% and 3.56% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism are Masters Degree, Bachelors Degree, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Protective Services are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (70.7%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    741 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    189 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    133 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. White Male
    208 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    50 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    32 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Mexico
    13,599 degree recipients
  2. Colombia
    4,043 degree recipients
  3. Haiti
    3,714 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Moldova
    7.31 times more than expected
  2. Panama
    3.34 times more than expected
  3. Bulgaria
    3.31 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Moldova that hold Protective Services degrees (7.31 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (13,599 degree recipients).

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