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2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

There are about 27,360 students enrolled in Homeland Security in the USA.

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popularity

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

6,067

Vs. National Avg.

-62%

popularity Rank

#129

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$19K

Vs. National Avg.

-21%

cost Rank

#334

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$38K

Vs. National Avg.

-4%

salary Rank

#313

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-3%

professors Rank

#302

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

4%

students Rank

#150

SUMMARY

Choosing to study Homeland Security is a valuable choice and often a required first step for students seeking to begin a career as an intelligence officer, a deputy sheriff, or a law enforcement officer. Interestingly, homeland security is an uncommon major ranking as the 128th most popular degree. Last year, there were 2,452 homeland security diplomas received. In-state tuition for homeland security at private colleges is, on average, 2.7 times more spendy than their public equivalents.

With only 100 institutions having programs for this degree you could have limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you are looking to surround yourself with other homeland security undergrads, look at colleges in West Virginia which have the most undergraduates admitted to homeland security annually. Zooming out, the best region to major in homeland security is in the Southeast region with Eastern Kentucky University, American Public University System, and Columbia Southern University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to major in homeland security is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of Arizona representing the conference. That being said, our selection for the best university for homeland security is Saint Louis University. You might also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The 'best' school is not necessarily the 'best' school for every student. There might be lots more facets to weigh when choosing college. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely refashion one's decision of which college to attend. Here at Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which homeland security school is home to the best campus, the answer is SUNY at Albany. If, for example, you are primarily interested in which college is home to the best campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand from that list, our pick of the school with the best student life for homeland security is Saint Louis University. Curious why? Keep reading to learn more about our top selections. Some of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If cost is a major influence in your decisions, you might be cautious about Saint Louis University. Saint Louis University&nbspis our most expensive university for homeland security, at least for out of state attendance. We do have a list of the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the cost of Saint Louis University&nbspinto perspective. You could also want to know that homeland security is the 366th most expensive major in America, with an average cost of $18,400. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for homeland security in the country is North Carolina demonstrated by a cost of $32,380 at Campbell University. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the U.S. for homeland security is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Post University with a cost of $15,258, and University of New Hampshire at Manchester with a cost of $31,660.

Our cheapest region for homeland security is the Far West region which is represented by Truckee Meadows Community College with a cost of $9,656, Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom with a cost of $4,078, and Trident University International with a cost of $9,240. More optimistically, the most affordable school for homeland security is Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom. Authority's entire list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $9,500 for a degree in homeland security. That cost balloons by a lot to a median of $19,700 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the university representing the best value for homeland security: Saint Louis University. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list for the schools we see as being the best value&nbspin general. Bear in mind, this list is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for homeland security majors differ a lot, but within two-years of leaving college students will typically make around $68,300. While there is a lot of variation in salary; highest paid earners can bring in up to $130,500. Right out of school, the lowest end positions within the homeland security space earn $35,000, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates for homeland security come from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach&nbspand if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of homeland security ranks subpar, arriving within the 38th percentile of all programs. The university with the highest composite diversity for homeland security is Union Institute & University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Homeland Security is only in the 16th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, in the 39th percentile. White collegians compose the largest proportion, 66%, of scholars studying homeland security. Additionally, 70% of scholars pursuing a homeland security degree are men.

The median score of homeland security professors is 4 stars, which is exactly the average score for every major; which is a fine. If you are interested in the most popular homeland security professor in the nation, take a look at Cami Burton at Utah Valley University. This may surprise you, but the top rated professors of homeland security by student come from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. As we consider data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing comprehensively the best professors for homeland security is New Jersey City University. One will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the best instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for homeland security is Trident University International. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a detailed page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you believe that looking at the higher education world with a lens primarily derived from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We encourage you to read our other pages on different schools and read a few of our helpful background articles on essential details to look out for as you continue your college search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

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A

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL | www.ucf.edu/

45%

Acceptance

81,082

Students

#200

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA | https://tulane.edu/

11%

Acceptance

14,652

Students

#71

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Arizona State University Campus Immersion

Tempe, AZ | www.asu.edu/

88%

Acceptance

82,880

Students

#332

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA | www.pitt.edu/

64%

Acceptance

35,563

Students

#155

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA | www.jefferson.edu/

70%

Acceptance

9,785

Students

#235

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

George Washington University

Washington, DC | https://www.gwu.edu/

43%

Acceptance

32,209

Students

#68

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO | www.slu.edu/

56%

Acceptance

14,756

Students

#156

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA | www.temple.edu/

71%

Acceptance

42,075

Students

#303

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL | daytonabeach.erau.edu/

61%

Acceptance

7,521

Students

#312

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

West Texas A & M University

Canyon, TX | www.wtamu.edu/

58%

Acceptance

11,678

Students

#1105

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Mercer University

Macon, GA | https://www.mercer.edu/

78%

Acceptance

9,933

Students

#389

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

A

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

Durham, NH | www.unh.edu/

85%

Acceptance

16,001

Students

#379

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

D

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, WI | https://www.fvtc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

18,341

Students

#1872

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

B

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

Fargo, ND | https://www.ndsu.edu/

94%

Acceptance

14,384

Students

#867

Ranking

$14K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA | https://www.vcu.edu/

91%

Acceptance

32,628

Students

#606

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Adelphi University

Garden City, NY | www.adelphi.edu/

75%

Acceptance

9,074

Students

#377

Ranking

$41K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA | https://www2.gmu.edu/

89%

Acceptance

49,755

Students

#296

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

F

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL | www.keiseruniversity.edu/

97%

Acceptance

30,930

Students

#2340

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

F

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Everglades University

Boca Raton, FL | https://www.evergladesuniversity.edu/

75%

Acceptance

2,599

Students

#2555

Ranking

$18K

Tuition

B

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

University of North Texas

Denton, TX | www.unt.edu/

84%

Acceptance

45,298

Students

#844

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

F

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, NC | www.waynecc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

4,210

Students

#3030

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL | www.fau.edu/

75%

Acceptance

37,930

Students

#705

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ | www.gcu.edu/

81%

Acceptance

150,585

Students

#2165

Ranking

$18K

Tuition

C

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha, NE | https://www.unomaha.edu/

82%

Acceptance

17,913

Students

#1419

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Homeland Security

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

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