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 and 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 is our most expensive university for homeland security, at least for out of state attendance. We do have a list of the most expensive schools that might put the cost of Saint Louis University into 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 in 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 and 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 and 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.