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2023 Homeland Security Students

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

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College is a particularly momentous period in one's life; it's an opportunity for personal growth and expansion. Pupils continue to realize their calling and cultivate many of the needed skills to be a prosperous member of society. But growth goes far beyond a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the wild anecdote gained from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different stance on an issue. Therefore, a diverse student population tremendously enriches what one gains from the time at school.

Homeland Security is a less ethnically diverse focus than average*. 66% of America's Homeland Security majors are white students, followed by latino students (15%), black students (8%), and students of other races**(8%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Mercy College&nbspin Dobbs Ferry, NY.

In addition, Homeland Security significatly skews male, with 7 out of 10 students majoring in Homeland Security identifying as men. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

Another important type of diversity is financial diversity. Unfortunately, Homeland Security is less socioeconomically diverse than 84% of majors in the United States. 35% of its majors come from low income homes, 16% are from families that make between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 19% grew up in families that earn more than $110,000 a year. Northwest Missouri State University is the most fiscally diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall AZ is the most diverse state for Homeland Security. The Southwest is the most diverse region, and the Pacific-12 Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 3%

  • Black: 8%

  • Latino: 15%

  • White: 66%

  • Other: 8%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 70%

  • Female: 30%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 35%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 19%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 73%

  • Out of State: 25%

  • International: 2%

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