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Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting at American Public University System

Every homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at American Public University System stacks up to those at other schools.

American Military University is located in Charles Town, West Virginia and has a total student population of 46,420. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,192 students received a bachelor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from American Military University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting section at the bottom of this page.

American Military University Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Degrees Available

  • Certificate in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Associate’s Degree in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting
  • Master’s Degree in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

Online Classes Are Available at American Military University

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

For those who are interested in distance learning, American Military University does offer online courses in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting for the following degree levels:

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

American Military University Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting progam at American Military University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

Of the schools analyzed in this analysis, the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at American Military University was ranked #17 for overall quality. This puts the program in the top 5% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #1 school in West Virginia.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools 3
Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans 4
Most Popular Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 4
Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 5
Best Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools 7
Most Focused Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 99

In 2019, 398 students received their master’s degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from American Military University. This makes it the #1 most popular school for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting master’s degree candidates in the country.

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Student Demographics at American Military University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at American Public University System.

American Military University Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Program

23% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 77% of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting associate's degrees went to men and 23% went to women.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate's Degree Grads

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at American Military University are white. Around 57% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a associate's in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 27
White 104
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 24

American Military University Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Program

19% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,192 students earned a bachelor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from American Military University. About 19% of these graduates were women and the other 81% were men.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 64% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at American Military University are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a bachelor's in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 27
Black or African American 147
Hispanic or Latino 144
White 759
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 113

American Military University Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Program

37% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 398 students who earned a master's degree in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting from American Military University in 2018-2019, 63% were men and 37% were women.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting master's degree from American Military University, 62% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a master's in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 53
Hispanic or Latino 45
White 248
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 41

Concentrations Within Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

If you plan to be a homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at American Public University System. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Homeland Security 911
Criminal Justice & Corrections 895
Fire Protection 92

Careers That Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Grads May Go Into

A degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for WV, the home state for American Public University System.

Occupation Jobs in WV Average Salary in WV
Accountants and Auditors 3,840 $68,160
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 3,460 $43,590
Correctional Officers and Jailers 3,030 $36,960
Computer Workers 2,380 $83,660
Managers 1,880 $77,290

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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