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Associate’s Degrees in Homeland Security

402 Yearly Graduations
$29,650 Median Salary
$27,562 Median Debt
There are 97 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in homeland security. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 33 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of homeland security graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Homeland Security Majors

In 2018-2019, 402 earned their associate's degree in homeland security. This makes it the 125th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in homeland security at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,452
Master’s Degree 2,208
Basic Certificate 880
Associate’s Degree 402
Graduate Certificate 315
Undergraduate Certificate 82
Doctor’s Degree 28

Earnings of Homeland Security Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in homeland security is $29,650. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $27,475 and the high is $31,825.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in homeland security is $27,562. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $27,844 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $27,281.

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The median monthly payment of a homeland security graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $286.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in homeland security. About 71.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 287
Women 115
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Homeland Security

The racial-ethnic distribution of homeland security associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 36
Hispanic or Latino 75
White 248
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 29
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security Associate's Degree Students

There are 97 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in homeland security. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
48 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for homeland security students seekingan associate's degree is American Public University System. Each year, around 46,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

The homeland security program at American Public University System awarded 48 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#2

Georgia Military College

Milledgeville, Georgia
27 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Military College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in homeland security. Roughly 8,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their associate's degree in homeland security from Georgia Military College. About 30% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

ICPR Junior College-Manati

Manatí, Puerto Rico
20 Yearly Graduations
65% Women

The 3rd most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their associate's degree is ICPR Junior College-Manati. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their associate's degree in homeland security from ICPR Junior College-Manati. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 65% were women.

#4

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
18 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,808 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,162 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 associate's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Of these students, 44% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Lake Superior State University

Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
16 Yearly Graduations
12% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Lake Superior State University. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security program at Lake Superior State University awarded 16 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#6

SUNY Broome Community College

Binghamton, New York
15 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their associate's degree is SUNY Broome Community College. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their associate's degree in homeland security from SUNY Broome Community College. Of these students, 33% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey
14 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brookdale Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in homeland security. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security program at Brookdale Community College awarded 14 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Waldorf University

Forest City, Iowa
12 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Waldorf University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in homeland security. Each year, around 3,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $21,196 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,680 per year.

The homeland security program at Waldorf University awarded 12 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
12 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Arizona Western College. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. The homeland security program at Arizona Western College awarded 12 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey
11 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Middlesex County College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in homeland security. Each year, around 10,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security program at Middlesex County College awarded 11 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 45% were women and 45% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina
9 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Trident Technical College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in homeland security. Each year, around 12,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 associate's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at Trident Technical College. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#11

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fayetteville Technical Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in homeland security. Roughly 11,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 associate's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at FTCC. About 33% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

Lakewood, Washington
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in homeland security. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their associate's degree in homeland security from Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom.

#11

Nassau Community College

Garden City, New York
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nassau Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in homeland security. Roughly 17,400 attend the school each year. The homeland security program at Nassau Community College awarded 9 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 44% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Long Island Business Institute

Flushing, New York
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Long Island Business Institute is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in homeland security. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security program at Long Island Business Institute awarded 8 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

8 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Management and Technology is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in homeland security. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,360 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,020 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their associate's degree in homeland security from University of Management and Technology. About 12% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Community College of Rhode Island

Warwick, Rhode Island
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Rhode Island is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in homeland security. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 associate's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at CCRI. About 14% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Passaic County Community College

Paterson, New Jersey
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Passaic County Community College. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their associate's degree in homeland security from PCCC. Of these students, 33% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Raritan Valley Community College

Branchburg, New Jersey
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Raritan Valley Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in homeland security. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. The homeland security program at Raritan Valley Community College awarded 6 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in homeland security. Each year, around 29,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security program at St Petersburg College awarded 6 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to homeland security that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Criminal Justice & Corrections 30,792
Fire Protection 4,306
Other Homeland Security 148

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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