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Bachelor’s Degrees in Homeland Security

2,452 Yearly Graduations
$45,100 Median Salary
$25,875 Median Debt
There are 96 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in homeland security. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 29% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.1% of homeland security graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Homeland Security Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,452 students earned their bachelor's degree in homeland security. This makes it the 123rd most popular bachelor'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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in homeland security is $45,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $37,500 to a high of $45,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in homeland security is $25,875. 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, $34,375 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $23,025.

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The median monthly payment of a homeland security graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $269.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in homeland security. About 74.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,833
Women 619
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Homeland Security

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 62
Black or African American 211
Hispanic or Latino 331
White 1,532
International Students 51
Other Races/Ethnicities 265
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 96 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in homeland security. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
534 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for homeland security majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. 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 534 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 17% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
191 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arizona is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in homeland security. Each year, around 44,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 191 bachelor's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at Arizona. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 49% were women.

#3

University at Albany

Albany, New York
167 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University at Albany. Each year, around 17,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The homeland security program at University at Albany awarded 167 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 38% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
131 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Canyon University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in homeland security. Each year, around 90,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 131 bachelor's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at Grand Canyon University. Of these students, 11% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Utica College

Utica, New York
118 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utica College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in homeland security. Each year, around 5,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $21,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,480 per year.

The homeland security program at Utica College awarded 118 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey
79 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is New Jersey City University. Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,248 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,140 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 bachelor's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at NJCU. Of these students, 28% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky
76 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Kentucky University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in homeland security. Each year, around 15,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,266 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,900 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 people received their bachelor's degree in homeland security from Eastern. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

#8

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama
70 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia Southern University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in homeland security. Each year, around 21,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,780 per year.

The homeland security program at Columbia Southern University awarded 70 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 26% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Waldorf University

Forest City, Iowa
69 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Waldorf University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor'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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 people received their bachelor's degree in homeland security from Waldorf. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

61 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in homeland security. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,424 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,712 per year.

The homeland security program at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach awarded 61 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#11

National University

La Jolla, California
57 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in homeland security. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,480 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 people received their bachelor's degree in homeland security from National University. About 23% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Union Institute & University

Cincinnati, Ohio
56 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Union Institute & University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in homeland security. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,652 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 people received their bachelor's degree in homeland security from Union. About 9% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
52 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in homeland security. Each year, around 38,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 bachelor's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at UNT. About 33% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas
44 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Arkansas Tech University. Each year, around 12,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,256 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their bachelor's degree in homeland security from ATU. Of these students, 27% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

43 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nebraska at Omaha comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in homeland security. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,224 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,558 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 bachelor's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at UNOMAHA. About 40% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Trident University International

Cypress, California
42 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Trident University International. Each year, around 6,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,240 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,120 per year.

The homeland security program at Trident University International awarded 42 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#16

Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina
42 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Campbell University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in homeland security. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,330 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 bachelor's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at Campbell. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#18

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
41 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is George Mason University. Roughly 37,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 people received their bachelor's degree in homeland security from GMU. Of these students, 24% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Columbia College

Columbia, South Carolina
40 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in homeland security. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,397 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,574 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their bachelor's degree in homeland security from Columbia College South Carolina. About 25% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey
31 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Monmouth University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in homeland security. Each year, around 6,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,126 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 bachelor's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at Monmouth. About 32% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Criminal Justice & Corrections 55,297
Fire Protection 1,423
Other Homeland Security 913

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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