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Basic Certificates in Homeland Security

880 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in homeland security is offered at 94 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 35% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Homeland Security Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 880 students earned their basic certificate in homeland security. This earns it the #73 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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 Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for homeland security majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in homeland security. About 59.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 522
Women 358
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Homeland Security

The racial-ethnic distribution of homeland security basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 93
Hispanic or Latino 169
White 520
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 76
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security Basic Certificate Students

There are 94 colleges that offer a basic certificate in homeland security. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

200 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for homeland security students seekinga basic certificate is Des Moines Area Community College. Each year, around 23,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security program at Des Moines Area Community College awarded 200 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 54% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, North Carolina
102 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fayetteville Technical Community College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security. Roughly 11,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 102 basic certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at FTCC. About 12% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park, California
62 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Los Angeles College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security. Each year, around 35,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 basic certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at East Los Angeles College. Around 84% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

55 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix. Roughly 11,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 basic certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at ASU - Downtown Phoenix. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#5

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
38 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in homeland security. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 basic certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at American Military University. Of these students, 32% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
28 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Palm Beach State College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security. Each year, around 31,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their basic certificate in homeland security from Palm Beach State College. About 86% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
25 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Missouri is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in homeland security. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,128 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,524 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their basic certificate in homeland security from UCM. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

24 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Roughly 95,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their basic certificate in homeland security from UOPX - Arizona. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#9

Coastal Carolina Community College

Jacksonville, North Carolina
23 Yearly Graduations
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Coastal Carolina Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their basic certificate in homeland security from Coastal Carolina Community College.

#9

Lake Technical College

Eustis, Florida
23 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Lake Technical College. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 basic certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at Lake Technical College. Of these students, 96% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
22 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Petersburg College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in homeland security. Each year, around 29,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 basic certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at SPC. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#11

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, North Carolina
22 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wayne Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in homeland security. Roughly 3,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their basic certificate in homeland security from Wayne Community College. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#13

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom

Lakewood, Washington
20 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their basic certificate in homeland security from Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#14

Klamath Community College

Klamath Falls, Oregon
19 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Klamath Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security program at Klamath Community College awarded 19 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 47% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Southwestern College

Winfield, Kansas
18 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Southwestern College. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,340 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their basic certificate in homeland security from SC. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 28% were women.

#16

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Skysong comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in homeland security. Each year, around 38,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their basic certificate in homeland security from ASU - Skysong. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#17

Highline College

Des Moines, Washington
13 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Highline College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in homeland security. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their basic certificate in homeland security from Highline. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#17

Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas
13 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Angelo State University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in homeland security. Roughly 10,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,332 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,059 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 basic certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at Angelo State. About 38% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
13 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Northern Arizona University. Roughly 31,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

The homeland security program at Northern Arizona University awarded 13 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#20

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Husson University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in homeland security. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,990 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their basic certificate in homeland security from Husson. About 75% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to homeland security that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Criminal Justice & Corrections 21,156
Fire Protection 6,640
Other Homeland Security 254

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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