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Homeland Security Schools in Iowa

298 students earned Homeland Security degrees in Iowa in the 2018-2019 year.

A Homeland Security major is the 43rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Homeland Security Majors in Iowa

Homeland Security majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 201
Bachelor’s Degree 73
Associate’s Degree 16
Master’s Degree 7
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

In Iowa, a homeland security major is more popular with men than with women.

Homeland Security Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of homeland security majors in Iowa is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Black or African American: 14.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.7%
  • White: 63.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 10.4%
Homeland Security Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Homeland Security Grads in Iowa

There are 7,080 people in the state and 866,300 people in the nation working in homeland security jobs.

Homeland Security Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Homeland Security Jobs in Iowa

A typical salary for a homeland security grad in the state is $71,300, compared to a typical salary of $76,990 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 3 colleges in Iowa that offer homeland security degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

204 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,474 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 72% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $29,300 after graduation.


Waldorf University

Forest City
81 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
3,150 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,200 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 26% of the teachers are full time.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
4,392 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.10%. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.40 years.

Homeland Security Careers in IA

Some of the careers homeland security majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 14% $40,300
Professors 9% $54,370
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 8% $78,210
Managers 6% $90,210
Emergency Management Directors 6% $62,910
Police and Detective Supervisors 5% $80,120

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to homeland security.

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 544
Fire Protection 211

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