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Undergraduate Certificates in Homeland Security

82 Yearly Graduations
$21,400 Median Salary
$15,526 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in homeland security is offered at 39 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 39 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Homeland Security Majors

In 2018-2019, 82 undergraduate certificates were awarded to homeland security majors. This earns it the #127 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in homeland security is $21,400. 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 $21,400 to a high of $21,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in homeland security is $15,526. 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, $18,540 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $12,513.

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The median monthly payment of a homeland security graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $162.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in homeland security. About 59.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 49
Women 33
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Homeland Security

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 47
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 9
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 39 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in homeland security. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Park University

Parkville, Missouri
30 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for homeland security students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Park University. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,999 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,012 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at Park University. About 37% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Martinsburg, West Virginia
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security. Roughly 6,200 attend the school each year. The homeland security program at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College awarded 6 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is College of DuPage. Roughly 24,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security from COD. About 40% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Passaic County Community College

Paterson, New Jersey
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Passaic County Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in homeland security. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security from PCCC. Of these students, 40% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Montgomery College

Rockville, Maryland
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montgomery College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security. Each year, around 21,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at Montgomery College. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Klamath Community College

Klamath Falls, Oregon
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Klamath Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at Klamath Community College.

#5

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky
4 Yearly Graduations

The 5th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Eastern Kentucky 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.

The homeland security program at Eastern Kentucky University awarded 4 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

ICPR Junior College-Manati

Manatí, Puerto Rico
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is ICPR Junior College-Manati. The homeland security program at ICPR Junior College-Manati awarded 3 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, Illinois
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

William Rainey Harper College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security. Each year, around 13,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security from Harper College.

#9

Idaho State University

Pocatello, Idaho
2 Yearly Graduations

Idaho State University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,928 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,982 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security from ISU.

#9

Lanier Technical College

Oakwood, Georgia
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Lanier Technical College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in homeland security. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The homeland security program at Lanier Technical College awarded 2 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Regis University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in homeland security. Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,830 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,441 per year.

The homeland security program at Regis University awarded 2 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, North Carolina
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

#9

Erie Community College

Buffalo, New York
2 Yearly Graduations

The 9th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Erie Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security from Erie Community College.

#9

Salish Kootenai College

Pablo, Montana
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Salish Kootenai College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at SKC. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Monroe Community College

Rochester, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Monroe Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 undergraduate certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at Monroe Community College. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Missouri Southern State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,289 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security from Missouri Southern.

#16

West Shore Community College

Scottville, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

West Shore Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in homeland security. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security from West Shore Community College.

#16

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, Ohio
1 Yearly Graduations

The 16th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Sinclair Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in homeland security from Sinclair Community College.

#16

Bucks County Community College

Newtown, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations

Bucks County Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in homeland security. The homeland security program at Bucks County Community College awarded 1 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6,694
Fire Protection 1,178
Other Homeland Security 68

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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