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Other Homeland Security

872 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
515 Master's Degrees Annually
#169 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Other Homeland Security Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other homeland security graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 872
Master’s Degree 515
Basic Certificate 446
Associate’s Degree 166
Graduate Certificate 82
Undergraduate Certificate 44
Doctor’s Degree 4

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Homeland Security?

872 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
35% Percent Women
36% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 872 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other homeland security in 2018, making it rank #169 in popularity. This major attracts more men than women. About 65% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other homeland security majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Homeland Security Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 163
Hispanic or Latino 112
White 471
International Students 43
Other Races/Ethnicities 74

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Other Homeland Security. About 4.9% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Canada
  • Nigeria
  • Hong Kong

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that other homeland security students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree made a median starting salary of $43,000 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $35,400 (25th percentile) and $51,850 (75th percentile).


It’s important to note that just because the people reporting these salaries have a degree in other homeland security, it does not mean that they are working in a job related to their degree.

Online Other Homeland Security Programs

In 2017-2018, 108 schools offered a other homeland security program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 30 4
Certificate (1-2 years) 22 4
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 33 5
Bachelor’s Degree 12 5
Post-Baccalaureate 30 4
Master’s Degree 16 11
Post-Master’s 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 2 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other homeland security.

Major Number of Grads
Criminal Justice & Corrections 123,447
Fire Protection 19,510
Homeland Security 5,733


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