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Other Homeland Security

913 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
534 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 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 913
Master’s Degree 534
Basic Certificate 254
Associate’s Degree 148
Undergraduate Certificate 68
Graduate Certificate 65
Doctor’s Degree 13

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

913 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
34% Percent Women
37% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 913 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other homeland security in 2019, making it rank #169 in popularity. This major attracts more men than women. About 66% 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 15
Black or African American 149
Hispanic or Latino 149
White 472
International Students 59
Other Races/Ethnicities 69

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Other Homeland Security, too. About 6.5% 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

The U.S. Department of Education found that students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree in other homeland security 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 the 2018-2019 academic year, 112 schools offered some type of other homeland security program. 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) 39 4
Certificate (1-2 years) 17 2
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 32 5
Bachelor’s Degree 11 4
Post-Baccalaureate 39 4
Master’s Degree 17 12
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 122,741
Fire Protection 13,656
Homeland Security 6,367


*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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