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2021 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in California

45 Colleges
$28,693 Avg Salary
$19,963 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting School for You

In 2018-2019, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students earned 21,794 degrees and certificates from a California school, making the subject the 10th in the state.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in California to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 45 schools in California to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in California

Check out the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools

#1

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA

Our 2021 rankings named Santa Rosa Junior College the best school in California for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students. Located in the medium-sized city of Santa Rosa, SRJC is a public college with a very large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend California Baptist University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in California list. Cal Baptist is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Riverside.

The average amount in student loans that homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Cal Baptist take out is $26,602. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $276, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend California State University - Sacramento. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in California list. California State University - Sacramento is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Sacramento.

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting majors at California State University - Sacramento take out an average of $15,000 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $156.

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#4

National University

La Jolla, CA

The excellent programs at National University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools in California. Located in the large city of La Jolla, National University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at National University accumulate an average of around $31,087 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $344.

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#5

Ashford University

San Diego, CA

Out of the 45 schools in California that were part of this year’s ranking, Ashford University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the large city of San Diego, Ashford University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

After completing their degree, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting graduates from Ashford University carry an average student debtload of $39,094. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $432.

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San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

San Diego State University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in California ranking. Located in the city of San Diego, SDSU is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting graduates from SDSU take out $11,999 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $125.

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With a ranking of #7, San Jose State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students. San Jose State is a fairly large public school located in the city of San Jose.

The average amount in student loans that homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at San Jose State take out is $15,538. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $161, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California State University - San Bernardino did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the midsize city of San Bernardino, Cal State San Bernardino is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting graduates from Cal State San Bernardino take out $14,500 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $150.

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With a ranking of #9, DeVry University - California did quite well on this year’s best schools for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students. Located in the city of Pomona, DeVry University - California is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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#10

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in California list. Located in the large city of San Francisco, SFSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at SFSU take out is $14,875. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $154.

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Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Hawaii 339
Washington 1,007
Oregon 764
Nevada 734
Alaska 174

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 122,741
Fire Protection 13,656
Homeland Security 6,367
Other Homeland Security 1,995

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 98,535
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 71,951
Legal Professions 61,011
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 3,568

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Barry Bahler.

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