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2021 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools

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

In 2018-2019, 144,759 people earned a degree or certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting, making the major the #11 most popular in the United States.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 554 schools in the United States to see which undergraduate certificate programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting program at each school on the list.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors pursuing a undergraduate certificate.

#1

Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ

Our 2021 rankings named Rio Salado College the most popular school in the United States for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students working on their undergraduate certificate. Rio Salado College is a large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe.

Women make up 17% of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at the school.

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#2

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

The in-demand undergraduate certificate programs at Ivy Tech Community College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools in the United States. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 52% of the students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at the school are women while 48% are male.

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#3

Camden County College

Blackwood, NJ

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Camden County College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Camden County College is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Blackwood.

Women make up 13% of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at the school.

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#4

San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino, CA

The in-demand undergraduate certificate programs at San Bernardino Valley College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools in the United States. San Bernardino Valley College is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of San Bernardino.

Women make up 12% of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at the school.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Passaic County Community College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. PCCC is a medium-sized public school located in the large suburb of Paterson.

Of the 157 students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at PCCC, 57% are male and 43% are female.

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#6

Butte College

Oroville, CA

Butte College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting programs. Located in the rural area of Oroville, Butte College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 20% of the students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at the school are women while 80% are male.

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#7

Moreno Valley College

Moreno Valley, CA

Moreno Valley College ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Moreno Valley College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Moreno Valley.

Women make up 22% of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at the school.

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#8

Palomar College

San Marcos, CA

Palomar College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large suburb of San Marcos, Palomar College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Of the 145 students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at Palomar College, 95% are male and 5% are female.

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#9

Ventura College

Ventura, CA

Ventura College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the midsize city of Ventura, Ventura College is a public school with a large student population.

About 29% of the students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at the school are women while 71% are male.

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#10

Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ

Pima Community College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting programs. Located in the large city of Tucson, Pima County Community College District is a public school with a large student population.

Women make up 14% of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at the school.

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#11

Eastfield College

Mesquite, TX

Eastfield College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting programs. Located in the suburb of Mesquite, Eastfield College is a public school with a large student population.

Of the 119 students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at Eastfield College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

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Southern Arkansas University Tech ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. SAU Tech is a small public school located in the rural area of Camden.

Women make up 15% of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at the school.

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Delaware County Community College landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting programs. Located in the large suburb of Media, Delaware County Community College is a public college with a large student population.

Of the 107 students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at Delaware County Community College, 80% are male and 20% are female.

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#14

Navarro College

Corsicana, TX

Navarro College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the town of Corsicana, Navarro College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Women make up 20% of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at the school.

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With a ranking of #15, Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students working on their undergraduate certificate. IUP is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Indiana.

Of the 99 students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at IUP, 85% are male and 15% are female.

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Red Rocks Community College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Lakewood, Red Rocks Community College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

Of the 97 students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at Red Rocks Community College, 81% are male and 19% are female.

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#17

Amarillo College

Amarillo, TX

Amarillo College landed the #17 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Amarillo, Amarillo College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Women make up 3% of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at the school.

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#18

College of the Sequoias

Visalia, CA

With a ranking of #18, College of the Sequoias did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students working on their undergraduate certificate. College of the Sequoias is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Visalia.

Women make up 9% of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at the school.

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#19

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, LA

With a ranking of #19, Bossier Parish Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students working on their undergraduate certificate. Bossier Parish Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Bossier City.

About 68% of the students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at the school are women while 32% are male.

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#20

Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

Columbus State University ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbus, CSU is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

About 26% of the students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at the school are women while 74% are male.

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Eastern Kentucky University ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the town of Richmond, Eastern is a public school with a large student population.

Of the 76 students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at Eastern, 59% are male and 41% are female.

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Albany Technical College came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Albany Technical College is a small public school located in the city of Albany.

Of the 74 students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at Albany Technical College, 30% are male and 70% are female.

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#23

Brookhaven College

Farmers Branch, TX

With a ranking of #23, Brookhaven College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students working on their undergraduate certificate. Brookhaven College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Farmers Branch.

About 52% of the students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at the school are women while 48% are male.

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San Jacinto Community College ranked #24 on this year’s Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. San Jacinto College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Pasadena.

Women make up 43% of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at the school.

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#25

Erie Community College

Buffalo, NY

Erie Community College ranked #25 on this year’s Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Erie Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Buffalo.

About 12% of the students majoring in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at the school are women while 88% are male.

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#27

Central Texas College

Killeen, TX
#29

Blinn College

Brenham, TX
#34

Cumberland County College

Vineland, NJ
#37

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, CO
#37

Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, TX
#39

Lackawanna College

Scranton, PA
#40

SUNY Ulster

Stone Ridge, NY
#42

Oxnard College

Oxnard, CA
#42

Grossmont College

El Cajon, CA
#42

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids, MI
#46

San Juan College

Farmington, NM
#46

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, CO
#48

South Plains College

Levelland, TX
#49

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO
#50

Honolulu Community College

Honolulu, HI

Remaining Award Winners

This list represents the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 554 different United States homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
52 Cisco College Cisco, TX
52 Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg, FL
52 Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins, GA
55 United Education Institute-Chula Vista Chula Vista, CA
56 College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
57 Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee Muskogee, OK
57 New Mexico Junior College Hobbs, NM
59 College of the Redwoods Eureka, CA
59 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
59 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
62 UEI College-Gardena Gardena, CA
62 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
62 San Diego Miramar College San Diego, CA
62 Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
62 Carrington College, Phoenix North Phoenix, AZ
67 Glendale Community College Glendale, CA
67 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
69 Mountain View College Dallas, TX
70 Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA
70 United Education Institute-UEI College San Marcos San Marcos, CA
70 Hawaii Community College Hilo, HI
70 Park University Parkville, MO
74 Lake Tahoe Community College South Lake Tahoe, CA
75 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Martinsburg, WV
75 Kirtland Community College Roscommon, MI
75 Mineral Area College Park Hills, MO
78 Bryant & Stratton College - Buffalo Buffalo, NY
78 Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ
78 Utah Valley University Orem, UT
81 United Education Institute-Anaheim Anaheim, CA
82 North Central State College Mansfield, OH
82 University of Baltimore Baltimore, MD
82 United Education Institute-Encino Encino, CA
82 Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, WI
82 Otero Junior College La Junta, CO
82 Moberly Area Community College Moberly, MO

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional popular schools for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting students that almost earned our Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools award.

Rank College Location
88 Allan Hancock College Santa Maria, CA
89 Terra State Community College Fremont, OH
89 Imperial Valley College Imperial, CA
89 Caribbean Forensic and Technical College Rio Piedras, PR
89 UEI College-Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
89 Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville, GA
94 Jefferson College Hillsboro, MO
94 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
94 Hartnell College Salinas, CA
94 South Suburban College South Holland, IL
94 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta, GA
94 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
94 United Education Institute-West Covina West Covina, CA
101 Aims Community College Greeley, CO
101 Jamestown Community College Jamestown, NY
103 North Central Texas College Gainesville, TX
103 Mid-America Technology Center Wayne, OK
103 West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg, WV
103 Kellogg Community College Battle Creek, MI
103 Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA
108 Porterville College Porterville, CA
108 UEI College-Riverside Riverside, CA
108 Charlie’s Guard-Detective Bureau and Academy Inc Aguadilla, PR
108 Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
108 Augusta Technical College Augusta, GA

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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

Majors Similar to Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

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 26 schools only.

  • 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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