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2023 Best Homeland Security Schools

124 Colleges in the United States
7,140 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded
$52,213 Avg Early-Career Salary
Homeland Security is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #117 most popular degree program in the country. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

College Factual reviewed 124 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of homeland security. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 7,140 degrees in homeland security during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What's on this page: * Degree-Level Rankings

Choosing a Great Homeland Security School

Best Homeland Security Schools Your choice of homeland security school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Homeland Security School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Homeland Security Rankings by Degree Level

The homeland security school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Homeland Security Schools. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Featured Homeland Security Programs

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Best Schools for Homeland Security in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the homeland security degrees they offer, see the list below. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

18 Top Schools in Homeland Security

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
81 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

It is difficult to beat George Washington University if you want to pursue a degree in homeland security. Located in the city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #40 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were about 81 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent year we have data available. Homeland Security degree recipients from George Washington University get an earnings boost of about $54,044 above the typical earnings of homeland security graduates.

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Graduate Certificate Highest Degree Type
94 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

Any student who is interested in homeland security has to check out George Mason University. Located in the large suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #133 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means GMU is a great university overall.

There were about 94 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at GMU in the most recent data year. Homeland Security degree recipients from George Mason University earn a boost of about $49,263 over the average income of homeland security majors.

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#3

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In PA
100 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

Robert Morris University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in homeland security. Located in the suburb of Moon Township, RMU is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 48th out of 117 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 100 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at RMU in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
897 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

American Public University System is a wonderful choice for students interested in a degree in homeland security. American Military University is a fairly large private for-profit university located in the town of Charles Town. A Best Colleges rank of #115 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means American Military University is a great university overall.

There were about 897 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at American Military University in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the homeland security degree program at American Public University System earn $6,802 above the average college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#5

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
69 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Colleges rank of #19 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 69 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available. Those homeland security students who get their degree from Georgetown University make $19,704 more than the standard homeland security grad.

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Located in the midsize city of Fort Lauderdale, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #266 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a great university overall.

There were roughly 30 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the homeland security program report average early career income of $43,441.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY
70 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

Excelsior University is a fairly large private not-for-profit college located in the city of Albany. A Best Colleges rank of #186 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Excelsior University is a great college overall.

There were about 70 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at Excelsior University in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MO

Located in the large city of Saint Louis, SLU is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #161 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means SLU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 9 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at SLU in the most recent data year.

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#9

Utica College

Utica, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
270 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Utica, Utica College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 79th out of 143 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 270 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at Utica College in the most recent year we have data available. Those homeland security students who get their degree from Utica College make $8,174 more than the average homeland security graduate.

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#10

University at Albany

Albany, NY
Graduate Certificate Highest Degree Type
233 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

UAlbany is a large public university located in the city of Albany. This university ranks 30th out of 143 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 233 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at UAlbany in the most recent data year. Soon after graduation, homeland security degree recipients generally earn an average of $32,193 in their early careers.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
158 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

ASU - Skysong is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Scottsdale. This university ranks 7th out of 26 colleges for overall quality in the state of Arizona.

There were approximately 158 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at ASU - Skysong in the most recent year we have data available. Homeland Security degree recipients from Arizona State University - Skysong earn a boost of around $12,600 above the typical income of homeland security graduates.

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#12

Waldorf University

Forest City, IA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
89 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

Waldorf is a small private for-profit university located in the town of Forest City. This university ranks 20th out of 40 colleges for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

There were about 89 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at Waldorf in the most recent data year. Homeland Security degree recipients from Waldorf University receive an earnings boost of around $2,297 over the average income of homeland security graduates.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
63 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

Union is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Cincinnati. This university ranks 13th out of 96 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were approximately 63 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at Union in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the homeland security degree program at Union Institute & University get $73,134 above the standard college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#14

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NJ
38 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

Monmouth is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of West Long Branch. This university ranks 13th out of 44 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were approximately 38 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at Monmouth in the most recent year we have data available.

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#15

Lake Superior State University

Sault Ste Marie, MI
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MI

Located in the remote town of Sault Ste Marie, Lake Superior State University is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 33rd out of 57 colleges for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were approximately 17 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at Lake Superior State University in the most recent year we have data available.

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Located in the medium-sized city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #219 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means North Dakota State University is a great university overall.

There were roughly 20 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at North Dakota State University in the most recent data year. Soon after graduating, homeland security degree recipients usually make around $42,071 at the beginning of their careers.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IL
204 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

Located in the rural area of Schaumburg, AIU Online is a private for-profit university with a large student population. This university ranks 695th out of 2,241 schools for overall quality nationwide.

There were approximately 204 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at AIU Online in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
120 Homeland Security Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #221 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means USF Tampa is a great university overall.

There were roughly 120 homeland security students who graduated with this degree at USF Tampa in the most recent year we have data available. Homeland Security degree recipients from University of South Florida - Main Campus get an earnings boost of around $27,487 above the average earnings of homeland security majors.

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Rest of the Top Best Homeland Security Schools

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Homeland Security students that almost earned our Best Homeland Security Schools award.

Rank College Location
19 National University La Jolla, CA
20 Bellevue University Bellevue, NE
21 National American University - Rapid City Rapid City, SD
22 Capella University Minneapolis, MN
23 Anderson University South Carolina Anderson, SC
24 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
25 Endicott College Beverly, MA

Homeland Security by Region

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Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
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Homeland Security is one of 4 different types of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting programs to choose from.

Homeland Security Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Homeland Security 3,012
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management 2,709
Critical Infrastructure Protection 978
Other Homeland Security 228
Terrorism & Counterterrorism Operations 213

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Majors Similar to Homeland Security

Related Major Annual Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 113,121
Fire Protection 13,766
Security Science and Technology 6,888
Other Homeland Security 1,695

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Removed schools reflect instances of new data identified post-publication that warrant removal of a school from this year’s ranking.

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