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2021 Best Value Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Kentucky

8 Colleges
814 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,307 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in KentuckyWith 814 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting is the #13 most popular major in Kentucky. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.4% of all the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Kentucky ranking looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in Kentucky

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors.

Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools in Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools. Eastern is a large public school located in the distant town of Richmond. In addition to being on our best value list, Eastern has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Kentucky ranking.

It takes the average student at Eastern about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,304. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Eastern is $109,125. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

University of Louisville landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools. U of L is a very large public school located in the large city of Louisville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at U of L, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Kentucky ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at U of L to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,727. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of L be around $143,406. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#3

Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY

Our rankings recognize Kentucky State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Frankfort, KY State is a public college with a small student population. KY State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Kentucky list.

It takes about 5.0 years for the average student at KY State to complete their degree, and it costs about $11,460 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from KY State is $56,727. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Pikeville

Pikeville, KY

University of Pikeville comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Pikeville, UPIKE is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. UPIKE also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Kentucky rankings.

The average student at UPIKE graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $21,085. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UPIKE is about $95,726. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Highland Heights, NKU is a public college with a large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, NKU has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Kentucky ranking.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at NKU to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,733. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from NKU is about $110,121. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, KY

Lindsey Wilson College comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Lindsey Wilson College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Columbia. Lindsey Wilson College also made our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Kentucky list, coming in at #8.

The average student at Lindsey Wilson College graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,656. This means that the average student pays around $99,233 to get a bachelor’s degree from Lindsey Wilson College. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Murray State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Murray, Murray State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Murray State, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Kentucky ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Murray State to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,627. This means that the average student pays around $125,150 to get a bachelor’s degree from Murray State. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, KY

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Campbellsville University. Campbellsville University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Campbellsville. Campbellsville University also made our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Kentucky list, coming in at #7.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Campbellsville University to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,860. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Campbellsville University is $103,075. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 403
Florida 4,196
Virginia 2,143
Georgia 1,387
West Virginia 1,539
Tennessee 1,047
North Carolina 1,877
South Carolina 799
Alabama 1,762
Louisiana 620
Arkansas 451

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 668
Homeland Security 76
Fire Protection 69
Other Homeland Security 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 932
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 890
Legal Professions 62

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 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.

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