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2021 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in California

17 Colleges
5,071 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,882 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in CaliforniaHomeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting is the #14 most popular major in California with 5,071 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 8.4% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in California ranking looked at 17 colleges that offer a bachelor's in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools for Non-Traditional Students in California

The following schools top our list of the Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Top 10 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

National University

La Jolla, CA

National University has taken the #1 spot in this year's homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of La Jolla, National University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. National University also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in California rankings.

The student loan default rate at National University is lower than is typical, just 4.9% of students default in three years. 7,627 of National University students are exclusively distance learners. About 8,896 of the students at National University are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Los Angeles as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Los Angeles, Cal State LA is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Cal State LA, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in California ranking.

The student loan default rate at Cal State LA is lower than is typical, just 4.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 8,829 students at Cal State LA that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,939 part time students in attendance at Cal State LA. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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California State University - Sacramento earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Sacramento, Sac State is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Sac State has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in California ranking.

The student loan default rate at Sac State is lower than is typical, just 4.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,655 students take at least one class online at Sac State. There are roughly 6,435 part time students in attendance at Sac State. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Stanislaus. Stan State is a large public school located in the small suburb of Turlock.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.4%. Approximately 3,964 students take at least one class online at Stan State. There are roughly 1,840 part time students in attendance at Stan State. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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California State University - East Bay landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Hayward, Cal State East Bay is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The student loan default rate at Cal State East Bay is lower than is typical, just 5.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 6,927 students take at least one class online at Cal State East Bay. 3,742 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize San Jose State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. San Jose State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of San Jose. San Jose State also made our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in California list, coming in at #4.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.5%. There are approximately 8,114 students at San Jose State that take at least one class online. About 8,139 of the students at San Jose State are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Fullerton. Cal State Fullerton is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Fullerton. Cal State Fullerton also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in California rankings.

About 2.6% of Cal State Fullerton students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 12,133 students take at least one class online at Cal State Fullerton. 9,948 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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California State University - Dominguez Hills comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. CSUDH is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Carson.

About 5.7% of CSUDH students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 5,467 students take at least one class online at CSUDH. There are roughly 4,549 part time students in attendance at CSUDH. CSUDH does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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California State University - San Bernardino landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools for non-traditional students. CSUSB is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of San Bernardino.

About 5.7% of CSUSB students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,920 students at CSUSB that take at least one class online. About 3,063 of the students at CSUSB are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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California State University - Long Beach landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools for non-traditional students. CSULB is a very large public school located in the large city of Long Beach. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, CSULB has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in California ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. Approximately 10,391 students take at least one class online at CSULB. 6,387 of CSULB students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Washington 501
Hawaii 143
Oregon 387
Alaska 86
Nevada 338

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 12,304
Fire Protection 1,124
Homeland Security 365
Other Homeland Security 28

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 10,504
Public Administration & Social Service 9,004
Legal Professions 6,707
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 99

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 17 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Barry Bahler.

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