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

14 Colleges
1,423 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,558 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 IndianaHomeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting is the #15 most popular major in Indiana with 1,423 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 2.4% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Indiana ranking, we looked at 14 colleges that offer a bachelor's in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

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

#1

Oakland City University

Oakland City, IN

Oakland City University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Indiana that are best for non-traditional homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students. Oakland City is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Oakland City. Oakland City also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Indiana rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.8%. 116 students at Oakland City are exclusively online. About 734 of the students at Oakland City are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Indianapolis, IUPUI is a public college with a very large student population. IUPUI not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Indiana list.

The student loan default rate at IUPUI is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 9,387 students at IUPUI that take at least one class online. 7,204 students are part time. IUPUI does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Indiana University - Bloomington earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. IU Bloomington is a very large public school located in the small city of Bloomington. As a testament to the quality of education offered at IU Bloomington, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Indiana ranking.

About 3.6% of IU Bloomington students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 5,026 students take at least one class online at IU Bloomington. 5,192 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 Indiana University - East as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the rural area of Richmond, IU East is a public school with a small student population.

2,136 students at IU East are exclusively online. 1,721 of IU East students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Southern Indiana earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. USI is a large public school located in the midsize suburb of Evansville. USI also made our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Indiana list, coming in at #9.

The student loan default rate at USI is lower than is typical, just 5.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,732 students take at least one class online at USI. There are roughly 4,258 part time students in attendance at USI. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#6

Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN

Vincennes University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Vincennes University is a fairly large public school located in the town of Vincennes.

There are approximately 1,435 students at Vincennes University that take at least one class online. 12,511 students are part time. Vincennes University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Indiana University - Southeast comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Indiana University - Southeast is a small public school located in the large suburb of New Albany.

The student loan default rate at Indiana University - Southeast is lower than is typical, just 7.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,845 students at Indiana University - Southeast that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,867 part time students in attendance at Indiana University - Southeast. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#8

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Our rankings recognize Ball State University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Muncie, Ball State is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Ball State has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Indiana ranking.

The student loan default rate at Ball State is lower than is typical, just 5.3% of students default in three years. 5,037 students at Ball State are exclusively online. There are roughly 5,958 part time students in attendance at Ball State. Ball State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - Kokomo. IU Kokomo is a small public school located in the small city of Kokomo.

About 8.4% of IU Kokomo students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,023 students at IU Kokomo that take at least one class online. About 814 of the students at IU Kokomo are attending part time. IU Kokomo does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Trine University

Angola, IN

Trine University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools for non-traditional students. Trine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Angola. Trine also made our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in Indiana list, coming in at #6.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. Approximately 747 students take at least one class online at Trine. There are roughly 2,136 part time students in attendance at Trine. Trine does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 1,478
Ohio 1,626
Illinois 2,044
Wisconsin 609

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2,183
Fire Protection 196
Other Homeland Security 24
Homeland Security 10

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Majors Similar to Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 2,969
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 1,750
Legal Professions 1,338
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 9

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 14 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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