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

5 Colleges
269 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,242 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 District of ColumbiaIn 2018-2019, 269 bachelor's degrees were awarded to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students who went to a District of Columbia college or university. This makes it the #11 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.4% of all the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in District of Columbia ranking looked at 5 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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The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting 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, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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

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

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

George Washington University tops the 2021 list of our schools in District of Columbia that are best for non-traditional homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students. GWU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington. GWU also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in District of Columbia rankings.

About 1.9% of GWU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 5,374 of GWU students are exclusively distance learners. 9,073 of GWU students are attending part time.

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#2

American University

Washington, DC

Our rankings recognize American University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Washington, The American University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. The American University also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in District of Columbia rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.8%. There are approximately 549 students at The American University that take at least one class online. About 2,876 of the students at The American University are attending part time.

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Trinity Washington University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Washington, Trinity College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Trinity College also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in District of Columbia rankings.

There are approximately 27 students at Trinity College that take at least one class online. 655 of Trinity College students are attending part time.

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Strayer University - District of Columbia landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Washington, Strayer University - District of Columbia is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

673 of Strayer University - District of Columbia students are exclusively distance learners. 775 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Howard University

Washington, DC

Our rankings recognize Howard University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Howard is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington. Howard also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in District of Columbia rankings.

The student loan default rate at Howard is lower than is typical, just 8.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,030 students take at least one class online at Howard. There are roughly 639 part time students in attendance at Howard.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 2,624
New York 4,754
New Jersey 1,752
Maryland 860
Delaware 142

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 348
Homeland Security 191

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Majors Similar to Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

Related Major Annual Graduates
Legal Professions 2,872
Public Administration & Social Service 985
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 288
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 57

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 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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