Homeland Security Schools

There are 182 accredited homeland security schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of homeland security classes at one of these schools, you play a important role in shaping the future of this growing field. The trends in the homeland security academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes homeland security training at the following levels:

  • Homeland Security Certificate
  • Associates degree in Homeland Security
  • Bachelors degree in Homeland Security
  • Masters degree in Homeland Security
  • PhD degree in Homeland Security


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Homeland security professionals

1,186,140 1,218,100 1,237,500 1,227,960 1,197,720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 1,197,720 homeland security professionals were working in the US. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of homeland security professionals has grown by 1%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Over the next 7 years, this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Homeland security professionals

10th percentile
$23,850
25th percentile
$30,988
50th percentile
$41,815
75th percentile
$54,510
90th percentile
$71,225

The median yearly salary earned by homeland security professionals, in 2010, was $41,815. The median yearly salary for homeland security professionals in the US was 35% less than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Homeland Security

$36,150 $37,738 $37,652 $39,598 $41,815
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for homeland security professionals have grown by 16%.

Educational Trends

National Homeland Security Student enrollment growth by degree

520 480 65 67 294
115 116 185 366 828
0 0 0 0 2
360 445 498 454 1,185
444 342 252 328 872
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Homeland Security
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Homeland Security
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Homeland Security
  • Grey: Certificate in Homeland Security

The career outlook for homeland security professionals is showing a rapid change. And, on the educational front, the story is similar. In the US, 1,439 students graduated from homeland security degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 3,181 students graduated from homeland security schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 121% growth in the number of homeland security graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from homeland security courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Homeland Security Programs offered Nationwide

associate
30
bachelor
38
master
28
doctor
1
Certificate
38
Total135

As student graduation numbers are up, the number of schools offering homeland security programs has also increased. In 2006 there were 83 homeland security schools across the nation, and in 2010, there were 182 schools.

Homeland Security Faculty Salaries

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States

  1. California17 Schools
  2. Florida15 Schools
  3. Georgia11 Schools
  4. Arizona9 Schools
  5. Pennsylvania8 Schools
  6. Michigan8 Schools
  7. Ohio7 Schools
  8. Missouri6 Schools
  9. Connecticut5 Schools
  10. Tennessee5 Schools
  11. Texas5 Schools
  12. New York5 Schools
  13. Arkansas4 Schools
  14. Minnesota4 Schools
  15. Colorado4 Schools
  16. Virginia4 Schools
  17. Wyoming4 Schools
  18. Kansas4 Schools
  19. Alabama4 Schools
  20. Massachusetts3 Schools
  21. Nevada3 Schools
  22. New Hampshire3 Schools
  23. New Jersey3 Schools
  24. Wisconsin3 Schools
  25. Indiana3 Schools
  26. North Carolina3 Schools
  27. Kentucky3 Schools
  28. Louisiana3 Schools
  29. Oklahoma3 Schools
  30. Washington DC2 Schools
  31. Montana2 Schools
  32. Washington State2 Schools
  33. Hawaii2 Schools
  34. West Virginia2 Schools
  35. Illinois2 Schools
  36. Oregon2 Schools
  37. South Carolina1 Schools
  38. South Dakota1 Schools
  39. Mississippi1 Schools
  40. Delaware1 Schools
  41. Utah1 Schools
  42. Nebraska1 Schools
  43. Iowa1 Schools
  44. North Dakota1 Schools
  45. Maryland1 Schools

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