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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


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

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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


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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