Online Homeland Security Degrees That are Most Affordable

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The average tuition charged by schools around the country that have online homeland security programs is $11,646 yearly. There has been a 33.2% increase in the average tuition over the past few years. In 2007, the average tuition at these online colleges and universities was $8,742 per year.

Online homeland security schools are also known as national security schools. The following graph shows the range of tuition at online homeland security colleges from most to least expensive:

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 4
Low cost 4
Average cost 4
Most expensive 5

Tuition of more than $14,412 each year is charged by the most expensive online homeland security colleges. But, the cheapest schools charge annual tuition costs in the range of $1,632 to $4,883. The lowest cost accredited online homeland security schools are located in Georgia, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Wyoming.

  • Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security
  • Homeland Security (Associate’s)
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security – Safety and Security
  • Associate of Arts in Homeland Security
  • Associate of Science in Homeland Security
  • Associate in Homeland Security
  • Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security – Public Health Preparedness
  • Homeland Security, AA (Online)
  • Master of Science in Integrated Homeland Security Management – Security Policy
  • Associate of Homeland Security

In 2011, these affordable programs graduated a reported 5% of homeland security graduates from online colleges and universities in the nation. This represents 14,033 of the 260,005 graduates from across the country. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of homeland security graduates from the least expensive online schools has increased by 14,785 graduates per year, while the percentage of graduates from these schools has decreased.

Other somewhat more expensive online homeland security schools charge students tuition ranging from $6,624 to $9,240 per year. A reported 4 of the 17 online schools with homeland security programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

A reported 30.5%, or 79,214 of the nation’s homeland security graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. Only 35,941 students earned credentials from these colleges and universities in 2006, which was a short 5 years prior.

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1. Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, Wyoming $1,632 $4,986
2. Metropolitan Community College Omaha, Nebraska $2,160 $3,218
3. Georgia Military College Martinez, Georgia $4,560 $4,560
4. Thomas Edison State College Trenton, New Jersey $4,883 $7,190
5. Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Kentucky $6,624 $18,144
6. Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia $6,885 $19,604
7. University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut $8,064 $24,528
8. Wilmington University New Castle, Delaware $9,240 $9,240
9. Fortis College Centerville, Ohio $10,282 $10,282
10. Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan $11,152 $29,108
11. Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, Florida $13,376 $13,376
12. Everest University Orlando, Florida $14,148 $14,148
13. Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania $14,412 $26,276
14. Saint Leo University St. Leo, Florida $17,500 $17,500
15. Medaille College Buffalo, New York $20,570 $20,570
16. Upper Iowa University Fayette, Iowa $22,350 $22,350
17. Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck, New Jersey $30,140 $30,140

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