2020 Most Affordable Homeland Security Degrees Online

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

With annual tuitions under $13,000, these 23 online colleges offer the most affordable bachelor's in homeland security degrees. Ranked #1, Clayton State University charges $5,490 per year for its Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security/Emergency Management. Available courses include Counter Terrorism, Cybercrime Law and Investigations, International Relations, and Legal Issues in Homeland Security. In the #2 spot is Wichita State University, offering a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security for $6,708 per academic year.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 2 #2 Wichita State University $6,708
# 3 #3 Columbia Southern University $6,900
# 4 #4 Truckee Meadows Community College $7,575
# 5 #5 California University of Pennsylvania $7,870
# 6 #6 American Public University System $8,100
# 7 #7 Southern New Hampshire University Online $9,600
# 8 #8 University of Alaska Fairbanks $9,690
# 9 #9 Thomas Edison State University $9,856
# 10 #10 Strayer University $9,867
# 11 #11 Colorado State University Global $10,500
# 12 (tie) #12 (tie) SUNY College of Technology at Canton $10,943
# 12 (tie) #12 (tie) SUNY Empire State College $10,943
# 14 #14 LeTourneau University $11,005
# 15 #15 Saint Leo University Online $11,100
# 16 #16 Norwich University $11,250
# 17 #17 Liberty University $11,700
# 18 #18 Indiana Wesleyan University Online $11,760
# 19 #19 Regent University Online $11,850
# 20 #20 Franklin University $11,940
# 21 #21 Touro University Worldwide $12,000
# 22 #22 Jacksonville State University $12,064
# 23 #23 New England College $12,150
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $6,708
Annual Tuition: $6,708
Annual Tuition: $6,708
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1270
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,272
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 632
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (316) 978-3456

Example Classes: Border Security, Crime & Transportation, Intelligence Process, Legal Issues in Homeland Security, Terrorism (Criminal Evidence)

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security
#3
#3

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach (AL)
Annual Tuition: $6,900
Annual Tuition: $6,900
Annual Tuition: $6,900
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 22%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 14,364
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,670
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Phone #: (251) 981-3771 x1278

Example Classes: American Homeland Security, Disaster Planning and Management, Homeland Security Technology, Preparedness and Response Partners, Terrorism Response Operations, Weapons of Mass Destruction

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. Homeland Security
  • B.S. Information Systems and Cyber Security-Homeland Security
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $7,575
Annual Tuition: $7,575
Annual Tuition: $7,575
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 80%
  • Graduation Rate: 30%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,185
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (775) 673-7000

Example Classes: Critical Incident Management for Public Safety, Physical Security and Deterrents to Terrorism, Protecting the Homeland: Balancing Security and Liberty, Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Homeland Security, Transportation Systems: Security and Multi-modal Transportation, Trauma Treatment in an Age of Disaster and Terrorism

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BAS - Emergency Management and Homeland Security
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $7,870
Annual Tuition: $7,870
Annual Tuition: $7,870
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Average SATs: 910 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,141
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,592
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (724) 938-4400

Example Classes: Computer Forensics, Corporate Security Law, Criminal Intelligence Analysis, Cyber Crime Investigation, Executive Protection, Military Criminal Justice

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice: Homeland & International Security
#6
#6
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • Online Degrees: 21
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6268

Example Classes: Border and Coastal Security, Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Hazards, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Homegrown Violent Extremism, Mind of a Terrorist, Regulatory Issues in Weapons of Mass Destruction

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security - General
  • Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies - Asian Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies - Counterintelligence
  • Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies - Criminal Intelligence
#7
#7
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 86,849
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,526
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 668-2211

Example Classes: Counterterrorism Techniques, Juvenile Justice System, Legal Traditions, Threat Assessment Fundamentals, Writing for the Criminal Justice Profession

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS Criminal Justice - Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
  • BS Criminal Justice - Security Management
#8
#8

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks (AK) (and 1 other)
Annual Tuition: $9,690
Annual Tuition: $9,690
Annual Tuition: $9,690
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,350
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 598
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Example Classes: All Hazards Risk Analysis, Disaster Response Operations and Management, Emergency Planning and Preparedness, Homeland Defense and Security, Leadership in Dangerous Contexts

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Bachelor of Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Cyber Security and Information Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Emergency Management
  • Bachelor of Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Emergency Medical and Public Health Management
  • Bachelor of Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Fire Administration
  • Bachelor of Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Homeland Security
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $9,856
Annual Tuition: $9,856
Annual Tuition: $9,856
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 9,475
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 655
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (609) 984-1100 x2025

Example Classes: Capstone in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Counterterrorism: Constitutional and Legislative Issues, Homeland Security: Preparedness, Prevention and Deterrence, Protecting the Homeland, Response and Recovery, Research Methods in the Social Sciences, Terrorism

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity - Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
#10
#10

Strayer University

Nationwide
Annual Tuition: $9,867
Annual Tuition: $9,867
Annual Tuition: $9,867
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 53%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 41,599
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,908
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

Example Classes: Criminal Procedure, Emergency Management Procedures, Homeland Security Organization And Administration, Security Assessment And Solutions, Society, Law And Government, Terrorism And Antiterrorism

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security and Emergency Management
#11
#11

Colorado State University Global

Greenwood Village (CO)
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,114
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,556
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 920-6723

Example Classes: Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource Identification and Protection, Ethics for the Criminal Justice Professional, Intelligence, Law Enforcement and American Policing, Risk Analysis and Mitigation, Terrorism

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS - Computer Science - Intelligence and Homeland Security
  • BS - Criminal Justice - Intelligence and Homeland Security
  • BS - Information Technology - Intelligence and Homeland Security
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $10,943
Annual Tuition: $10,943
Annual Tuition: $10,943
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 922
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (315) 386-7011

Example Classes: Civil Liberties & Homeland Security, Corporate Role in Homeland Security, Immigration Law & Border Control, Law Enforcement Intelligence Systems in Homeland Security, Public Safety Incident Response, Terrorism Through the Ages

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Technology in Homeland Security
#12
#12

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs (NY)
Annual Tuition: $10,943
Annual Tuition: $10,943
Annual Tuition: $10,943
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,754
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,145
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (518) 587-2100

Example Classes: Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Crime and Intelligence Analysis, Criminal Justice Management and Policy, Perspectives on Terrorism, Security Management, Terrorism and Homeland Security

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS Security Studies
#14
#14

LeTourneau University

Longview (TX)
Annual Tuition: $11,005
Annual Tuition: $11,005
Annual Tuition: $11,005
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 63%
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Average SATs: 1090 -1310
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,131
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 274
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (903) 233-3000

Example Classes: Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Corrections and Restorative Justice, Cyber Crime, Hazard Risk Management, Police and the Community, Terrorism And Counter-Terrorism

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management - Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $11,100
Annual Tuition: $11,100
Annual Tuition: $11,100
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,242
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,720
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (352) 588-8200

Example Classes: Exploitable Weaknesses in Terrorist Organizations, Legal Issues in Counter-Terrorism, Local Response to Terrorism, Modern Middle-East, Police Organization and Administration, Substantive Criminal Law

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.A. in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Specialization
#16
#16

Norwich University

Northfield (VT)
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 684
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 656
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (802) 485-2000

Example Classes: Comparative Religion, Global Security and Intelligence, International Terrorism, Law of Armed Conflict, National Security Policy, The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Strategic Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies
#17
#17

Liberty University

Lynchburg (VA)
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 34,092
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 36,337
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (434) 582-2000

Example Classes: Behavioral Dimensions of Disaster, Criminal Justice Ethics, Incident Command System, Judicial Process

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS: Criminal Justice: Homeland Security
  • BS: Government: National Security
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $11,760
Annual Tuition: $11,760
Annual Tuition: $11,760
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 6,185
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,637
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (765) 677-2870

Example Classes: Comparative Pollitics, Culture, Religion, and Security, Cyberwarfare, Intelligence and National Security, International Relations Theory, U.S. Foreign Policy

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. International Relations and Security - Cybersecurity
  • B.S. International Relations and Security - Global Security
#19
#19

Regent University Online

Virginia Beach (VA)
Annual Tuition: $11,850
Annual Tuition: $11,850
Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,146
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,092
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 352-4127

Example Classes: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Criminal Procedure, Domestic and International Terrorism, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement Organization and Administration, State and Local Government

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • B.S. in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
#20
#20

Franklin University

Columbus (OH)
Annual Tuition: $11,940
Annual Tuition: $11,940
Annual Tuition: $11,940
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,642
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,457
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (614) 797-4700

Example Classes: Ethics & Leadership in Public Safety Agencies, Evidence Based Practice & Research, Government & Nonprofit Budgeting, Intro: Terrorism & Intelligence Analysis, Juvenile Corrections

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS in Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • BS in Emergency Management & Homeland Security - Emergency Management & Disaster Response
  • BS in Emergency Management & Homeland Security - Homeland Security
#21
#21

Touro University Worldwide

Los Angeles (CA)
Annual Tuition: $12,000
Annual Tuition: $12,000
Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 466
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,414
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Phone #: (818) 575-6800

Example Classes: Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emergency, Disaster and Homeland Security, First and Second Responders Role in Crisis, Homeland Security and Terrorism

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BS - Business Administration and Management: Homeland Security Emergency Disaster Management
#22
#22

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville (AL)
Annual Tuition: $12,064
Annual Tuition: $12,064
Annual Tuition: $12,064
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 41%
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1160
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 979
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 935
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (256) 782-5781

Example Classes: Critical Infrastructure, Exercise Design and Evaluation, Management Systems in Disaster, Planning and Preparedness for Homeland Security, Social Dimensions of Disaster, Weapons of Mass Destruction

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management - Homeland Security
#23
#23

New England College

Henniker (NH)
Annual Tuition: $12,150
Annual Tuition: $12,150
Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 551
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 317
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 428-2211

Example Classes: All Hazards Response, Mitigation, and Recovery, Concepts, Theories, and Practices in Homeland Security, Contemporary Law Enforcement, Issues in Professional Practice: Criminal Justice, Statistics for the Social Sciences

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • BA in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness