2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Homeland Security Degrees

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These 25 schools all offer affordable online bachelor's degrees in homeland security. The top spot on the list, Clayton State University, has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security/Emergency Management for an impressively affordable $6,600 annually. Students at Clayton State University can choose from classes such as Counter Terrorism, Cybercrime Law and Investigations, and Legal Issues in Homeland Security, among others. Ranked #3 on the list, American Public University System, offers 17 different online bachelor's degrees in homeland security, intelligence studies, and security management. Tuition for these programs starts at $8,100 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $6,600
#2 #2 California University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $7,656
#3 #3 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#4 #4 Waldorf University Annual Tuition $8,700
#5 #5 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#6 #6 SUNY College of Technology at Canton Annual Tuition $9,990
#7 #7 Jacksonville State University Annual Tuition $10,770
#8 #8 Saint Leo University Online Annual Tuition $10,800
#9 #9 Trident University International Annual Tuition $11,550
#10 #10 Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#11 #11 Park University Annual Tuition $11,970
#12 #12 Touro University Worldwide Annual Tuition $12,000
#13 #13 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Annual Tuition $12,090
#14 #14 New England College Annual Tuition $12,150
#15 #15 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,270
#16 #16 State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Annual Tuition $13,262
#17 #17 ECPI University Online Annual Tuition $13,296
#18 #18 Herzing University Annual Tuition $13,390
#19 #19 Mercer University Annual Tuition $13,440
#20 (tie) #20 (tie) Marian University - Wisconsin Annual Tuition $13,500
#20 (tie) #20 (tie) Pfeiffer University Annual Tuition $13,500
#22 #22 Tiffin University Annual Tuition $13,640
#23 #23 Anderson University - SC Annual Tuition $14,105
#24 #24 DeSales University Annual Tuition $14,220
#25 #25 Strayer University Annual Tuition $14,500
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  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Example Classes:
    Counter Terrorism; Cybercrime Law and Investigations; Global Technology; International Relations; Legal Issues in Homeland Security; Medical Management - Mass Emergencies
  • Annual Tuition: $7,656
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Biological, Chemical, Nuclear & WMD Threats in Homeland Security; Computer Forensics; Corporate Security Law; Criminal Intelligence Analysis; Cyber Crime Investigation; Domestic Extremism in the United States; Executive Protection
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Counterterrorism Techniques; Juvenile Justice System; Legal Traditions; Threat Assessment Fundamentals; Writing for the Criminal Justice Profession
  • Annual Tuition: $9,990
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $10,770
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $11,550
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Catastrophic Events and Responses; Cyber and Physical Security Vulnerabilities and Methodologies; Homeland Recovery and Continuity of Operations; Homeland Security and Interagency Planning; Intelligence and Law Enforcement; Preventing Homeland Infiltration: Air, Ground, and Maritime
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 24%
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral Dimensions of Disaster; Criminal Justice Ethics; Incident Command System; Judicial Process
  • Annual Tuition: $11,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Law; Capitalism and Societal Issues; Emergency Management; Geography of Terrorism; Homeland Security; Russia in the 20th Century
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Emergency Preparedness and Response; Emergency, Disaster and Homeland Security; First and Second Responders Role in Crisis; Homeland Security and Terrorism
  • Annual Tuition: $12,090
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Emergent Topics in Homeland Security; Environmental Security; Exercise Design and Evaluation in Homeland Security; Intelligence Collection and Analysis; National Security Issues and Terrorism; Strategic Planning and Decision Making in Homeland Security
  • Annual Tuition: $12,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Border & Immigration Control; Critical Problem Analysis; Evolution of the U.S. Intelligence Community; Government/Industrial Security; Personnel Security; Physical Security

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,262
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community Relations Theory and Practice; Contemporary Issues in Public Safety/Homeland Security; Critical Infrastructure and Risk Analysis; Management of Specialized Law Enforcement Units; Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making; Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Annual Tuition: $13,296
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, ABHES, ACCET, and ACCSC
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Computer Investigation; Crime Scene Management; Domestic Terrorism; Global Comparative Justice; Multi-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement; Organized Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $13,390
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Liability in Public Safety; Critical Incident Stress Management; Evidence Forensics; Financial Crimes; Narcotics and Drug Abuse; Public Event Planning and Emergency Management
  • Annual Tuition: $13,440
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Example Classes:
    Budgeting for Nonfinancial Leaders; Ethics and Public Safety Leadership; Forensic Behavior; Intelligence Gathering and Dissemination; Interpersonal Communication; The Effects of Disaster on Society
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Example Classes:
    Combating Terrorism; Crisis Communication; Critical Perspectives of Disasters; Homeland Security Field Experience; Infrastructure Protection; Transnational Threats
  • Annual Tuition: $13,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Justice Administration; Criminal Justice and Society; Drugs & Crime; Forensic Evidence; Juvenile Justice; White Collar Crime Investigations
  • Annual Tuition: $13,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Counterintelligence/Counter-Terrorism; Covert Action and Intelligence; Criminology; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Emergency Organizations and Management; Psychology of Terrorism
  • Annual Tuition: $14,105
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Example Classes:
    American Police Systems; Correctional Systems; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Incident Management & Planning for Emergencies; Strategic Planning: Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness; Terrorism
  • Annual Tuition: $14,220
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    American Federal Government; Complex Legal, Policy, and Ethical Issues in Homeland Security; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Cybercrime; Disaster Preparedness and Response; Intelligence and Security

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,500
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Procedure; Emergency Management Procedures; Homeland Security Organization And Administration; Security Assessment And Solutions; Society, Law And Government; Terrorism And Antiterrorism
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