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Great Schools for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Each of these schools outperforms the median for post-graduation salaries!

Best Schools for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting

These universities have high retention rates and strong post-graduation income for students. Schools are sorted by average price pell grant recipients pay. In-state tuition is used for public universities. Click on the school name to see a full analysis.

  1. California State University-Dominguez Hills, California – $3,221
  2. California State University-Los Angeles, California – $3,996
  3. California State University-San Bernardino, California – $6,408
  4. California State University-Stanislaus, California – $6,889
  5. California State University-Fullerton, California – $8,311
  6. California State University-Sacramento, California – $9,266
  7. University of North Georgia, Georgia – $9,362
  8. California State University-Long Beach, California – $9,733
  9. Farmingdale State College, New York – $9,784
  10. Wayne State University, Michigan – $11,366
  11. Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix, Arizona – $11,581
  12. Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey – $12,360
  13. Truman State University, Missouri – $12,362
  14. University of New Mexico-Main Campus, New Mexico – $12,827
  15. University of North Florida, Florida – $13,100
  16. Appalachian State University, North Carolina – $13,171
  17. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida – $13,212
  18. Florida International University, Florida – $13,398
  19. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, Oklahoma – $13,538
  20. University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois – $13,562
  21. San Francisco State University, California – $13,655
  22. Saint Peter’s University, New Jersey – $13,774
  23. University of Georgia, Georgia – $13,822
  24. California State University-Chico, California – $13,845
  25. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – $14,222
  26. Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana – $14,303
  27. San Jose State University, California – $14,376
  28. Western Carolina University, North Carolina – $14,433
  29. Madonna University, Michigan – $14,458
  30. University of Mississippi, Mississippi – $14,494
  31. San Diego State University, California – $14,585
  32. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina – $14,665
  33. Georgia State University, Georgia – $14,773
  34. Florida State University, Florida – $14,985
  35. SUNY College at Plattsburgh, New York – $14,991
  36. University of North Dakota, North Dakota – $15,045
  37. East Carolina University, North Carolina – $15,203
  38. SUNY College at Brockport, New York – $15,305
  39. University of Central Florida, Florida – $15,409
  40. Ball State University, Indiana – $15,521
  41. University of Arkansas, Arkansas – $15,648
  42. Rutgers University-Camden, New Jersey – $15,705
  43. University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska – $15,768
  44. SUNY College at Oswego, New York – $15,928
  45. University of Louisville, Kentucky – $15,968
  46. Fresno Pacific University, California – $16,020
  47. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin – $16,021
  48. University of Arizona, Arizona – $16,150
  49. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama – $16,475
  50. Georgia Southern University, Georgia – $16,480
  51. Grand Valley State University, Michigan – $16,496
  52. Salem College, North Carolina – $16,504
  53. Mississippi College, Mississippi – $16,660
  54. Sonoma State University, California – $16,721
  55. Felician University, New Jersey – $16,861
  56. Freed-Hardeman University, Tennessee – $16,882
  57. SUNY at Albany, New York – $16,888
  58. Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Massachusetts – $16,960
  59. St. Joseph’s College-New York, New York – $16,976
  60. SUNY Oneonta, New York – $17,009
  61. Michigan State University, Michigan – $17,120
  62. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus, Oklahoma – $17,288
  63. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska – $17,311
  64. William Carey University, Mississippi – $17,348
  65. Loras College, Iowa – $17,540
  66. Harding University, Arkansas – $17,803
  67. Grace College and Theological Seminary, Indiana – $17,809
  68. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton, Pennsylvania – $18,135
  69. Elmhurst College, Illinois – $18,349
  70. Citadel Military College of South Carolina, South Carolina – $18,430
  71. Kent State University at Kent, Ohio – $18,680
  72. Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion, Indiana – $18,773
  73. Niagara University, New York – $18,888
  74. University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Pennsylvania – $19,053
  75. University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Massachusetts – $19,095
  76. University of South Carolina-Columbia, South Carolina – $19,095
  77. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Massachusetts – $19,324
  78. Georgia College & State University, Georgia – $19,370
  79. George Mason University, Virginia – $19,479
  80. Lewis University, Illinois – $20,117
  81. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Jersey – $20,166
  82. Canisius College, New York – $20,346
  83. Mercer University, Georgia – $20,704
  84. Cedarville University, Ohio – $20,743
  85. Longwood University, Virginia – $20,744
  86. Illinois State University, Illinois – $20,969
  87. Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia – $21,136
  88. Temple University, Pennsylvania – $21,335
  89. University of Evansville, Indiana – $21,336
  90. Centenary University, New Jersey – $21,402
  91. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – $21,656
  92. University of Northwestern-St Paul, Minnesota – $21,660
  93. The University of Alabama, Alabama – $21,676
  94. West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania – $21,690
  95. Mercyhurst University, Pennsylvania – $21,847
  96. Trinity Christian College, Illinois – $21,850
  97. University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan – $21,872
  98. Gannon University, Pennsylvania – $21,929
  99. Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio – $21,964
  100. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, Ohio – $22,002
  101. Marywood University, Pennsylvania – $22,061
  102. Rowan University, New Jersey – $22,224
  103. Saint Edward’s University, Texas – $22,297
  104. Dordt College, Iowa – $22,430
  105. College of Our Lady of the Elms, Massachusetts – $23,005
  106. Georgian Court University, New Jersey – $23,208
  107. Carroll University, Wisconsin – $23,579
  108. Gwynedd Mercy University, Pennsylvania – $23,598
  109. Westminster College, Utah – $23,792
  110. Rockhurst University, Missouri – $23,826
  111. Bellarmine University, Kentucky – $23,878
  112. Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania – $23,984
  113. Salve Regina University, Rhode Island – $24,026
  114. Howard University, Washington D.C. – $24,156
  115. Regis University, Colorado – $24,204
  116. Ohio Northern University, Ohio – $24,468
  117. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona, Pennsylvania – $24,696
  118. University of Richmond, Virginia – $24,699
  119. Saint Francis University, Pennsylvania – $24,700
  120. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Maine – $24,992
  121. Robert Morris University, Pennsylvania – $25,191
  122. Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma – $25,637
  123. Messiah College, Pennsylvania – $26,096
  124. Bradley University, Illinois – $26,407
  125. St John’s University-New York, New York – $26,531
  126. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Pennsylvania – $26,563
  127. The College of New Jersey, New Jersey – $26,581
  128. Asbury University, Kentucky – $27,061
  129. Seton Hall University, New Jersey – $27,213
  130. Rochester Institute of Technology, New York – $27,348
  131. Xavier University, Ohio – $27,391
  132. Springfield College, Massachusetts – $27,502
  133. Widener University, Pennsylvania – $27,792
  134. Shenandoah University, Virginia – $27,823
  135. Roanoke College, Virginia – $28,096
  136. Molloy College, New York – $28,126
  137. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, Pennsylvania – $28,261
  138. Northeastern University, Massachusetts – $28,565
  139. University of Dayton, Ohio – $28,866
  140. Monmouth University, New Jersey – $29,086
  141. Adelphi University, New York – $29,128
  142. Saint Louis University, Missouri – $29,157
  143. Immaculata University, Pennsylvania – $29,647
  144. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, Pennsylvania – $29,806
  145. California Lutheran University, California – $30,329
  146. University of New Haven, Connecticut – $30,976
  147. Hofstra University, New York – $31,815
  148. University of Scranton, Pennsylvania – $32,499
  149. Merrimack College, Massachusetts – $32,742
  150. Tulane University of Louisiana, Louisiana – $32,946
  151. Seattle University, Washington – $33,170
  152. Roger Williams University, Rhode Island – $33,720
  153. Loyola University Chicago, Illinois – $33,764
  154. Endicott College, Massachusetts – $33,848
  155. Texas Christian University, Texas – $34,129
  156. Hampton University, Virginia – $34,173
  157. Marist College, New York – $34,868
  158. George Washington University, Washington D.C. – $35,282
  159. American University, Washington D.C. – $35,325
  160. Drexel University, Pennsylvania – $36,050
  161. Champlain College, Vermont – $36,409
  162. Quinnipiac University, Connecticut – $37,626
  163. High Point University, North Carolina – $38,492
  164. Sacred Heart University, Connecticut – $38,951

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