Value Colleges Releases Top 50 Best Value Online Homeland Security and Emergency Management Degrees for 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Want a career in Homeland Security?  Go study in Florida.

The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, placed first in a 2017 ranking of U.S. colleges that offer management degrees in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, placed second, and Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, placed third.

Value Colleges (, an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate education, shared its Top 50 Best Value Online Homeland Security and Emergency Management Degrees for 2017 at

The creation of the Department of Homeland Security brought with it a new employment sector that spans government agencies, private industry, state and local governments, and nonprofit organizations. Value Colleges has published the Top 50 Best Value Online Homeland Security and Emergency Management Degrees by looking at the most reliable, regionally-accredited, and high-yielding colleges and universities in the nation to guide working adults and prospective students to their best financial choices.

Value Colleges uses three data points to score online programs:

  1. reputation based on FEMA’s higher education list and U.S. News & World Report’s overall ranking (if applicable);
  2. affordability based on actual per credit online cost; and
  3. ROI (return on investment), based on salary data sourced from the government website College Scorecard.

The full list, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

  1. Adelphi University - Garden City, NY
  2. American Public University - Charles Town, WV
  3. Anderson University - Anderson, SC
  4. Angelo State University - San Angelo, TX
  5. Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ
  6. Barry University - Miami, FL
  7. Bellevue University - Bellevue, NE
  8. California University of Pennsylvania - California, PA
  9. Campbell University - Buies Creek, NC
  10. Central Penn College - Summerdale, PA
  11. Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs, CO
  12. Columbia College - Columbia, SC
  13. Crown College - St. Bonifacius, MN
  14. Drury University - Springfield, MO
  15. Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, KY
  16. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, FL
  17. Florida Institute of Technology - Melbourne, FL
  18. Franklin University - Columbus, OH
  19. Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
  20. Herzing University - Milwaukee, WI
  21. Idaho State University - Porcatello, ID
  22. Immaculata University - Immaculata, PA
  23. Jacksonville State University - Jacksonville, AL
  24. Kansas Wesleyan University - Salina, KS
  25. Mercer University - Savannah, GA
  26. National University - La Jolla, CA
  27. Neumann University - Aston, PA
  28. Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ
  29. Notre Dame College - Cleveland, OH
  30. Post University - Waterbury, CT
  31. Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO
  32. Southwestern College - Winfield, KS
  33. St. Petersburg College - Clearwater, FL
  34. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota - Bradenton, FL
  35. State University of New York at Canton - Canton, NY
  36. Thomas Edison State University - Trenton, NJ
  37. Trident University International - Cypress, CA
  38. Tulane University - New Orleans, LA
  39. University of Alaska Fairbanks - Fairbanks, AK
  40. University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg, MO
  41. University of Findlay - Findlay, OH
  42. University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
  43. University of Hawaii West Oahu - Kapolei, HI
  44. University of Maryland University College - Adelphi, MD
  45. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI
  46. Upper Iowa University - Fayette, IA
  47. Utah Valley University - Orem, UT
  48. Vincennes University - Vincennes, IN
  49. West Texas A&M University - Canyon, TX
  50. Western Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC

Site editor Carrie Sealey-Morris says, “When former President George W. Bush began the Department of Homeland Security, it immediately became necessary for higher education institutions to build programs to prepare students for new-or drastically reinvented-careers that would be affected by the new department and the many agencies it oversees. FEMA, too, has taken on the task of building reputable programs that will give students a baseline of knowledge and expertise for their career.”

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