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      These Are the 100 Most Militarized Universities in America

      By William M. Arkin and Alexa O’Brien

      VICE News has analyzed and ranked the 100 most militarized universities in America.

      The 100 schools named in these rankings produce the greatest number of students who are employed by the Intelligence Community (IC), have the closest relationships with the national security state, and profit the most from American war-waging.

      These rankings rely on a unique dataset of more than 90,000 people who have worked in and around the US Intelligence Community since 9/11. That sample represents approximately 6 percent of the 1.4 million people in the US with a Top Secret clearance, and includes military and law enforcement personnel; government civilian employees; and contractors at the federal, state, and local levels. The rankings were informed by 51 additional factors, running the gamut from federal funding amounts to a designation as an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence to participation in federal domestic security task forces.

      To learn more about the analysis that resulted in the rankings, read this in-depth explanation of our methodology.

      And to find out more about what the militarization of the nation's colleges and universities could mean not only for higher education in the United States, but for the country's national security, check out our report.

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      #1 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
      College Park, Maryland |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is the nation's second-biggest enroller of service members and their families who receive tuition assistance, and ranks second in the nation in post-9/11 GI Bill students. Maryland's Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-sponsored National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, and its NSA-sponsored Center for Advanced Study of Language conduct classified work at the University Research Park in Riverdale, which also hosts the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 37%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 1
      National Security Funding Rank: 4
      DoD Research & Development Funding: 17,491,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 38%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is the nation's second-biggest enroller of service members and their families who receive tuition assistance, and ranks second in the nation in post-9/11 GI Bill students. Maryland's Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-sponsored National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, and its NSA-sponsored Center for Advanced Study of Language conduct classified work at the University Research Park in Riverdale, which also hosts the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 37%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 1
      National Security Funding Rank: 4
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $117,491,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 38%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #2 AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITY
      Charles Town, West Virginia | For Profit


      American Military University ranks behind only Maryland in Defense Department tuition assistance. This online-only for-profit caters particularly to law enforcement, intelligence, and information technology students. A powerhouse within military intelligence, the school graduated the greatest number of self-described "interrogators" and intelligence analysts.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 100%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 2
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 53%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

      | For Profit


      American Military University ranks behind only Maryland in Defense Department tuition assistance. This online-only for-profit caters particularly to law enforcement, intelligence, and information technology students. A powerhouse within military intelligence, the school graduated the greatest number of self-described "interrogators" and intelligence analysts.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 100%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 2
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 53%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

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      #3 UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
      Tempe, Arizona | For Profit
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      The University of Phoenix is the winner in the post-9/11 GI Bill sweepstakes, bringing in $1.2 billion since 2009. The for-profit online university enrolled almost 50,000 such students in 2014, twice as many as the second-highest school. The school launched a new training and research center headed by a 27-year Justice Department veteran just weeks before the DoD barred the school from recruiting on military bases and a few months after the departments of Education and Justice launched a probe into the school's marketing practices. Phoenix has the largest number of federal student loans now in default.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 78%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 3
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 22%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

      | For Profit
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      The University of Phoenix is the winner in the post-9/11 GI Bill sweepstakes, bringing in $1.2 billion since 2009. The for-profit online university enrolled almost 50,000 such students in 2014, twice as many as the second-highest school. The school launched a new training and research center headed by a 27-year Justice Department veteran just weeks before the DoD barred the school from recruiting on military bases and a few months after the departments of Education and Justice launched a probe into the school's marketing practices. Phoenix has the largest number of federal student loans now in default.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 78%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 3
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 22%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

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      #4 THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private
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      The university's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security boats a large roster of former government officials, and it's no coincidence that GWU graduates a large number of homeland and cyber security specialists. It's also consistently ranked high on lists of America's best criminology schools.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 12%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 4
      National Security Funding Rank: 54
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $7,328,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 6%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private
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      The university's Center for Cyber and Homeland Security boats a large roster of former government officials, and it's no coincidence that GWU graduates a large number of homeland and cyber security specialists. It's also consistently ranked high on lists of America's best criminology schools.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 12%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 4
      National Security Funding Rank: 54
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $7,328,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 6%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

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      #5 GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
      Fairfax, Virginia |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      George Mason is something of an academic pioneer in cybersecurity opportunism, having stablished the Center for Secure Information Systems in 1990 and the Center for Infrastructure Protection & Homeland Security a little more than a decade later. George Mason now has almost a dozen security-related research centers.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 3%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 5
      National Security Funding Rank: 35
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $19,829,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 5%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      George Mason is something of an academic pioneer in cybersecurity opportunism, having stablished the Center for Secure Information Systems in 1990 and the Center for Infrastructure Protection & Homeland Security a little more than a decade later. George Mason now has almost a dozen security-related research centers.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 3%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 5
      National Security Funding Rank: 35
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $19,829,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 5%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

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      #6 COCHISE COLLEGE
      Sierra Vista, Arizona |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Cochise College is a next-door neighbor to Fort Huachuca, offering associates degrees to military intelligence trainees via experiential learning. The two-year institution offers degrees in law enforcement, intelligence operations, electronics technology, and unmanned aerial vehicle operations and maintenance.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 18%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 7
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 22%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

      * * *

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Cochise College is a next-door neighbor to Fort Huachuca, offering associates degrees to military intelligence trainees via experiential learning. The two-year institution offers degrees in law enforcement, intelligence operations, electronics technology, and unmanned aerial vehicle operations and maintenance.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 18%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 7
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 22%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

      * * *

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      #7 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
      Baltimore, Maryland | Private

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      The school's $1 billion a year Applied Physics Laboratory is one of the largest national security research centers in higher education, working on everything from nuclear submarine survivability to the next generation of NSA data collection. The laboratory was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, which urged additional investments in defense science and technology programs. Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, located in DC, caters to the Beltway.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 19%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 9
      National Security Funding Rank: 1
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $649,571,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

      | Private

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      The school's $1 billion a year Applied Physics Laboratory is one of the largest national security research centers in higher education, working on everything from nuclear submarine survivability to the next generation of NSA data collection. The laboratory was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, which urged additional investments in defense science and technology programs. Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, located in DC, caters to the Beltway.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 19%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 9
      National Security Funding Rank: 1
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $649,571,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

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      #8 STRAYER UNIVERSITY
      Herndon, Virginia | For Profit

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      The DC-area institution is a popular night school for people working for the FBI — it partners with the FBI National Academy of Training — and ranks in the top 10 nationwide for funding under the post-9/11 GI Bill. The university also has a partnership with the Department of Defense to provide distance education to active duty service members.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 65%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 6
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: circa 33%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

      | For Profit

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      The DC-area institution is a popular night school for people working for the FBI — it partners with the FBI National Academy of Training — and ranks in the top 10 nationwide for funding under the post-9/11 GI Bill. The university also has a partnership with the Department of Defense to provide distance education to active duty service members.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 65%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 6
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: circa 33%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

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      #9 WEBSTER UNIVERSITY
      St. Louis, Missouri | Private

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Webster is the master of master's degrees in security management, human resources, leadership, telecommunications, and information technology. The school, which celebrated its centennial in 2015, serves plenty of distance learners but also confers graduate degrees at its many on-base and dispersed campuses catering to the armed services and federal government. Webster is also a founding member of the Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 22%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 8
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 24%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

      | Private

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Webster is the master of master's degrees in security management, human resources, leadership, telecommunications, and information technology. The school, which celebrated its centennial in 2015, serves plenty of distance learners but also confers graduate degrees at its many on-base and dispersed campuses catering to the armed services and federal government. Webster is also a founding member of the Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 22%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 8
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 24%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

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      #10 GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
      Washington, DC | Private

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      Georgetown has long been heralded as a prestigious feeder school to the US Foreign Service, and it lives up to its reputation. Graduates who aren't employed by the State Department often find themselves at various intelligence agencies. Ten percent of the Georgetown grads among Top Secret workers are lawyers, many working in the national security community.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 5%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 12
      National Security Funding Rank: 44
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $18,700,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

      | Private
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      Georgetown has long been heralded as a prestigious feeder school to the US Foreign Service, and it lives up to its reputation. Graduates who aren't employed by the State Department often find themselves at various intelligence agencies. Ten percent of the Georgetown grads among Top Secret workers are lawyers, many working in the national security community.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 5%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 12
      National Security Funding Rank: 44
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $18,700,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #11 TROY UNIVERSITY
      Troy, Alabama |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Troy is a public institution that has capitalized on its proximity to Maxwell air force base, home of the flying services' education, research, and war gaming. One of six institutions initially benefitting from the post-9/11 creation of a new military online education program, it also contracts to teach at US military bases in Asia. Troy itself has an international reach far beyond Alabama, working with USAID in capacity-building partnerships with universities in sub-Saharan Africa. With an eye on the tens of billions of dollars that foreign students bring to the US economy, it has a language and cultural center funded by the Chinese government.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 53%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 10
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 17%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Troy is a public institution that has capitalized on its proximity to Maxwell air force base, home of the flying services' education, research, and war gaming. One of six institutions initially benefitting from the post-9/11 creation of a new military online education program, it also contracts to teach at US military bases in Asia. Troy itself has an international reach far beyond Alabama, working with USAID in capacity-building partnerships with universities in sub-Saharan Africa. With an eye on the tens of billions of dollars that foreign students bring to the US economy, it has a language and cultural center funded by the Chinese government.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 53%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 10
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 17%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

      * * *

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      #12 EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
      Daytona Beach, Florida | Private

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Embry-Riddle is focused on aviation and space engineering, with flying-friendly campuses in Florida and Arizona. It also offered one of the first degree programs in unmanned systems (a.k.a., drones). In 2015, Embry-Riddle received the first group of federal grant awards as part of the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), an FAA Center of Excellence. Embry-Riddle was also one of six institutions initially benefitting from the post-9/11 creation of a new military online education program and was one of the largest recipients of DOD tuition assistance in 2014, with a worldwide distance learning presence co-located with military bases. The Embry-Riddle College of Security and Intelligence in Arizona is a first of its kind, turning spying skills into academic credentials.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 50%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 13
      National Security Funding Rank: 71
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $404,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: N/A

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

      * * *

      | Private

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Embry-Riddle is focused on aviation and space engineering, with flying-friendly campuses in Florida and Arizona. It also offered one of the first degree programs in unmanned systems (a.k.a., drones). In 2015, Embry-Riddle received the first group of federal grant awards as part of the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), an FAA Center of Excellence. Embry-Riddle was also one of six institutions initially benefitting from the post-9/11 creation of a new military online education program and was one of the largest recipients of DOD tuition assistance in 2014, with a worldwide distance learning presence co-located with military bases. The Embry-Riddle College of Security and Intelligence in Arizona is a first of its kind, turning spying skills into academic credentials.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 50%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 13
      National Security Funding Rank: 71
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $404,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: N/A

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

      * * *

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      #13 EXCELSIOR COLLEGE
      Albany, New York | Private

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      If the FBI had an online extension school, it might be the obscure Excelsior college, which also ranks 10th in Defense Department tuition assistance. Excelsior offers a liberal college credit policy for law enforcement and military experience, and it has academic partnerships with the New York City Fire Department, the FBI's InfraGard, and police associations throughout the world. The school boasts of serving the needs of the military community, demonstrated by more than 60,000 military graduates.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 100%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 11
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: circa 20%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

      | Private
      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      If the FBI had an online extension school, it might be the obscure Excelsior college, which also ranks 10th in Defense Department tuition assistance. Excelsior offers a liberal college credit policy for law enforcement and military experience, and it has academic partnerships with the New York City Fire Department, the FBI's InfraGard, and police associations throughout the world. The school boasts of serving the needs of the military community, demonstrated by more than 60,000 military graduates.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 100%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 11
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: circa 20%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

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      #14 TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
      College Station, Texas |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Texas A&M has been mightily promoted by virtue of being one of six senior military colleges officially designated by the Pentagon, attracting straight shooters in national security and law enforcement. It is also one of the top 10 schools in terms of federal funding, which comes predominantly from DHS. It also it runs a National Nuclear Security Administration graduate-level program in nuclear security. Former CIA director Robert Gates was president of the school before being picked to instill post-Donald Rumsfeld calm at the Pentagon, serving as secretary of Defense to presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 8%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 21
      National Security Funding Rank: 10
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $26,976,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Texas A&M has been mightily promoted by virtue of being one of six senior military colleges officially designated by the Pentagon, attracting straight shooters in national security and law enforcement. It is also one of the top 10 schools in terms of federal funding, which comes predominantly from DHS. It also it runs a National Nuclear Security Administration graduate-level program in nuclear security. Former CIA director Robert Gates was president of the school before being picked to instill post-Donald Rumsfeld calm at the Pentagon, serving as secretary of Defense to presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 8%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 21
      National Security Funding Rank: 10
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $26,976,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #15 PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
      University Park, Pennsylvania |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Penn State ranks number three in national security funding, with an Applied Research Laboratory that has worked on Navy Weapons systems for more than half a century. The University's Strategic and Global Security Program is an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence, while the Center for Information Assurance and Institute for Networking and Security Research is designated an NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence. In 2015 the university was one of the first to be designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Penn State is one of three schools that participates in the National Nuclear Security Administration graduate-level program in nuclear security. In April 2015, it opened its first on-base campus facility at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 44%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 24
      National Security Funding Rank: 3
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $224,694,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Penn State ranks number three in national security funding, with an Applied Research Laboratory that has worked on Navy Weapons systems for more than half a century. The University's Strategic and Global Security Program is an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence, while the Center for Information Assurance and Institute for Networking and Security Research is designated an NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence. In 2015 the university was one of the first to be designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Penn State is one of three schools that participates in the National Nuclear Security Administration graduate-level program in nuclear security. In April 2015, it opened its first on-base campus facility at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 44%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 24
      National Security Funding Rank: 3
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $224,694,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #16 NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
      Annandale, Virginia |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Northern Virginia Community College is one of three two-year schools in the top 100, alongside Cochise College (No. 6) and Central Texas College (No. 18). The college has campuses and classrooms wherever large numbers of federal employees and military personnel work, including on Fort Belvoir in northern Virginia, home of the Army Intelligence and Security Command and other intelligence agencies. The Virginia Community College System ranks among the top 10 schools in post-9/11 GI Bill students.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 12%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 14
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 7%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Northern Virginia Community College is one of three two-year schools in the top 100, alongside Cochise College (No. 6) and Central Texas College (No. 18). The college has campuses and classrooms wherever large numbers of federal employees and military personnel work, including on Fort Belvoir in northern Virginia, home of the Army Intelligence and Security Command and other intelligence agencies. The Virginia Community College System ranks among the top 10 schools in post-9/11 GI Bill students.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 12%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 14
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 7%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #17 VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY
      Blacksburg, Virginia |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Virginia Tech was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, which urged additional investments in defense science and technology programs. With research facilities in both Blacksburg and Arlington for conducting classified work, the school has received funding not just from the national security agencies but also from corporations like SAIC and Northrop-Grumman. In 2012, L-3 Communications teamed with Virginia Tech to open the Cybersecurity Solutions Center at the university's Research Center near the Pentagon. The university is one of six designated senior military colleges in the United States, and its Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology seeks to "prepare students for careers working in national security." VT has also partnered with Howard University to establish an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 19
      National Security Funding Rank: 28
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $35,593,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Virginia Tech was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, which urged additional investments in defense science and technology programs. With research facilities in both Blacksburg and Arlington for conducting classified work, the school has received funding not just from the national security agencies but also from corporations like SAIC and Northrop-Grumman. In 2012, L-3 Communications teamed with Virginia Tech to open the Cybersecurity Solutions Center at the university's Research Center near the Pentagon. The university is one of six designated senior military colleges in the United States, and its Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology seeks to "prepare students for careers working in national security." VT has also partnered with Howard University to establish an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 19
      National Security Funding Rank: 28
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $35,593,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #18 CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE
      Killeen, Texas |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Central Texas College is one of six institutions benefitting from the post-9/11 Army online education program, and it's a traditional training assistant to the military. It is conveniently located outside Fort Hood, Texas, the largest Army base on US soil. This two-year college, like Cochise (No. 6), confers certificates and degrees in every aspect of the Top Secret arts and sciences. On base or online, it is among the top recipients in 2014 of the Defense Department's tuition assistance program funds for enrolled students.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 37%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 15
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Central Texas College is one of six institutions benefitting from the post-9/11 Army online education program, and it's a traditional training assistant to the military. It is conveniently located outside Fort Hood, Texas, the largest Army base on US soil. This two-year college, like Cochise (No. 6), confers certificates and degrees in every aspect of the Top Secret arts and sciences. On base or online, it is among the top recipients in 2014 of the Defense Department's tuition assistance program funds for enrolled students.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 37%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 15
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #19 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
      Charlottesville, Virginia |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      The prestigious University of Virginia is a lawyer's paradise, feeding counsels to government agencies from the military to the CIA. The school has a National Criminal Justice Command College program, and graduates a fair share of Top Secret special agents, half of them working for the FBI. The largest portion of its graduates with Top Secret clearances, however, come from its school of continuing and professional studies, which teaches cybersecurity, human resources, "procurement," and project management. If UVA's Top Secret graduates aren't working in the federal government, then they're working for a large defense contractor. UVA faculty have also participated in the IARPA STONESOUP program to develop a technology that securely executes software of uncertain provenance.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 3%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 17
      National Security Funding Rank: 30
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $27,426,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      The prestigious University of Virginia is a lawyer's paradise, feeding counsels to government agencies from the military to the CIA. The school has a National Criminal Justice Command College program, and graduates a fair share of Top Secret special agents, half of them working for the FBI. The largest portion of its graduates with Top Secret clearances, however, come from its school of continuing and professional studies, which teaches cybersecurity, human resources, "procurement," and project management. If UVA's Top Secret graduates aren't working in the federal government, then they're working for a large defense contractor. UVA faculty have also participated in the IARPA STONESOUP program to develop a technology that securely executes software of uncertain provenance.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 3%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 17
      National Security Funding Rank: 30
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $27,426,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #20 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
      Washington, DC | Private

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      American University's School of International Service is the least prestigious member of the triplet of DC international relations schools, junior to Georgetown and George Washington. Four times as many AU graduates with a Top Secret clearance work in the military or industry than in the Foreign Service. Although American University has an Arab World Studies Program and a Masters of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, less than 5 percent of its graduates go on to work for the federal government.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 16
      National Security Funding Rank: 72
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $193,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      American University's School of International Service is the least prestigious member of the triplet of DC international relations schools, junior to Georgetown and George Washington. Four times as many AU graduates with a Top Secret clearance work in the military or industry than in the Foreign Service. Although American University has an Arab World Studies Program and a Masters of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, less than 5 percent of its graduates go on to work for the federal government.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 16
      National Security Funding Rank: 72
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $193,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #21 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
      Los Angeles, California | Private

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      USC graduates a fair share of engineers who work in the defense industry and the Top Secret sectors of information technology. Its Institute for Creative Technologies, a Pentagon-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center, specializes in artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Although ICT doesn't do classified research, it has received hundreds of millions of federal dollars since it was established in 1991. The school's DHS-funded Center of Excellence, the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, was the first of its kind. Projects the Center has worked on involve the potential threat of a dirty bomb attack on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach; the public's perception of terrorist events and their effects on behavior including economic behavior, modeling terrorist motivations, and the impact of border closure by the US government.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 11%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 27
      National Security Funding Rank: 7
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $92,714,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      USC graduates a fair share of engineers who work in the defense industry and the Top Secret sectors of information technology. Its Institute for Creative Technologies, a Pentagon-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center, specializes in artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Although ICT doesn't do classified research, it has received hundreds of millions of federal dollars since it was established in 1991. The school's DHS-funded Center of Excellence, the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, was the first of its kind. Projects the Center has worked on involve the potential threat of a dirty bomb attack on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach; the public's perception of terrorist events and their effects on behavior including economic behavior, modeling terrorist motivations, and the impact of border closure by the US government.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 11%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 27
      National Security Funding Rank: 7
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $92,714,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #22 VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
      Villanova, Pennsylvania | Private

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      Villanova has an almost inscrutable connection to the Top Secret world. But if you're a bureaucrat who does contracting, administers human resources, or conducts systems management for the Top Secret agencies, chances are you've been through the Villanova business school, its national security claim to fame being the number of master's degrees it has conferred on black budget bureaucrats — some of the people who make the defense and intelligence trains late and over budget.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 9%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 18
      National Security Funding Rank: 67
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $1,054,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: Less than 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      Villanova has an almost inscrutable connection to the Top Secret world. But if you're a bureaucrat who does contracting, administers human resources, or conducts systems management for the Top Secret agencies, chances are you've been through the Villanova business school, its national security claim to fame being the number of master's degrees it has conferred on black budget bureaucrats — some of the people who make the defense and intelligence trains late and over budget.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 9%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 18
      National Security Funding Rank: 67
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $1,054,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: Less than 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #23 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
      Carbondale, Illinois |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Southern Illinois University graduates a good portion of Top Secret scientists and engineers from physics to electronic systems technology to industrial engineering. The school is also an NSA National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education Information, and the school's Collegiate Cyber Co-op scholarships are funded by the agency.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 26
      National Security Funding Rank: 66
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $1,497,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 5%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Southern Illinois University graduates a good portion of Top Secret scientists and engineers from physics to electronic systems technology to industrial engineering. The school is also an NSA National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education Information, and the school's Collegiate Cyber Co-op scholarships are funded by the agency.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 26
      National Security Funding Rank: 66
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $1,497,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 5%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #24 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
      Tampa, Florida |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Tampa-based University of South Florida takes advantage of a strong relationship with MacDill Air Force base, home to both US Central Command (responsible for Middle East military operations) and US Special Operations Command. The university's Florida Center for Cybersecurity has its own Top Secret-cleared work space. It is also offers a certificate in national intelligence through the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence and is active in the Tampa chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Offices.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 12%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 50
      National Security Funding Rank: 46
      DoD Research & Development Funding: 6,620,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Tampa-based University of South Florida takes advantage of a strong relationship with MacDill Air Force base, home to both US Central Command (responsible for Middle East military operations) and US Special Operations Command. The university's Florida Center for Cybersecurity has its own Top Secret-cleared work space. It is also offers a certificate in national intelligence through the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence and is active in the Tampa chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Offices.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 12%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 50
      National Security Funding Rank: 46
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $16,620,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private|[body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572635.png' width='881' height='6']
      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private[body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Saint Leo, a private not-for-profit school, is one of the biggest providers of education to the Top Secret world with degrees in criminalistics, homeland security, cybersecurity, and critical incident management. With more than half of enrollment active duty, reservists, or veterans, Saint Leo was one of six institutions initially benefitting from the post-9/11 creation of a new military online education program. A sizable portion of graduates with Top Secret clearances have worked in naval intelligence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 62%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 20
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 53%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #26 GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
      Atlanta, Georgia |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      Georgia Tech ranks second in overall national security funding, and thousands of Georgia Tech Research Institute personnel have security clearances. The Institute's Applied Systems Laboratory, located in Huntsville, Alabama, is one of the world's leading centers working on lasers and missile defense technologies. Georgia Tech is well known for its family of missile simulation software and its creation of the FalconView mapping system, which is a central component of the Air Force's Portable Flight Planning Software package. The school's UAV Research Facility was instrumental in developing the miniature autopilot system for the Hornet micro-drone used mainly in special operations. Georgia Tech also participates in IARPA's STONESOUP research program to develop techniques that can securely execute questionable software of uncertain provenance.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 10%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 39
      National Security Funding Rank: 2
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $337,614,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      Georgia Tech ranks second in overall national security funding, and thousands of Georgia Tech Research Institute personnel have security clearances. The Institute's Applied Systems Laboratory, located in Huntsville, Alabama, is one of the world's leading centers working on lasers and missile defense technologies. Georgia Tech is well known for its family of missile simulation software and its creation of the FalconView mapping system, which is a central component of the Air Force's Portable Flight Planning Software package. The school's UAV Research Facility was instrumental in developing the miniature autopilot system for the Hornet micro-drone used mainly in special operations. Georgia Tech also participates in IARPA's STONESOUP research program to develop techniques that can securely execute questionable software of uncertain provenance.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 10%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 39
      National Security Funding Rank: 2
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $337,614,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #27 CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Private


      Carnegie Mellon was the first university to officially form a dedicated computer science department, and the university's Software Engineering Institute was awarded $750 million in federal funding in 2015 for both classified and unclassified work. The school's CyLab is one of the nation's largest university-based cyber security centers. Its Language Technologies Institute works on the Aladdin and Babel classified contracts. Carnegie Mellon is a leader in developing miniature robots and is a partner in the Army Research Laboratory's Micro-Autonomous Systems Technology Collaborative Technology Alliance. The school's Master of Science in Public Policy and Management program offers select students a year in the nation's capital to launch their careers.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 43
      National Security Funding Rank: 14
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $72,511,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: Less than 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private

      Carnegie Mellon was the first university to officially form a dedicated computer science department, and the university's Software Engineering Institute was awarded $750 million in federal funding in 2015 for both classified and unclassified work. The school's CyLab is one of the nation's largest university-based cyber security centers. Its Language Technologies Institute works on the Aladdin and Babel classified contracts. Carnegie Mellon is a leader in developing miniature robots and is a partner in the Army Research Laboratory's Micro-Autonomous Systems Technology Collaborative Technology Alliance. The school's Master of Science in Public Policy and Management program offers select students a year in the nation's capital to launch their careers.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 43
      National Security Funding Rank: 14
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $72,511,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: Less than 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

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      #28 PARK UNIVERSITY
      Parkville, Missouri | Private

      Park University is your school if you're looking to join the ever-present Top Secret ranks in local or federal law enforcement, corrections, and homeland security. Though not the biggest provider of education to the military, almost all of its students are active-duty personnel, members of the reserves, or veterans. Park was among the top 10 recipient of DoD tuition assistance in 2014.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 56%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 22
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: N/A
      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private

      Park University is your school if you're looking to join the ever-present Top Secret ranks in local or federal law enforcement, corrections, and homeland security. Though not the biggest provider of education to the military, almost all of its students are active-duty personnel, members of the reserves, or veterans. Park was among the top 10 recipient of DoD tuition assistance in 2014.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 56%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 22
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: N/A
      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #29 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
      Norman, Oklahoma |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Oklahoma's current president, former Senator David L. Boren, authored the 1991 National Security Education Act, a quixotic initiative designed to cultivate a pool of Americans with foreign language and cultural expertise that would serve the national security community. The university's Center for Intelligence and National Security is an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence. The school was also one of the original partners in the Obama administration's "If You See Something, Say Something" public awareness campaign, focusing on the national security dimensions of college sports. The University of Oklahoma offers a Master of Public Health degree specializing in Public Health Preparedness and Terrorism Response, and runs programs on US military bases in Italy and Spain. The commanding and executive officers of the Naval ROTC program on campus were removed from their posts in September 2015 due to charges of financial misconduct.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 8%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 35
      National Security Funding Rank: 50
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $11,037,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 7%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Oklahoma's current president, former Senator David L. Boren, authored the 1991 National Security Education Act, a quixotic initiative designed to cultivate a pool of Americans with foreign language and cultural expertise that would serve the national security community. The university's Center for Intelligence and National Security is an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence. The school was also one of the original partners in the Obama administration's "If You See Something, Say Something" public awareness campaign, focusing on the national security dimensions of college sports. The University of Oklahoma offers a Master of Public Health degree specializing in Public Health Preparedness and Terrorism Response, and runs programs on US military bases in Italy and Spain. The commanding and executive officers of the Naval ROTC program on campus were removed from their posts in September 2015 due to charges of financial misconduct.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 8%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 35
      National Security Funding Rank: 50
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $11,037,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 7%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #30 COLORADO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
      Colorado Springs, Colorado | For Profit


      Colorado Technical University is a for-profit institution that is owned by the publicly traded Career Education Corp. The school ranked 11th in post-9/11 GI Bill students in 2014. Dispensing graduate degrees in homeland security and information assurance, the DHS and the NSA have both designated Colorado Technical as one of their centers of academic excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 93%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 23
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 11%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA


      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      | For Profit


      Colorado Technical University is a for-profit institution that is owned by the publicly traded Career Education Corp. The school ranked 11th in post-9/11 GI Bill students in 2014. Dispensing graduate degrees in homeland security and information assurance, the DHS and the NSA have both designated Colorado Technical as one of their centers of academic excellence.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 93%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 23
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 11%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA


      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #31 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
      Norfolk, Virginia |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      Old Dominion's Homeland Security Research Cluster at the Batten College of Engineering and Technology is one of the original members of the US Northern Command's Homeland Security/Defense Education Consortium. The school's Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center has federal contracts with nearby Navy and Joint Chiefs of Staff centers. Over 1,000 nuclear-trained military officers and civilians have earned their master's degrees in engineering management from Old Dominion.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 18%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 29
      National Security Funding Rank: 53
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $9,495,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 12%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      Old Dominion's Homeland Security Research Cluster at the Batten College of Engineering and Technology is one of the original members of the US Northern Command's Homeland Security/Defense Education Consortium. The school's Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center has federal contracts with nearby Navy and Joint Chiefs of Staff centers. Over 1,000 nuclear-trained military officers and civilians have earned their master's degrees in engineering management from Old Dominion.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 18%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 29
      National Security Funding Rank: 53
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $9,495,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 12%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #32 HARVARD UNIVERSITY
      Cambridge, Massachusetts | Private


      Harvard is the king of executive education for the national security elite and mid-management set, conferring coveted certificates and degrees. But a closer look at those with Top Secret clearances who have been to Harvard reveals that there is hardly a bachelor's degree in sight and almost none since 9/11. The university conducts collaborative research with the Air Force Research Laboratory, which advances "the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting information technology capabilities for US air, space and cyberspace forces."

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 5%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 33
      National Security Funding Rank: 17
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $53,524,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private

      Harvard is the king of executive education for the national security elite and mid-management set, conferring coveted certificates and degrees. But a closer look at those with Top Secret clearances who have been to Harvard reveals that there is hardly a bachelor's degree in sight and almost none since 9/11. The university conducts collaborative research with the Air Force Research Laboratory, which advances "the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting information technology capabilities for US air, space and cyberspace forces."
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 5%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 33
      National Security Funding Rank: 17
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $53,524,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security

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      #33 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The three members of the University of Alabama system have a practical national security bent. The flagship institution in Tuscaloosa was awarded Emergency Management Accreditation this year for its emergency preparedness and response activities. The school's Culverhouse College of Commerce partners with Lockheed Martin, the country's largest defense contractor, through its Institute of Business Analytics, an applied research center focused on data mining techniques. Its Cyber Institute is run by a former CIA station chief. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a core school in the system's Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), an FAA Center of Excellence established in 2015. It also does research for the Army's Redstone Arsenal. The University of Alabama at Huntsville and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which has a Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research, are NSA/DHS Centers of Academic Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 11%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 42
      National Security Funding Rank: 11
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $86,873,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The three members of the University of Alabama system have a practical national security bent. The flagship institution in Tuscaloosa was awarded Emergency Management Accreditation this year for its emergency preparedness and response activities. The school's Culverhouse College of Commerce partners with Lockheed Martin, the country's largest defense contractor, through its Institute of Business Analytics, an applied research center focused on data mining techniques. Its Cyber Institute is run by a former CIA station chief. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a core school in the system's Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), an FAA Center of Excellence established in 2015. It also does research for the Army's Redstone Arsenal. The University of Alabama at Huntsville and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which has a Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research, are NSA/DHS Centers of Academic Excellence.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 11%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 42
      National Security Funding Rank: 11
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $86,873,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #34 BOSTON UNIVERSITY
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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private

      Boston University's federal relations team actively evangelizes the university's computing and data-driven research, especially at the nexus of big data, cybersecurity, and cloud computing. The school's Center for Information and Systems Engineering conducts classified research, while its Multimedia Decision Making Lab does IARPA-funded human subjects research. BU's Metropolitan College offers graduate programs on four domestic military installations — in Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Virginia — in the fields of information technology and project management.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 7%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 31
      National Security Funding Rank: 38
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $21,425,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #35 PURDUE UNIVERSITY
      West Lafayette, Indiana |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      Purdue is a gung-ho national security booster, with everything from a Military Family Research Institute to a new project with the Navy Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE) program, which is supporting the launch of the school's NEPTUNE Power and Energy Research Center. In April, Purdue and Sandia National Laboratories signed an agreement to establish a strategic alliance on cyber security. The University's Homeland Security Institute partners with the nearby Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division and the Muscatatuck Training Area, along with DHS and Indiana police agencies. Purdue's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security is designated an NSA Center of Academic Excellence. Its Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments Center (VACCINE), is the DHS Center of Excellence in Visual and Data Analytics.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 6%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 53
      National Security Funding Rank: 19
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $40,945,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      Purdue is a gung-ho national security booster, with everything from a Military Family Research Institute to a new project with the Navy Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE) program, which is supporting the launch of the school's NEPTUNE Power and Energy Research Center. In April, Purdue and Sandia National Laboratories signed an agreement to establish a strategic alliance on cyber security. The University's Homeland Security Institute partners with the nearby Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division and the Muscatatuck Training Area, along with DHS and Indiana police agencies. Purdue's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security is designated an NSA Center of Academic Excellence. Its Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments Center (VACCINE), is the DHS Center of Excellence in Visual and Data Analytics.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 6%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 53
      National Security Funding Rank: 19
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $40,945,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #36 CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
      Mount Pleasant, Michigan |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      Central Michigan University follows right behind Villanova (No. 22) in educating the Top Secret set in Master of Science degrees that figure in just about every permutation of defense administration. The school offers higher education to military personnel at 23 domestic military bases, including Fort Belvoir, Virginia, which is the home of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Army Intelligence and Security Command.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 17%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 28
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 7%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      Central Michigan University follows right behind Villanova (No. 22) in educating the Top Secret set in Master of Science degrees that figure in just about every permutation of defense administration. The school offers higher education to military personnel at 23 domestic military bases, including Fort Belvoir, Virginia, which is the home of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Army Intelligence and Security Command.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 17%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 28
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 7%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program

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      #37 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
      East Lansing, Michigan |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      Michigan State University is nationally ranked as a top school in criminology studies. It was the first school to offer courses in law enforcement intelligence, before 9/11. Today Michigan State offers a graduate program in law enforcement intelligence and analysis, a post-9/11 focus of the FBI and other police organizations. The school's Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment, a consortium established with DHS and the Environmental Protection Agency, assesses the risk from microbial hazards. The university also participates in the National Nuclear Security Administration-funded Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, which trains and educates students in nuclear nonproliferation. Michigan State's campus police force has a liaison officer in the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center, the state intelligence fusion center.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 4%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 67
      National Security Funding Rank: 43
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $14,052
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      Michigan State University is nationally ranked as a top school in criminology studies. It was the first school to offer courses in law enforcement intelligence, before 9/11. Today Michigan State offers a graduate program in law enforcement intelligence and analysis, a post-9/11 focus of the FBI and other police organizations. The school's Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment, a consortium established with DHS and the Environmental Protection Agency, assesses the risk from microbial hazards. The university also participates in the National Nuclear Security Administration-funded Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, which trains and educates students in nuclear nonproliferation. Michigan State's campus police force has a liaison officer in the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center, the state intelligence fusion center.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 4%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 67
      National Security Funding Rank: 43
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $14,052
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #38 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
      Tempe, Arizona |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The military friendly Arizona State, which features the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and has almost five percent of its student body receiving veteran's benefits, is involved in practically every element of the national security state. The ASU Research Enterprise (ASURE) is the off-campus component of a Security and Defense Systems Initiative for conducting classified research. The university's Foresight Initiative, funded by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, is investigating the national security risks associated with climate change. Arizona State's Melikian Center provides language training for defense department personnel in Russian, Farsi, and Arabic. Its Information Assurance Center is a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence. ASU's campus police are affiliated with the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center, the state's intelligence fusion hub.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 16%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 44
      National Security Funding Rank: 26
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $31,950,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 4%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The military friendly Arizona State, which features the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and has almost five percent of its student body receiving veteran's benefits, is involved in practically every element of the national security state. The ASU Research Enterprise (ASURE) is the off-campus component of a Security and Defense Systems Initiative for conducting classified research. The university's Foresight Initiative, funded by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, is investigating the national security risks associated with climate change. Arizona State's Melikian Center provides language training for defense department personnel in Russian, Farsi, and Arabic. Its Information Assurance Center is a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence. ASU's campus police are affiliated with the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center, the state's intelligence fusion hub.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 16%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 44
      National Security Funding Rank: 26
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $31,950,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 4%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #39 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
      Lincoln, Nebraska |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Nebraska system's National Strategic Research Institute is the first ever University Affiliated Research Center sponsored by US Strategic Command and funded at over $80 million annually. It conducts research and development in combating weapons of mass destruction. The University of Nebraska at Omaha's Center for Information Assurance is also a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence. It and the system's flagship University of Nebraska-Lincoln conduct collaborative research with the Air Force Research Laboratory. The Center for Afghanistan Studies on the Omaha campus has trained more than 600 civilian and military personnel, having previously trained members of the military intelligence-led Human Terrain System.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 8%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 48
      National Security Funding Rank: 37
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $20,505,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Nebraska system's National Strategic Research Institute is the first ever University Affiliated Research Center sponsored by US Strategic Command and funded at over $80 million annually. It conducts research and development in combating weapons of mass destruction. The University of Nebraska at Omaha's Center for Information Assurance is also a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence. It and the system's flagship University of Nebraska-Lincoln conduct collaborative research with the Air Force Research Laboratory. The Center for Afghanistan Studies on the Omaha campus has trained more than 600 civilian and military personnel, having previously trained members of the military intelligence-led Human Terrain System.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 8%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 48
      National Security Funding Rank: 37
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $20,505,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #40 DEVRY UNIVERSITY
      Downers Grove, Illinois | For Profit


      DeVry, which has been listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange since 1991, is fourth in post-9/11 GI Bill students, with a quarter of its enrollment from active-duty military personnel, the reserves, and veterans. The Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs pays this online and on-base school hundreds of millions of dollars a year to train the junior cadre of Top Secret network administrators, cyber security specialists, and project managers. In September, DeVry held its first virtual career fair for veterans.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 60%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 25
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 25%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      | For Profit


      DeVry, which has been listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange since 1991, is fourth in post-9/11 GI Bill students, with a quarter of its enrollment from active-duty military personnel, the reserves, and veterans. The Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs pays this online and on-base school hundreds of millions of dollars a year to train the junior cadre of Top Secret network administrators, cyber security specialists, and project managers. In September, DeVry held its first virtual career fair for veterans.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 60%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 25
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 25%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #41 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
      Gainesville, Florida |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Florida has the most diverse set of graduates among Top Secret workers and is regarded as military friendly, even though the school closed a fraternity earlier this year following allegations that its members had drunkenly insulted and spat at a group of disabled military veterans during spring break. The school's Research and Engineering Education Facility, which is adjacent to the sprawling Eglin Air Force Base on the Florida panhandle, offers courses in mechanical, aerospace, electrical, computer, industrial, and systems engineering. Florida also offers an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Program and has an FAA permit for limited operations in national airspace.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 11%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 46
      National Security Funding Rank: 33
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $25,332,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Florida has the most diverse set of graduates among Top Secret workers and is regarded as military friendly, even though the school closed a fraternity earlier this year following allegations that its members had drunkenly insulted and spat at a group of disabled military veterans during spring break. The school's Research and Engineering Education Facility, which is adjacent to the sprawling Eglin Air Force Base on the Florida panhandle, offers courses in mechanical, aerospace, electrical, computer, industrial, and systems engineering. Florida also offers an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Program and has an FAA permit for limited operations in national airspace.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 11%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 46
      National Security Funding Rank: 33
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $25,332,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #42 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY
      Lynchburg, Virginia | Private


      Liberty is nationally ranked as one of the most conservative universities in America and is billed as the largest Christian university in the world, running online and on-base academic programs that bring in tens of millions of dollars a year in tuition. More than 10 percent of its students are either active-duty military personnel, members of the reserves, or veterans. The school offers a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a focus on homeland security, and its School of Aeronautics offers a bachelor's of science in unmanned aircraft systems.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 83%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 30
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 14%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      Liberty is nationally ranked as one of the most conservative universities in America and is billed as the largest Christian university in the world, running online and on-base academic programs that bring in tens of millions of dollars a year in tuition. More than 10 percent of its students are either active-duty military personnel, members of the reserves, or veterans. The school offers a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a focus on homeland security, and its School of Aeronautics offers a bachelor's of science in unmanned aircraft systems.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 83%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 30
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 14%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #43 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
      Seattle, Washington |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Washington was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, urging additional investments in defense-oriented science and technology. It houses the Navy-sponsored Applied Physics Laboratory, a defense-research facility conducting acoustic and oceanographic studies and newly focused on the Arctic. The university's Institute for National Security Education and Research is an Intelligence Community Center of Excellence sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency. Its Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity is a designated NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence. The University of Washington also offers a master's degree in infrastructure planning and management, which "prepares students to lead efforts to protect vital infrastructure systems from natural and manmade threats." The school has also collaborated in the FBI's National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, a partnership between universities and law enforcement on national security issues.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 77
      National Security Funding Rank: 9
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $91,468,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Washington was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, urging additional investments in defense-oriented science and technology. It houses the Navy-sponsored Applied Physics Laboratory, a defense-research facility conducting acoustic and oceanographic studies and newly focused on the Arctic. The university's Institute for National Security Education and Research is an Intelligence Community Center of Excellence sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency. Its Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity is a designated NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence. The University of Washington also offers a master's degree in infrastructure planning and management, which "prepares students to lead efforts to protect vital infrastructure systems from natural and manmade threats." The school has also collaborated in the FBI's National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, a partnership between universities and law enforcement on national security issues.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 77
      National Security Funding Rank: 9
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $91,468,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #44 INDIANA UNIVERSITY
      Bloomington, Indiana |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      Indiana University's multi-campus system influences its rank in national security personnel. The flagship university in Bloomington features a Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, which is a NSA/DHS Academic Center of Excellence. Bloomington's Language Flagship Centers for Turkish, Chinese, and Swahili are initiatives of the National Security Education Program within the Department of Defense to train students in language and cultures listed as critical by the Intelligence Community. Bloomington also has a Center on American and Global Security.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 5%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 36
      National Security Funding Rank: 57
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $4,233,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      Indiana University's multi-campus system influences its rank in national security personnel. The flagship university in Bloomington features a Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, which is a NSA/DHS Academic Center of Excellence. Bloomington's Language Flagship Centers for Turkish, Chinese, and Swahili are initiatives of the National Security Education Program within the Department of Defense to train students in language and cultures listed as critical by the Intelligence Community. Bloomington also has a Center on American and Global Security.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 5%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 36
      National Security Funding Rank: 57
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $4,233,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #45 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
      Austin, Texas |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Texas at Austin ranks fifth in national security funding. It has participated in the Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program, a DHS fellowship which provides support to graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in nuclear, geochemical, and other disciplines directly related to nuclear forensics. The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration funds the school's Center for Predictive Engineering and Computational Science, which is a designated DOE Center of Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 54
      National Security Funding Rank: 6
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $124,334,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Texas at Austin ranks fifth in national security funding. It has participated in the Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program, a DHS fellowship which provides support to graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in nuclear, geochemical, and other disciplines directly related to nuclear forensics. The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration funds the school's Center for Predictive Engineering and Computational Science, which is a designated DOE Center of Excellence.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 54
      National Security Funding Rank: 6
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $124,334,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #46 NORWICH UNIVERSITY
      Northfield, Vermont | Private


      Norwich is one of six non-government owned senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). The pastoral Vermont school established distance learning education after 9/11 to train a new cadre of Top Secret-cleared managers and spies in the arts of cybersecurity, information assurance, law enforcement intelligence, and crisis management.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 37%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 61
      National Security Funding Rank: 64
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 19%
      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      | Private


      Norwich is one of six non-government owned senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). The pastoral Vermont school established distance learning education after 9/11 to train a new cadre of Top Secret-cleared managers and spies in the arts of cybersecurity, information assurance, law enforcement intelligence, and crisis management.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 37%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 61
      National Security Funding Rank: 64
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 19%
      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #47 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
      Cambridge, Massachusetts | Private


      The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranks fourth in overall national security funding. The MIT Lincoln Laboratory located in Lexington has 10 Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs), more than 9,000 pieces of classified material, and over 70 classified computer systems. Though the school's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies is sponsored and funded by the Army, it does not perform any classified research. MIT is one of the top funded schools by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, one of three schools that participates in the National Nuclear Security Administration graduate-level program in nuclear security, and it partners with the DoD's NSA-sponsored Systems Engineering Research Center. MIT was also a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, which urged additional investments in defense science and technology.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 70
      National Security Funding Rank: 5
      DoD Research & Development Funding: 31,439,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%
      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private

      The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranks fourth in overall national security funding. The MIT Lincoln Laboratory located in Lexington has 10 Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs), more than 9,000 pieces of classified material, and over 70 classified computer systems. Though the school's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies is sponsored and funded by the Army, it does not perform any classified research. MIT is one of the top funded schools by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, one of three schools that participates in the National Nuclear Security Administration graduate-level program in nuclear security, and it partners with the DoD's NSA-sponsored Systems Engineering Research Center. MIT was also a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, which urged additional investments in defense science and technology.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 70
      National Security Funding Rank: 5
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $131,439,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%
      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

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      #48 UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
      Tucson, Arizona |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Arizona launched a Defense and Security Research Institute in 2014 that intends to double the school's aerospace and defense-related funding to $1.2 billion by 2023. The university is already one of the top funded schools by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Arizona's National Center for Border Security and Immigration is a DHS Center of Academic Excellence. The school's Information Assurance and Security Education Center is a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 4%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 49
      National Security Funding Rank: 27
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $28,390,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Arizona launched a Defense and Security Research Institute in 2014 that intends to double the school's aerospace and defense-related funding to $1.2 billion by 2023. The university is already one of the top funded schools by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Arizona's National Center for Border Security and Immigration is a DHS Center of Academic Excellence. The school's Information Assurance and Security Education Center is a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 4%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 49
      National Security Funding Rank: 27
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $28,390,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #49 BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY
      Bellevue, Nebraska | Private


      Bellevue, a veritable appendage of the nearby Offutt Air Force Base, is particularly popular with that branch of the military and participates in Strategic Command's Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance, which advances collaboration and the development of current and future expertise about national security and deterrence. The predominately online school's Center for Cybersecurity Education is a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence. The school also participates in the Great Plains National Security Education Consortium and is a DIA Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 79%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 37
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 20%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private

      Bellevue, a veritable appendage of the nearby Offutt Air Force Base, is particularly popular with that branch of the military and participates in Strategic Command's Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance, which advances collaboration and the development of current and future expertise about national security and deterrence. The predominately online school's Center for Cybersecurity Education is a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence. The school also participates in the Great Plains National Security Education Consortium and is a DIA Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 79%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 37
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 20%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program

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      #50 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
      Orlando, Florida |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Central Florida is one of America's largest universities by enrollment. Its rank is also boosted by its proximity to the national security community's hub for simulation and training research. The university is the only academic member of Team Orlando, established to foster productivity in modeling and simulation for the armed services, homeland security, and the intelligence community. The school's Institute for Simulation and Training and its various centers house Army and Marine Corps elements. The school offers a graduate certificate in behavioral cybersecurity as part of its Modeling and Simulation graduate program. UCF also conducts collaborative research with the Air Force Research Laboratory. The university was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, which urged additional investments in defense science and technology. Its Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence educates students in the areas of intelligence and national security for future work in the IC.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 13%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 57
      National Security Funding Rank: 34
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $23,805,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public

      The University of Central Florida is one of America's largest universities by enrollment. Its rank is also boosted by its proximity to the national security community's hub for simulation and training research. The university is the only academic member of Team Orlando, established to foster productivity in modeling and simulation for the armed services, homeland security, and the intelligence community. The school's Institute for Simulation and Training and its various centers house Army and Marine Corps elements. The school offers a graduate certificate in behavioral cybersecurity as part of its Modeling and Simulation graduate program. UCF also conducts collaborative research with the Air Force Research Laboratory. The university was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, which urged additional investments in defense science and technology. Its Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence educates students in the areas of intelligence and national security for future work in the IC.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 13%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 57
      National Security Funding Rank: 34
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $23,805,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public|
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
      Auburn, which offers certificates and degrees in homeland security, intelligence, and security studies, received the nation's first FAA approval to operate its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School as part of the Auburn University Aviation Center. The school's Cyber Research Center was designated a Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA and DHS, and the school collaborates with Oak Ridge National Laboratory on cyber related projects and research. DHS's Science and Technology Directorate also partner with the school's Canine Detection Training Center to enhance the effectiveness of TSA canine teams used for explosives detection.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 5%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 65
      National Security Funding Rank: 51
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $9,794,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #52 ASHFORD UNIVERSITY
      San Diego, California | For Profit


      Ashford, online and for-profit and owned by publicly traded Bridgepoint Education, is among the top 20 in post-9/11 GI Bill students and among the top three in Defense Department tuition assistance in 2014. Ashford is popular with the post-9/11 Top Secret administrators and managers of the national security white space, especially TSA employees.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 98%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 32
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 19%
      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

      | For Profit


      Ashford, online and for-profit and owned by publicly traded Bridgepoint Education, is among the top 20 in post-9/11 GI Bill students and among the top three in Defense Department tuition assistance in 2014. Ashford is popular with the post-9/11 Top Secret administrators and managers of the national security white space, especially TSA employees.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 98%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 32
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 19%
      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #53 CORNELL UNIVERSITY
      Ithaca, New York | Private
      | Private

      Cornell is part of the Technical Advisory Group of the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center, created to promote cybersecurity operational protection and response. The university was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research and conducts collaborative research with the Air Force Research Laboratory. The Ivy League school participates in the Consortium for Mathematical and Computational Methods in Counterterrorism, and Cornell campus police are part of the FBI Albany Division–led Southern Tier Cyber Predator Task Force.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 73
      National Security Funding Rank: 20
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $48,208,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

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      #54 SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
      Syracuse, New York | Private

      Syracuse University is Harvard's (No. 37) big competitor in providing executive education to the national security community, but with a business and management twist through its Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The University's Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, established after 9/11, offers certificate programs and courses in security studies and cybersecurity. The University's School of Information Studies is an NSA and DHS Center of Academic Excellence. The school also conducts collaborative research with the Air Force Research Laboratory.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 41
      National Security Funding Rank: 61
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $3,693,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

      | Private


      Syracuse University is Harvard's (No. 37) big competitor in providing executive education to the national security community, but with a business and management twist through its Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The University's Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, established after 9/11, offers certificate programs and courses in security studies and cybersecurity. The University's School of Information Studies is an NSA and DHS Center of Academic Excellence. The school also conducts collaborative research with the Air Force Research Laboratory.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 41
      National Security Funding Rank: 61
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $3,693,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *


      #55 AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY
      Schaumburg, Illinois | For Profit


      American InterContinental University is owned by the same for-profit company as Colorado Technical (No. 30) and trains Top Secret national security shift workers, first responders, and security guards. The predominately online school offers a degree program in homeland security and crisis management.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 91%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 34
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 9%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      | For Profit


      American InterContinental University is owned by the same for-profit company as Colorado Technical (No. 30) and trains Top Secret national security shift workers, first responders, and security guards. The predominately online school offers a degree program in homeland security and crisis management.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 91%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 34
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 9%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #56 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
      Tallahassee, Florida | Public
      |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
      Florida State, which joins its three other Sunshine State sister schools with a national security propensity, was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, which urged additional investments in defense science and technology programs. NSA and DHS have designated the school's Center for Security and Assurance a Center of Academic Excellence. FSU is also a member of the DHS "Stop. Think. Connect." Academic Alliance established in 2010 to promote safer online practices and to develop a pipeline for future domestic security workers.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 5%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 52
      National Security Funding Rank: 42
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $19,600,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #57 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Private

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      Penn is a member of the Army's Micro Autonomous Systems Technology Collaborative Technology Alliance, led by the defense contractor BAE Systems to develop air and ground vehicles. The school has also received IARPA funding to research predictive analysis on how individuals develop expectations about the future based on what they already know.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 68
      National Security Funding Rank: 21
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $47,181,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private
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      Penn is a member of the Army's Micro Autonomous Systems Technology Collaborative Technology Alliance, led by the defense contractor BAE Systems to develop air and ground vehicles. The school has also received IARPA funding to research predictive analysis on how individuals develop expectations about the future based on what they already know.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 68
      National Security Funding Rank: 21
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $47,181,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

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      #58 NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
      Boston, Massachusetts | Private


      The school's George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security was established to advance resilience in communities, critical systems, and infrastructure in response to manmade and natural catastrophes. Its DHS-funded Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats Center of Excellence develops new means and methods to prevent explosives-related threats. Northeastern also offers a custom executive program for FBI managers. The university has received cyber security grants from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research, and is an NSA and DHS cyber Center of Academic Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 63
      National Security Funding Rank: 36
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $13,727,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

      | Private


      The school's George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security was established to advance resilience in communities, critical systems, and infrastructure in response to manmade and natural catastrophes. Its DHS-funded Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats Center of Excellence develops new means and methods to prevent explosives-related threats. Northeastern also offers a custom executive program for FBI managers. The university has received cyber security grants from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research, and is an NSA and DHS cyber Center of Academic Excellence.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 63
      National Security Funding Rank: 36
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $13,727,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #59 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Public
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      The University of Pittsburgh was a founding member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, and it has enlisted in the Obama administration's 2010 "Stop. Think. Connect." Academic Alliance to keep an eye out for domestic threats. The NSA and DHS have also designated Pitt's Laboratory for Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems a Center of Academic Excellence in information assurance and cyber defense research.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 55
      National Security Funding Rank: 22
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $44,546,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      The University of Pittsburgh was a founding member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, and it has enlisted in the Obama administration's 2010 "Stop. Think. Connect." Academic Alliance to keep an eye out for domestic threats. The NSA and DHS have also designated Pitt's Laboratory for Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems a Center of Academic Excellence in information assurance and cyber defense research.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 55
      National Security Funding Rank: 22
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $44,546,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #60 STANFORD UNIVERSITY
      Palo Alto, California | Private

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      Stanford is home to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a Department of Energy sponsored federally funded research and development center. The elite school was an inaugural member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, and today is one of the top-funded universities by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, a member of the Strategic Command Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance, and participant in the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's Academic Strategic Alliance and Predictive Science Alliance Programs. Defense contractor Lockheed Martin established its Materials and Thermal Sciences Center at Stanford Research Park to conduct advanced research in the development of things disciplines like 3D printing and nanotechnology.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 76
      National Security Funding Rank: 8
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $89,026,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      Homeland Security



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private
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      Stanford is home to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a Department of Energy sponsored federally funded research and development center. The elite school was an inaugural member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research, and today is one of the top-funded universities by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, a member of the Strategic Command Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance, and participant in the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's Academic Strategic Alliance and Predictive Science Alliance Programs. Defense contractor Lockheed Martin established its Materials and Thermal Sciences Center at Stanford Research Park to conduct advanced research in the development of things disciplines like 3D printing and nanotechnology.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 76
      National Security Funding Rank: 8
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $89,026,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Conducts Classified Research
      Homeland Security



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #61 UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
      Knoxville, Tennessee | Public

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      The University of Tennessee co-manages the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, part of the DOE nuclear weapons complex, with Battelle Memorial Institute, a private nonprofit applied science and technology development company. UT's Institute for Nuclear Security is a key university partner of the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. Tennessee at Chattanooga's InfoSec (Information Security) Center is designated a Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA and DHS. The university was also a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 3%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 64
      National Security Funding Rank: 31
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $22,386,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      The University of Tennessee co-manages the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, part of the DOE nuclear weapons complex, with Battelle Memorial Institute, a private nonprofit applied science and technology development company. UT's Institute for Nuclear Security is a key university partner of the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. Tennessee at Chattanooga's InfoSec (Information Security) Center is designated a Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA and DHS. The university was also a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 3%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 64
      National Security Funding Rank: 31
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $22,386,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #62 NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
      Las Cruces, New Mexico | Public

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      The School offers courses in information operations as part of the curriculum for their Communication Studies & National Security Minor. They also offer a graduate level minor in Security and Intelligence. Students have conducted real-world intelligence research supporting Intelligence Community sponsored "Open Source" collection and analysis. The university is also home to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center, one of the first FAA-approved UAS, or drone, flight test centers in the nation.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 16%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 95
      National Security Funding Rank: 45
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $18,368,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 4%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      The School offers courses in information operations as part of the curriculum for their Communication Studies & National Security Minor. They also offer a graduate level minor in Security and Intelligence. Students have conducted real-world intelligence research supporting Intelligence Community sponsored "Open Source" collection and analysis. The university is also home to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center, one of the first FAA-approved UAS, or drone, flight test centers in the nation.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 16%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 95
      National Security Funding Rank: 45
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $18,368,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 4%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #63 WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERISTY
      Plainview, Texas | Private

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      Small and conservative Wayland Baptist has waged its own education campaign to bring conservative religion to several domestic military bases including Fort Huachuca, home of the Army's intelligence school and the country's largest military intelligence training center. More than half of Wayland Baptist's enrollment is active duty, reserve, or veteran.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 28%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 40
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 69%

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      Small and conservative Wayland Baptist has waged its own education campaign to bring conservative religion to several domestic military bases including Fort Huachuca, home of the Army's intelligence school and the country's largest military intelligence training center. More than half of Wayland Baptist's enrollment is active duty, reserve, or veteran.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 28%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 40
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 69%

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      #64 FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
      Melbourne, Florida | Private

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      The school has established educational beachheads on several domestic US military bases, and roughly 15 percent of its students are active duty, reservists, or veterans. The school's bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a focus on homeland security is popular with security guards and bureaucrats alike.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 40%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 47
      National Security Funding Rank: 62
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $2,145,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 16%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      | Private

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      The school has established educational beachheads on several domestic US military bases, and roughly 15 percent of its students are active duty, reservists, or veterans. The school's bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a focus on homeland security is popular with security guards and bureaucrats alike.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 40%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 47
      National Security Funding Rank: 62
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $2,145,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 16%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #65 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
      La Jolla, California | Private

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      The predominantly online university was founded by the director of employee training at one of the world's largest defense contractors and for more than 40 years has trained a working cadre of Top Secret personnel attending in their off hours. With locations on 18 military installations, including the Marine Corps, FBI, and now military counterintelligence headquarters at Quantico, more than a quarter of its students are active duty, reserve, or veterans.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 65%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 38
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 38%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      | Private

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      The predominantly online university was founded by the director of employee training at one of the world's largest defense contractors and for more than 40 years has trained a working cadre of Top Secret personnel attending in their off hours. With locations on 18 military installations, including the Marine Corps, FBI, and now military counterintelligence headquarters at Quantico, more than a quarter of its students are active duty, reserve, or veterans.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 65%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 38
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 38%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #66 DUKE UNIVERSITY
      Durham, North Carolina | Private

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      Nationally ranked Duke produces a number of undergraduates who go on to national security jobs and is among the top 20 schools that receive federal funding for research and development from the Defense Department. Duke national security related collaborations in research include DARPA, IARPA, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research, and the Army Research Office. Duke is a member of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, designated an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence. Duke also participates in the Triangle Center for Terrorism and Homeland Security. The school was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 93
      National Security Funding Rank: 12
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $50,330,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 0%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private
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      Nationally ranked Duke produces a number of undergraduates who go on to national security jobs and is among the top 20 schools that receive federal funding for research and development from the Defense Department. Duke national security related collaborations in research include DARPA, IARPA, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research, and the Army Research Office. Duke is a member of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, designated an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence. Duke also participates in the Triangle Center for Terrorism and Homeland Security. The school was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 93
      National Security Funding Rank: 12
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $50,330,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 0%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #67 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
      Columbia, South Carolina | Public

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      Its Center for Information Assurance Engineering has been designated an NSA and DHS Center of Academic Excellence, and it participates in the Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program, a DHS initiative that provides support to graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in nuclear, geochemical, and other disciplines directly related to nuclear forensics.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 66
      National Security Funding Rank: 55
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $7,773,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Its Center for Information Assurance Engineering has been designated an NSA and DHS Center of Academic Excellence, and it participates in the Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program, a DHS initiative that provides support to graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in nuclear, geochemical, and other disciplines directly related to nuclear forensics.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 66
      National Security Funding Rank: 55
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $7,773,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #68 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
      Cincinnati, Ohio | Public

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      It ranks nationally for its criminology program and is popular among the Top Secret cadre. The School of Criminal Justice offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including PhDs in various national-security subspecialties. The College of Engineering and Applied Science has conducted research in the use of drones in disaster management operations. Students have also participated in the DHS Nuclear Forensic Fellowship Program.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 15%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 82
      National Security Funding Rank: 49
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $11,423,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      It ranks nationally for its criminology program and is popular among the Top Secret cadre. The School of Criminal Justice offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including PhDs in various national-security subspecialties. The College of Engineering and Applied Science has conducted research in the use of drones in disaster management operations. Students have also participated in the DHS Nuclear Forensic Fellowship Program.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 15%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 82
      National Security Funding Rank: 49
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $11,423,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #69 JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
      Harrisonburg, Virginia | Public

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      The school produces computer sciences and geography undergraduates specializing in geographic information systems for the national security community and has a degree program in intelligence analysis. The school maintains a special relationship with NSA and has hosted Analytic Conferences dealing with signals intelligence. Its Department of Computer Science is an NSA and DHS designated Center of Academic Excellence. The university is also a member of the Infrastructure Security Partnership, created after 9/11 to advance the practice and policies for the security and resilience of US critical infrastructure.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 56
      National Security Funding Rank: 73
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $60,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Military ROTC Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      The school produces computer sciences and geography undergraduates specializing in geographic information systems for the national security community and has a degree program in intelligence analysis. The school maintains a special relationship with NSA and has hosted Analytic Conferences dealing with signals intelligence. Its Department of Computer Science is an NSA and DHS designated Center of Academic Excellence. The university is also a member of the Infrastructure Security Partnership, created after 9/11 to advance the practice and policies for the security and resilience of US critical infrastructure.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 56
      National Security Funding Rank: 73
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $60,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Military ROTC Program

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      #70 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
      Ann Arbor, Michigan | Public

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      Michigan houses the Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center, jointly managed with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. It's one of the top-funded research institutions by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and a member of the Army's Micro Autonomous Systems Technology Collaborative Technology Alliance led by the defense contractor BAE Systems. Michigan was also a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 90
      National Security Funding Rank: 13
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $74,315,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Michigan houses the Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center, jointly managed with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. It's one of the top-funded research institutions by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and a member of the Army's Micro Autonomous Systems Technology Collaborative Technology Alliance led by the defense contractor BAE Systems. Michigan was also a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 90
      National Security Funding Rank: 13
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $74,315,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #71 GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY
      Lenexa, Kansas | For Profit

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      Grantham University, an online for-profit, is allied with the largest federal employee union; half of its students are active duty, members of the reserves, or veterans.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 100%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 59
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 62%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      | For Profit

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      Grantham University, an online for-profit, is allied with the largest federal employee union; half of its students are active duty, members of the reserves, or veterans.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 100%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 59
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 62%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #72 WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
      Morgantown, West Virginia | Public

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      It's the founding member and manager of the Center for Identification Technology Research, a National Science Foundation Industry and University Cooperative Research Center specializing in biometrics research and technologies. In February 2008, the FBI and West Virginia signed an agreement making the university the lead academic partner in biometrics research. The university has also collaborated in the FBI's National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, a partnership between universities and law enforcement on national security issues. Working with the DHS and the West Virginia National Guard, the university also conducts research relating to tunnel safety and security, coordinating with the Center for National Response Memorial Tunnel training and exercise facility. Its Institute for Information Assurance Studies is designated by DHS and NSA as a Center of Academic Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 10%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 75
      National Security Funding Rank: 59
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $5,359,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      It's the founding member and manager of the Center for Identification Technology Research, a National Science Foundation Industry and University Cooperative Research Center specializing in biometrics research and technologies. In February 2008, the FBI and West Virginia signed an agreement making the university the lead academic partner in biometrics research. The university has also collaborated in the FBI's National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, a partnership between universities and law enforcement on national security issues. Working with the DHS and the West Virginia National Guard, the university also conducts research relating to tunnel safety and security, coordinating with the Center for National Response Memorial Tunnel training and exercise facility. Its Institute for Information Assurance Studies is designated by DHS and NSA as a Center of Academic Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 10%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 75
      National Security Funding Rank: 59
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $5,359,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #73 RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
      New Brunswick, New Jersey | Public

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      New Jersey's state university is busy in the fields of emergency response and cyber security research. The school's Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk is a National Transportation Security Center of Excellence. Its Center for Visualization and Data Analytics is operated in conjunction with Purdue University. Rutgers' Center for Information Assurance is designated by the NSA and DHS as another Center of Academic Excellence. In 2015, the Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security was established, and Rutgers received a grant from the Defense Intelligence Agency to establish an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 3%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 80
      National Security Funding Rank: 25
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $22,034,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      New Jersey's state university is busy in the fields of emergency response and cyber security research. The school's Center for Transportation Safety, Security and Risk is a National Transportation Security Center of Excellence. Its Center for Visualization and Data Analytics is operated in conjunction with Purdue University. Rutgers' Center for Information Assurance is designated by the NSA and DHS as another Center of Academic Excellence. In 2015, the Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security was established, and Rutgers received a grant from the Defense Intelligence Agency to establish an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 3%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 80
      National Security Funding Rank: 25
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $22,034,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #74 KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
      Manhattan, Kansas | Public

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      Kansas State, known for its military history program, may someday hit the big time if the secure National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, earmarked for the northwest corner of the campus and adjacent to school's Biosecurity Research Institute, is ever funded and completed. The facility will study diseases that pose a threat to the animal agricultural industry and public health. KSU is also a core school in Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), an FAA Center of Excellence and home to one of the first bachelor's degree programs in drones.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 8%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 98
      National Security Funding Rank: 39
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $8,198,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 5%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Kansas State, known for its military history program, may someday hit the big time if the secure National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, earmarked for the northwest corner of the campus and adjacent to school's Biosecurity Research Institute, is ever funded and completed. The facility will study diseases that pose a threat to the animal agricultural industry and public health. KSU is also a core school in Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), an FAA Center of Excellence and home to one of the first bachelor's degree programs in drones.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 8%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 98
      National Security Funding Rank: 39
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $8,198,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 5%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #75 TRIDENT UNIVERSITY
      Cypress, California | For Profit

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      Trident University, online and for-profit, trains Top Secret desk managers of the national security alarm bells, with almost all its students coming from federally funded active duty, reserve, and veteran ranks.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 100%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 69
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: N/A

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      | For Profit

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      Trident University, online and for-profit, trains Top Secret desk managers of the national security alarm bells, with almost all its students coming from federally funded active duty, reserve, and veteran ranks.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 100%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 69
      National Security Funding Rank: N/A
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: N/A

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #76 UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
      Minneapolis, Minnesota | Public

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      The University of Minnesota boasts the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, a Title VI National Language Resource Center whose role is to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages. The University's Department of Computer Science and Engineering is designated a Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA and DHS. And the school leads the Food Protection and Defense Institute, a DHS Center of Excellence which conducts research to protect the food supply chain from an attack by biological or chemical agents.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 89
      National Security Funding Rank: 24
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $21,694,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      The University of Minnesota boasts the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, a Title VI National Language Resource Center whose role is to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages. The University's Department of Computer Science and Engineering is designated a Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA and DHS. And the school leads the Food Protection and Defense Institute, a DHS Center of Excellence which conducts research to protect the food supply chain from an attack by biological or chemical agents.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 89
      National Security Funding Rank: 24
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $21,694,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #77 CAPELLA UNIVERSITY
      Minneapolis, Minnesota | For Profit

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      For-profit Capella University is a stand-out for the number of doctorates it has conferred on people with Top Secret clearances in the intelligence community, including the FBI, NSA, and DHS. The school's online PhDs offerings include cyber-defense and emergency management. Capella's simulated Riverbend City for homeland security training lets students work through scenarios that are tied to coursework.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 100%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 45
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 8%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program



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      | For Profit

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      For-profit Capella University is a stand-out for the number of doctorates it has conferred on people with Top Secret clearances in the intelligence community, including the FBI, NSA, and DHS. The school's online PhDs offerings include cyber-defense and emergency management. Capella's simulated Riverbend City for homeland security training lets students work through scenarios that are tied to coursework.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 100%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 45
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 8%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program



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      #78 SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
      San Diego, California | Public

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      San Diego State University, located in the massive Navy hub, is a veritable war college. SDSU has research partnerships with the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and both Northern Command and Special Operations Command. The school has been active in the post-9/11 Professional Military Education reform for irregular warfare, transnational crime, disaster assistance and humanitarian response. SDSU has worked with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate to assist MIT Lincoln Labs with the Next-generation Incident Command System. The school also offers graduate programs in homeland security.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 60
      National Security Funding Rank: 56
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $6,611,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 4%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program



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      | Public

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      San Diego State University, located in the massive Navy hub, is a veritable war college. SDSU has research partnerships with the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and both Northern Command and Special Operations Command. The school has been active in the post-9/11 Professional Military Education reform for irregular warfare, transnational crime, disaster assistance and humanitarian response. SDSU has worked with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate to assist MIT Lincoln Labs with the Next-generation Incident Command System. The school also offers graduate programs in homeland security.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 60
      National Security Funding Rank: 56
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $6,611,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 4%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program



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      #79 HOWARD UNIVERSITY
      Washington, DC | Private

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      Howard University's Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence in partnership with Virginia Tech, is a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant program intended to cultivate a more diverse future workforce. Howard's Cyber-Security Education and Research Center is also an NSA and DHS designated Center of Academic Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 71
      National Security Funding Rank: 63
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $2,782,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private
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      Howard University's Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence in partnership with Virginia Tech, is a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant program intended to cultivate a more diverse future workforce. Howard's Cyber-Security Education and Research Center is also an NSA and DHS designated Center of Academic Excellence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 71
      National Security Funding Rank: 63
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $2,782,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #80 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
      Evanston, Illinois | Private

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      Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management has two executive development programs for the FBI: "Leading Strategic Change" and "Navigating Strategic Change." Both programs are primarily for senior personnel in an intelligence-related role. The Navigating Strategic Change program trains supervisory special agents and senior members of the Intelligence Career Service on the importance of intelligence driven investigations.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 8%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 74
      National Security Funding Rank: 29
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $33,626,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private
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      Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management has two executive development programs for the FBI: "Leading Strategic Change" and "Navigating Strategic Change." Both programs are primarily for senior personnel in an intelligence-related role. The Navigating Strategic Change program trains supervisory special agents and senior members of the Intelligence Career Service on the importance of intelligence driven investigations.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 8%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 74
      National Security Funding Rank: 29
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $33,626,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program

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      #81 NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
      Raleigh, North Carolina |
      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
      North Carolina State University is a core school in Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, an FAA Center of Excellence. It is also designated a Center of Academic Excellence in cyber defense research by the NSA and DHS. NCSU participates in the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and the Triangle Center for Terrorism and Homeland Security with Duke and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and is designated an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence. The Army also sends special operations soldiers to NCSU's Language Training Center for rapid immersion.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 8%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 84
      National Security Funding Rank: 48
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $14,279,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 4%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Drone Program

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      #82 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
      Champaign, Illinois | Public

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      The University of Illinois at Urbana produces a diverse feed of students for the national security community. Its Center for Information Assurance Education and Research is designated a Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA and DHS. Its Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute is a DHS Center of Excellence. The school is also part of the Technical Advisory Group for the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center, created to promote cybersecurity operational protection. It also conducts collaborative research with the Air Force Research Laboratory.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 3%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 94
      National Security Funding Rank: 16
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $49,290,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 0%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      The University of Illinois at Urbana produces a diverse feed of students for the national security community. Its Center for Information Assurance Education and Research is designated a Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA and DHS. Its Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute is a DHS Center of Excellence. The school is also part of the Technical Advisory Group for the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center, created to promote cybersecurity operational protection. It also conducts collaborative research with the Air Force Research Laboratory.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 3%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 94
      National Security Funding Rank: 16
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $49,290,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 0%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



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      #83 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
      San Antonio, Texas | Public


      The University of Texas at San Antonio, located in a growing cyber warfare hub for the military and intelligence community, was recently designated the Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO) Standards Organization for cybersecurity information sharing and collaboration within the private sector and between the private sector and government. UTSA's College of Business was designated a Center of Academic Excellence in cybersecurity and cyber defense by the NSA and DHS. Its Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security offers education and development of operational capabilities in the areas of infrastructure assurance and security.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 78
      National Security Funding Rank: 40
      DoD Research & Development Funding: 6,475,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 5%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      | Public


      The University of Texas at San Antonio, located in a growing cyber warfare hub for the military and intelligence community, was recently designated the Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO) Standards Organization for cybersecurity information sharing and collaboration within the private sector and between the private sector and government. UTSA's College of Business was designated a Center of Academic Excellence in cybersecurity and cyber defense by the NSA and DHS. Its Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security offers education and development of operational capabilities in the areas of infrastructure assurance and security.
      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 0%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 78
      National Security Funding Rank: 40
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $16,475,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 5%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #84 BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
      Provo, Utah | Private
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      One of two schools — the other being University of Utah (No. 87) — that literally speaks for the intelligence community thanks to the foreign language specialty tied to Mormon roots and the missionary objectives of the Church. The nationally ranked conservative university is also designated a Center of Academic Excellence in cybersecurity education by the NSA and DHS.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 29%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 62
      National Security Funding Rank: 58
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $4,736,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Military ROTC Program

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      | Private

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      One of two schools — the other being University of Utah (No. 87) — that literally speaks for the intelligence community thanks to the foreign language specialty tied to Mormon roots and the missionary objectives of the Church. The nationally ranked conservative university is also designated a Center of Academic Excellence in cybersecurity education by the NSA and DHS.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 29%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 62
      National Security Funding Rank: 58
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $4,736,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Military ROTC Program

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      #85 BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY
      Bowie, Maryland | Public

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      Bowie State is another school for America's spies living in the shadows of Fort Meade, Maryland, home of the National Security Agency, US Cyber Command, and the Defense Information Systems Agency. It is a designated Center for Academic Excellence in cybersecurity education by the NSA and DHS. The university also participates in the Mid-Atlantic Consortium Centers for Academic Excellence for the Intelligence Community.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 79
      National Security Funding Rank: 70
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $208,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 5%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      | Public

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Bowie State is another school for America's spies living in the shadows of Fort Meade, Maryland, home of the National Security Agency, US Cyber Command, and the Defense Information Systems Agency. It is a designated Center for Academic Excellence in cybersecurity education by the NSA and DHS. The university also participates in the Mid-Atlantic Consortium Centers for Academic Excellence for the Intelligence Community.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 79
      National Security Funding Rank: 70
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $208,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 5%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program

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      #86 COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
      Fort Collins, Colorado | Public

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      Colorado State University-Pueblo and the Center for the Study of Homeland Security offer a certificate in Homeland Security Studies. CSU also established the SALUTE National Veterans Honor Society in 2009 which now has 149 chapters. Three VA certifying officials work with in-residence and online students to certify more than 1,000 students using VA and military educational benefits annually.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 25%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 81
      National Security Funding Rank: 23
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $39,936,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 8%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Colorado State University-Pueblo and the Center for the Study of Homeland Security offer a certificate in Homeland Security Studies. CSU also established the SALUTE National Veterans Honor Society in 2009 which now has 149 chapters. Three VA certifying officials work with in-residence and online students to certify more than 1,000 students using VA and military educational benefits annually.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 25%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 81
      National Security Funding Rank: 23
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $39,936,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 8%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #87 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
      Salt Lake City, Utah | Public

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      Like Brigham Young (No. 84), the foreign language specialty ranks high among Top Secret workers from this school, which also feeds the largest linguist unit in the military, also located in the state. The Department of Geography at the University of Utah has also been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 4%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 85
      National Security Funding Rank: 41
      DoD Research & Development Funding: 7,444,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 6%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      Like Brigham Young (No. 84), the foreign language specialty ranks high among Top Secret workers from this school, which also feeds the largest linguist unit in the military, also located in the state. The Department of Geography at the University of Utah has also been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 4%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 85
      National Security Funding Rank: 41
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $17,444,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 6%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #88 MERCYHURST UNIVERISTY
      Erie, Pennsylvania | Private

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      Mercyhurst in Erie, Pennsylvania is a small school with a serious and growing intelligence studies program, named for former Pennsylvania governor and first homeland security secretary Tom Ridge.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 92
      National Security Funding Rank: 74
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $102,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program



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      | Private

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Mercyhurst in Erie, Pennsylvania is a small school with a serious and growing intelligence studies program, named for former Pennsylvania governor and first homeland security secretary Tom Ridge.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 92
      National Security Funding Rank: 74
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $102,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%



      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program



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      #89 COLUMBIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
      Orange Beach, Alabama | For Profit

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      With more than half of its students from active duty, reserve, or veteran ranks, online for-profit Columbia Southern was number six in tuition assistance in 2013. A National Sherriff's Association Training Partner, Columbia Southern helps shrink the Top Secret "intelligence gap" with its online masters in criminal justice administration and emergency services management.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 100%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 51
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 60%



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      | For Profit

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      With more than half of its students from active duty, reserve, or veteran ranks, online for-profit Columbia Southern was number six in tuition assistance in 2013. A National Sherriff's Association Training Partner, Columbia Southern helps shrink the Top Secret "intelligence gap" with its online masters in criminal justice administration and emergency services management.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 100%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 51
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 60%



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #90 CITADEL MILITARY COLLEGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
      Charlestown, South Carolina | Public

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      It's the second-oldest military college established in America (in 1843) and one of six non-government senior military colleges today.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 3%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 91
      National Security Funding Rank: 75
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 10%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      | Public
      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      It's the second-oldest military college established in America (in 1843) and one of six non-government senior military colleges today.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 3%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 91
      National Security Funding Rank: 75
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 10%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #91 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
      New York, New York | Private

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      In September 2015, the NYU Center for Global Affairs launched the Initiative for the Study of Emerging Threats focusing on nontraditional security issues and their overlap with terrorism, cybercrime, and subversion. NYU Abu Dhabi, Education City in Qatar, and NYU Shanghai make it a veritable unified command in itself and are all external cash registers. NYU was one the original members of the Northern Command's homeland security-homeland defense education consortium, established in 2004. The NSA and US Cyber Command have named NYU Tandon School of Engineering as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 87
      National Security Funding Rank: 47
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $16,282,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program



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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private
      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      In September 2015, the NYU Center for Global Affairs launched the Initiative for the Study of Emerging Threats focusing on nontraditional security issues and their overlap with terrorism, cybercrime, and subversion. NYU Abu Dhabi, Education City in Qatar, and NYU Shanghai make it a veritable unified command in itself and are all external cash registers. NYU was one the original members of the Northern Command's homeland security-homeland defense education consortium, established in 2004. The NSA and US Cyber Command have named NYU Tandon School of Engineering as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 1%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 87
      National Security Funding Rank: 47
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $16,282,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      Homeland Security



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program



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      #92 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
      Honolulu, Hawaii | Public

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      The Navy dominated university expanded its own support base in 2007, being instrumental in shifting the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium to address all-hazards beyond just terrorism. The University of Hawaii at Manoa has collaborated on research with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. And Manoa's Applied Research Laboratory is a Navy sponsored and funded University Affiliated Research Center.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 6%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 96
      National Security Funding Rank: 15
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $55,600,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 5%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program



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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      The Navy dominated university expanded its own support base in 2007, being instrumental in shifting the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium to address all-hazards beyond just terrorism. The University of Hawaii at Manoa has collaborated on research with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. And Manoa's Applied Research Laboratory is a Navy sponsored and funded University Affiliated Research Center.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 6%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 96
      National Security Funding Rank: 15
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $55,600,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 5%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program



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      #93 UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
      Denver, Colorado | Private

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      The University of Denver, known for its graduate program in international affairs, was also one the original members of the Colorado-based Northern Command homeland security-homeland defense education consortium, established in 2004. Its Colorado Research Institute for Security and Privacy is also designated a Center of Academic Excellence. The university also provides interns to the Colorado Information Analysis Center, the state intelligence fusion center.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 10%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 83
      National Security Funding Rank: 69
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $665,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      FBI



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

      * * *

      | Private
      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      The University of Denver, known for its graduate program in international affairs, was also one the original members of the Colorado-based Northern Command homeland security-homeland defense education consortium, established in 2004. Its Colorado Research Institute for Security and Privacy is also designated a Center of Academic Excellence. The university also provides interns to the Colorado Information Analysis Center, the state intelligence fusion center.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 10%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 83
      National Security Funding Rank: 69
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $665,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      NSA
      FBI



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #94 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN—MADISON
      Madison, Wisconsin | Public

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      In 2014 the Wisconsin Legislature lifted Vietnam-era restrictions on the university's ability to participate in classified national-security research. The school possesses a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) in UW Research Park. The school has also collaborated in the FBI's National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, a partnership between universities and law enforcement on national security issues. UW-Madison was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 99
      National Security Funding Rank: 32
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $26,459,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
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      In 2014 the Wisconsin Legislature lifted Vietnam-era restrictions on the university's ability to participate in classified national-security research. The school possesses a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) in UW Research Park. The school has also collaborated in the FBI's National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, a partnership between universities and law enforcement on national security issues. UW-Madison was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 99
      National Security Funding Rank: 32
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $26,459,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      Homeland Security
      FBI
      Military ROTC Program

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      #95 MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
      Springfield, Missouri | Public

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      Missouri State University's Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, located in Washington DC offers a master's degree in national security policy; cyber security; WMD proliferation; international terrorism; military operations; global security challenges; foreign policy; arms control; missile proliferation; international security affairs; defense policy analysis, planning and programs; and intelligence analysis. The university also participates in Strategic Command's Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance, which advances academic collaboration and the development of current and future expertise about national security and deterrence and assurance.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 7%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 97
      National Security Funding Rank: 68
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $744,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Missouri State University's Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, located in Washington DC offers a master's degree in national security policy; cyber security; WMD proliferation; international terrorism; military operations; global security challenges; foreign policy; arms control; missile proliferation; international security affairs; defense policy analysis, planning and programs; and intelligence analysis. The university also participates in Strategic Command's Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance, which advances academic collaboration and the development of current and future expertise about national security and deterrence and assurance.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 7%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 97
      National Security Funding Rank: 68
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $744,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #96 LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana | Public

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education at LSU was a founding member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research which urged additional investments in defense science and technology. In 2005, FEMA and LSU established the LSU GIS Clearinghouse Cooperative to centralize the collection and dissemination of geospatial information after Hurricane Katrina.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 4%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 88
      National Security Funding Rank: 18
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $5,809,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education at LSU was a founding member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and was a member of the post-9/11 Coalition for National Security Research which urged additional investments in defense science and technology. In 2005, FEMA and LSU established the LSU GIS Clearinghouse Cooperative to centralize the collection and dissemination of geospatial information after Hurricane Katrina.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 4%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 88
      National Security Funding Rank: 18
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $5,809,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 2%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #97 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
      El Paso, Texas | Public

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      The University of Texas at El Paso is located in the growing border and intelligence hub anchored by activities at Fort Bliss and the federal government interagency El Paso Intelligence Center. The troubled UTEP Open Source Research Laboratory, which lost its director in a scandal in 2012, focused research on the US Mexican Border, Mexico, and drug wars in Latin America. UTEP scientists also conduct ground penetrating radar research for the Army Research Laboratory.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 6%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 100
      National Security Funding Rank: 60
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $3,563,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 15%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      The University of Texas at El Paso is located in the growing border and intelligence hub anchored by activities at Fort Bliss and the federal government interagency El Paso Intelligence Center. The troubled UTEP Open Source Research Laboratory, which lost its director in a scandal in 2012, focused research on the US Mexican Border, Mexico, and drug wars in Latin America. UTEP scientists also conduct ground penetrating radar research for the Army Research Laboratory.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 6%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 100
      National Security Funding Rank: 60
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $3,563,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 15%

      GOVERNMENT AFFILIATIONS
      National Intelligence
      NSA
      Homeland Security
      Military ROTC Program



      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Intelligence Studies Program
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #98 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
      Richmond, Virginia | Public

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      The school offers a range of security studies from certificates to graduate level degrees in homeland security, critical infrastructure protection, and foreign and domestic terrorist threats.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 86
      National Security Funding Rank: 52
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $8,134,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program



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      #51 AUBURN UNIVERSITY
      Auburn, Alabama | Public
      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      The school offers a range of security studies from certificates to graduate level degrees in homeland security, critical infrastructure protection, and foreign and domestic terrorist threats.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 2%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 86
      National Security Funding Rank: 52
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $8,134,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 3%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program



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      #99 KAPLAN UNIVERSITY
      Davenport, Iowa | For Profit

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Kaplan University is owned by the same publicly traded company that owns Slate and Foreign Policy magazine, and its largest campus is located in Davenport, Iowa (although the school is predominately online). If a for-profit university existed to train the Top Secret security guards who work at sensitive compartmented information facilities (SCIFs) across this great land, then Kaplan may just be it.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 97%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 58
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 4%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      | For Profit
      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Kaplan University is owned by the same publicly traded company that owns Slate and Foreign Policy magazine, and its largest campus is located in Davenport, Iowa (although the school is predominately online). If a for-profit university existed to train the Top Secret security guards who work at sensitive compartmented information facilities (SCIFs) across this great land, then Kaplan may just be it.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 97%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 58
      National Security Funding Rank: Not Applicable
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 4%

      NATIONAL SECURITY CURRICULUM
      Homeland Security Studies Program

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      #100 CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Washington, DC | Private

      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Catholic University barely squeaks in at No. 100. Like other DC schools its graduates get their Top Secret clearances and go on to work in the political and legal offices of the US military and Intelligence Community, or for one of hundreds of contractors clustered around the Beltway. The university's School of Library and Information Science even offers courses on Actionable Intelligence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 6%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 72
      National Security Funding Rank: 65
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $1,556,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

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      #25 SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
      Saint Leo, Florida | Private
      [body_image src='//news-images.vice.com/images/2015/11/03/schools-body-image-1446572650.png' width='881' height='2']
      Catholic University barely squeaks in at No. 100. Like other DC schools its graduates get their Top Secret clearances and go on to work in the political and legal offices of the US military and Intelligence Community, or for one of hundreds of contractors clustered around the Beltway. The university's School of Library and Information Science even offers courses on Actionable Intelligence.

      OVERVIEW
      Percent Online: 6%
      Top Secret Employment Rank: 72
      National Security Funding Rank: 65
      DoD Research & Development Funding: $1,556,000
      Students on GI Bill/Tuition Assistance: 1%

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