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National Ranking for Security Studies Programs

August 12, 2016

Angelo State University has been ranked one of the nation’s top 25 “Best Value Online Colleges for Law Enforcement Degrees” for 2016 by, a comprehensive resource guide for students seeking affordable online college education.

ASU was ranked No. 18 in the U.S. for its online degree and certificate programs in border and homeland security and security studies. Criteria for the rankings included available online degrees, affordability, academic strength and accreditation. Data was collected from the National Center for Education Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, accrediting agencies and school websites. 

ASU was cited specifically for its online bachelor’s degree programs in border security and border and homeland security; online master’s degree in security studies; and online certificate programs in border security, cybersecurity and emergency management. The only other Texas school listed in the top 25 is University of the Incarnate Word at No. 20.

Earlier this year, ASU’s online border and homeland security degree programs were also ranked among the top 10 in the nation by the and education resource guides. Additionally, ASU’s online master’s degree in criminal justice was ranked No. 3 in the nation by  

More details on all the degree and certificate programs available through ASU’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies (CSS) and Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice can be found at

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