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A study of security.


IN 1972 AND 1979 THE ASIS FOUNDATION SPONSORED STUDIES to identify and publish a list of colleges and universities that offered academic courses and degree programs in security. The 1979 study results, published in the January 1980 issue of Security Management, showed the number of institutions offering at least one security course had grown from 43 in 1972 to over 182 in 1979.

The present study used a methodology similar to the one employed in 1979. Academic vice presidents at over 3,400 educational institutions were asked to complete a brief questionnaire about their institutions' security courses. The results of the survey were supplemented with information from several academic directories and hundreds of individual college and university bulletins.

The number of institutions offering security course work or programs has more than doubled in the last 10 years from 185 to 463. The greatest growth occurred at the master's and baccalaureate levels. (See accompanying graph.) The number of master's degree programs identified rose from four to 18, baccalaureate programs rose from 11 to 48, associate degree programs rose from 57 to 120, certificate programs rose from 14 to 23, and institutions that did not have a specific security program but offered one or more security courses rose from 99 to 253.

No attempt was made to verify the data submitted, and the authors recognize that the list is incomplete. Individuals noticing errors in the information are asked to contact the authors and advise them of necessary changes. Those corrections will be incorporated into subsequent lists of institutions offering academic programs in the security field. Note: The names of institutions are italicized in the following list.


Athens State College, Athens: courses; Auburn University, Montgomery: BS/MS; Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Phenix City: AAS; Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB: AA; Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville: courses; Jefferson State Junior College, Birmingham: courses; Stamford University, Birmingham: courses; Troy State University, Dothan: courses; Troy State University, Troy: courses; University of Alabama, Birmingham: courses; University of Alabama, Huntsville: courses; University of Alabama, Mobile: courses; University of Alabama, University: courses; University of North Alabama, Florence: courses; University of South Alabama, Mobile: courses; Wallace State Community College, Hanceville: courses.


University of Alaska, Fairbanks: BS.


Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff: BS/MS; Phoenix College, Phoenix: courses; Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale: courses; State Board of Directors for Community Colleges of Arizona, Phoenix - Cochise District: courses; State Board of Directors for Community Colleges of Arizona, Phoenix - Maricopa District: courses.


Arkansas Technical University, Russellville: courses; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville: courses; University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff: courses.


Arkansas Technical University, Russellville: courses; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville: courses; University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff: courses.


Antelope Valley College, Lancaster: courses; Barstow College, Barston: certificate; Cabrillo College, Aptos: courses; California State University, Bakersfield: courses; California State University, Fresno: courses; California State University, Long Beach: BS/MS; California State University, Los Angeles: courses; California State University, Sacramento: courses; California State University, San Bernardino: courses; Cerritos College, Norwalk: certificate/AA; Chabot College, Hayward: certificate; Coleman College, La Mesa: courses; College of Canyons, Valencia: certificate/AA; College of Marin, Kentfield: AS; College of Sequoias, Visalia: courses; De Anza College, Cupertino: AA; East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park: certificate; El Camino College, Via Torrance: AA; Fresno City College, Fresno: courses; Fullerton College, Fullerton: courses; Golden Gate University, San Francisco: BS; Golden West College, Huntington Beach: courses; Grossmont College, El Cajon: certificate: Hartnell College, Salinas: AA; Lake Tahoe Community College, Lake Tahoe: courses; Lassen College, Susanville: courses; Long Beach City College, Long Beach: courses; Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles: courses; Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys: courses; Merritt College, Oakland: courses; Miramar College, San Diego: courses; Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey: certificate/AA/AS; Mount San Antonio College, Walnut: BS; Napa Valley College, Napa: AA/AS; Ohlone College, Freemont: courses; Palomar College, San Marcos: AA; Rio Hondo College, Whittier: AA; San Diego Miramar College, San Diego: AS: San Jose State University, San Jose: courses; San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton: courses; Sierra College, Rocklin: courses; Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park: BS; Ventura College, Ventura: AA/AS.


Arapahoe Community College, Littleton: certificate; Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge: courses; Community College of Denver, Golden: courses; Metropolitan State University, Denver: courses; Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs: certificate/AS; Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad: courses.


Eastern Connecticut State College, Willimantic: courses; Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport: AA; Mattatuck Community College, Waterbury: courses; Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Winstead: courses; Norwalk Community College, Norwalk: courses; Sacred Heart University, Bridgeport: BS; Tunxis Community College, Farmington: certificate; University of New Haven, West Haven: BS/MS; Western Connecticut State University, Danbury: courses.


Delaware Technical & Community College, Newark: AS.

District of Columbia

George Washington University, Washington: MA; University of the District of Columbia, Washington: courses.


Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale: courses; Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach: courses; Florida State University, Tallahassee: courses; Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City: courses; Lake Sumter Community College, Leesburg: courses; Manatee Junior College, West Bradenton: AS; Miami-Dade Community College, Miami: AS; Miami-Dade Community College-South, Miami: AA/AS; Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale: MS; St. Thomas University, Miami: courses; Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee: courses; University of Central Florida, Orlando: courses; University of North Florida, Jacksonville: courses; University of South Florida-Bayboro, St. Petersburg: courses; University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg: courses; Valencia Community College, Orlando: certificate/AA.


Albany State College, Albany: courses; Armstrong State College, Savannah: courses; Brenan Professional College, Gainesville: BA/BS; Brunswick Junior College, Brunswick: certificate; Columbus College, Columbus: courses; Fort Valley State College, Fort Valley: courses; Georgia Southern College, Statesboro: courses; Valdosta State College, Valdosta: courses.


Hawaii Community College, Hilo: courses; Honolulu Community College, Honolulu: courses; Maui Community College, Kahului: courses.


Lewis Clark State College, Lewiston: courses.


Belleville Area College, Belleville: certificate/AA; Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg: courses; College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn: courses; College of Lake County, Grayslake: certificate/AA; Frontier Community College (EPE), Fairfield: courses; Harry S. Truman College, Chicago: courses; Illinois Central College, East Peoria: AAS; John A. Logan College, Carterville: courses; Joliet Junior College, Joliet: certificate/AS; Kankakee Community College, Kankakee: courses; Lakeland College, Mattoon: courses; Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey: certificate/AAS; Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield: certificate; Loop College, Chicago: certificate/AS; McHenry County College, Crystal Lake: courses; McKendree College, Lebanon: courses; Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills: certificate/ AAS; Oakton Community College, Des Plaines: courses; Parkland College, Champaign: courses; Rend Lake College, Ina: AAS; Rock Valley College, Rockford: certificate/AA; Saint Xavier College, Chicago: courses; Sangamon State University, Springfield: courses; Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg: courses; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale: BS/MS; Spoon River College, Canton: courses; State Community College, East St. Louis: AS; Triton College, River Grove: courses; University of Illinois, Chicago: courses; Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove: courses; Western Illinois University, Macomb: BS; William Rainey Harper College, Palatine: certificate.


Indiana Northern Graduate School of Professional Management, Marion: MPM; Indiana State University, Terre Haute: BS/MS; Indiana Vocational Technical College, Indianapolis: certificate/AS; University of Evansville, Evansville: courses.


Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny: courses; Ellsworth Community College, Iowa Falls: AA; Hawkeye Institute of Technology, Waterloo: AA; Indiana Hills Community College, Ottumwa: AAS; Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids: courses; Saint Ambrose College, Davenport: BA; Southeastern Community College, West Burlington: AA; Watburg College, Waverly: BA.


Butler County Community College, El Dorado: courses; Garden City Community College, Garden City: AA/AA; Johnson County Community College, Overland Park: courses; Washburn University, Topeka: courses; Wichita State University, Wichita: BS.


Bismark Junior College, Bismark: courses; Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond: AA/BS; Franklin College, Paducah: courses; Kentucky State University, Frankfort: BS; Murry State University, Murry: courses; Thomas More College, Crestvies Hills: BA; University of Louisville, Louisville: courses.


Grambling State University, Grambling: courses; Louisiana State University, Eunice: AS; Louisiana State University, Shreveport: courses; McNeese University, Lake Charles: courses; Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe: courses.


Bangor Community College - Orono, Crestview Hills: BA; Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute, South Portland: courses; University of Maine, Augusta: courses.


Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold: certificate; Catonsville Community College, Catonsville: AA; Chesapeake College, Wye Mills: courses; Choppin State College, Baltimore: BS; Community College of Baltimore - Harbor Campus, Baltimore: AA; Essex Community College, Baltimore: certificate; Hagerstown Junior College, Hagerstown: courses; Harford Community College, Bel Air: courses; Maryland Technical Institute, Spruce Pine: courses; Montgomery College, Rockville: AA; Prince George's Community College, Largo: AA; University of Maryland, College Park: BA.


American International College, Springfield: courses; Bristol Community College, Fall River: certificate; Bunker Hill Community College, Boston: courses; Cape Code Community College, Barnstable: courses; Dean Junior College, Franklin: courses; Greenfield Community College, Greenfield: courses; Holyoke Community College, Holyoke: courses; Middlesex Community College, Bedford: AA; Mt. Wachusett Community College, Gardner: courses; Northeastern University, Boston: BS/MS; Northern Essex Community College, Harverhill: certificate; Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester: courses; University of Lowell, Lowell: courses; Westfield State College, Westfield: courses.


Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant: MS; Delta College, University Center: AA; Detroit College of Michigan, Deerborn: courses; Ferris State College, Big Rapids: BS; Grand Valley State University, Allendale: BS; Henry Ford Community College, Deerborn: AA; Jackson Community College, Jackson: certificate/AA; Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo: AA; Lake Superior State College, Sault St. Marie: BS; Lansing Community College, Lansing: AA; Macomb County Community College, Mt. Clemens: AA; Madonna College, Livonia: AS/BS; Mercy College of Detroit, Detroit: AA/BA; Michigan State University, East Lansing: BS/MS; Muskegon Community College, Muskegon: AA; Northern Michigan University, Marquette: BS; Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City: courses; Oakland Community College, Bloomfield Hills: certificate/AS; Saginaw Valley State College, University Center: courses; St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron: courses; Schoolcraft College, Livonia: certificate/ AS; Suomi College, Hancock: courses; University of Detroit, Detroit: BS/MS; Wayne State University, Detroit: courses.


Bemidji State University, Bemidji: courses; Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights: AA; Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul: courses; Normandale Community College, Bloomington: certificate; North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park: courses; Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud: BA/MS; University of Minnesota, Duluth: courses.


University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg: courses.


Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg: BS/MS; Drury College, Springfield: AS; Missouri Southern State College, Joplin: BS; Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City: courses; St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis: courses; St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis: courses; St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis: courses; Tarkio College, St. Louis: BS.


Dawson Community College, Glendore: courses.


Kearney State College, Kearney: BS; Metropolitan Technical Community College, Omaha: AAS; Northeast Technical Community College, Norfolk: AA.


Clark County Community College, N. Las Vegas: AAS; Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno: AAS; University of Nevada, Las Vegas: courses; Wayne State College, Wayne: BS.

New Hampshire

Hesser College, Manchester: AA; Keene State College (Safety Studies), Keene: courses.

New Jersey

Atlantic Community College, Mays Landing: courses; Bergen Community College, Paramus: certificate/AAS; Brookdale Community College, Newman Springs: courses; County College of Morris, Randolph Township: courses; Essex County College, Newark: AA; Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford: courses; Glassboro State College, Glassboro: courses; Gloucester County College, Scwell: certificate; Jersey City State College, Jersey City: BS/MS; Mercer County Community College, Trenton: courses; Monmouth College, West Long Branch: BS; Passaic County Community College, Paterson: AA; Rutgers University, Newark: courses; Rutgers, New Brunswick: courses; Thomas A. Edison State College, Trenton: courses; Union College, Carnsford: AA; Upsala College-Wirths, Sussex: courses.

New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico, Clovis: courses; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces: BS; Northern New Mexico Community College, Espanola: AAS; Western New Mexico University, Silver City: courses.

New York

Adirondack Community College, Glen Falls: courses; Broome Community College, Binghamton: courses; Clinton Community College, Plattsburg: courses; Columbia-Green Community College, Hudson: courses; Erie Community College, Buffalo: courses; Erie Community College, Williamsville: AA; Erie Community College-North, Amherst: courses; Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer: AA; Hilbert College, Hamburg: AA; Hudson Valley Community College, Troy: AA; Iona College, New Rochelle: BS; Jamestown Community College, Jamestown: courses; Jefferson Community College, Watertown: courses; John Jay College CUNY, New York: AA/BS/MS; Long Island University, Brooklyn: BS/MS; Long Island University, Brookville: BS/MS; Mercy College, Ferry: AS/BS; Monroe Community College, Rochester: AAS; Nassau Community College, Garden City: AA; New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury: BS; Niagara University, Niagara: BS; Onondaga Community College, Syracuse: courses; Orange County Community College, Middletown: courses; Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester: BS; Rockland Community College, Suffern: AAS; Russell Sage College, Troy: couses; St. Vincent's College; St. John's University, Jamaica: BS; St. Vincent's College; St. John's University, Staten Island: BS; Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady: courses; SUNY, Albany: courses; SUNY, Brockport: BS; SUNY, Farmingdale: certificate/AAS; Westchester Community College, Valhalla: courses.

North Carolina

Alamance Community College, Haw River: AA; Appalachian State University, Boone: courses; Bladen Technical College, Dublin: courses; Cape Fear Technical Institute, Wilmington: courses; Cleveland Technical College, Shelby, AAS; East Carolina University Bulletin, Greenville: courses; Edgecombe Technical College, Tarboro: AAS; Fayetteville Technical Institute, Fayetteville: AA; Gaston College, Dallas: courses; Haywood Technical College, Clyde: AA; Martin Community College, Williamston: courses; Mayland Technical Institute, Spruce Pine: AAS; Nash Technical College, Rocky Mount: AAS; Pfeiffer College, Misenheimer: BA; Piedmont Technical College, Roxboro: AAS; Surry Community College, Dobson: AAS; Western Carolina University, Cullowhee: courses; Western Piedmont Community College, Morgantown: courses; Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro: courses.

North Dakota

Bismark Junior College, Bismark: AA.


Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green: BS; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland: courses; Cincinnati Technical College, Cincinnati: AA; Columbus Technical Institute, Columbus: AAS; Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland: courses; Hocking Technical College, Nelsonville: certificate/AAS; Jefferson Technical College, Steubenville: AAS; Kent State University, Kent: courses; Kent State University, Tuscarawas: AA; Lakeland Community College, Steubenville: AS; Lorain County Community College, Elyria: AAS; Michael J. Owens College, Toledo: AAS; North Central Technical College, Mansfield: courses; Ohio University, Chillicothe: AAS; Owens Technical College, Toledo: AA; Sawyer College of Business, Cleveland: AA; Sinclair Community College, Dayton: AAS; University of Akron, Akron: certificate/AA; University of Dayton, Dayton: courses; University of Toledo, Toledo: courses; Youngstown State University, Youngstown: BS/MS.


Cameron University, Lawton: courses; Connors State College, Warner: courses; Eastern Oklahoma State College, Wilburton: courses; Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City: AA; Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City: courses; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater: courses.


Lane Community College, Eugene: AS; Portland Community College, Portland: certificate; Southern Oregon State College, Ashland: courses.


Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, Center Valley: courses; Alvernia, Reading: BA; Bucks County Community College, Newtown: courses; Community College of Allegheny County, Monroeville: AS; East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg: courses; Edinboro State College, Edinboro: courses; Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg: AA; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana: courses; King's College, Wilkes-Barre: courses; Lehigh County Community College, Schnecksville: certificate/ AA/AS; Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke: AAS; Mansfield University, Mansfield: courses; Mercyhurst College, Erie: BS; Mercyhurst College, Glenwood Hills: AS/BA; Penn State - Capital College, Harrisburg: BA-Special; Pennsylvania State University, University Park: courses; St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia: courses; Shippensburg University, Shippensburg: courses; Temple University, Philadelphia: courses; Triangle Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh: certificate; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh: BA/ MA; Villanova University, Villanova: BA Special; West Chester State College, West Chester: courses; Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood: courses; York College of Pennsylvania, York: courses.

Rhode Island

Salve Regina - The Newport College, Newport: courses.

South Carolina

Beaufort Technical College, Beaufort: courses; Denmark Technical College, Denmark: courses; Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence: courses; Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Conway: certificate; Midlands Technical College, Columbia: courses; Orangeburg - Calhoun Technical College, Orangeburg: certificate; Sumter Area Technical College, Sumter: courses; Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton: courses; University of South Carolina, Columbia: courses.


Aquinas Junior College, Nashville: courses; Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland: AS; Dyersburg State Community College, Dyersburg: courses; East Tennessee State University, Johnson City: courses; Memphis State University, Memphis: courses; Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro: BS; Shelby State Community College, Memphis: certificate; University of Tennessee, Chattanooga: courses; University of Tennessee, Martin: courses; Walters State Community College, Morristown: AS.


American Technological University, Killeen: courses; College of the Mainland, Texas City: certificate; Dallas Baptist College, Dallas: courses; Houston Community College System, Houston: AA/AS; Lee College, Baytown: AA; McLennan Community College, Waco: AA; Odessa College, Odessa: certificate; Pan American University, Edinburg: courses; Sam Houston State University, Huntsville: courses; San Jacinto College Central, Pasadena: AA/AS; Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos: courses; Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches: BA; Texarkana Community College, Texarkana: courses; University of Houston - Downtown, Houston: BS; University of Texas, Arlington: courses; University of Texas, San Antonio: BA; Victoria College, Victoria: courses.


Southern Utah State College, Cedar City: AAS; Weber State College, Ogden: AA.


Castleton State College, Castleton: courses; Southern Vermont, Bennington: courses.


Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave: courses; Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg: AA; Germanna Community College, Locust Grove: courses; J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond: AA; Liberty University, Lynchburg: courses; Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria: AAS; Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale: AA; Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas: AAS; Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge: AA; Old Dominion University, Norfolk: courses; Paul D. Camp Community College, Franklin: courses; Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville: courses; Radford University, Radford: courses; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond: BS; Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke: courses.


Clark Community College, Vancouver: courses; Eastern Washington University, Cheney: BS; Everett Community College, Everett: AA/AS; Fort Steilacoom Community College, Tacoma: certificate; Olympic College, Bremerton: courses; Shoreline Community College, Seattle: AA.

West Virginia

Fairmont State College, Fairmont: BS; Marshall University, Huntington: courses; Parkersburg Community College, Parkersburg: courses; Salem College, Salem: BA; West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling: AS; West Virginia State College, Institute: courses; West Virginia State Community College, Institute: AA.


District One Technical Institute, Eau Claire: courses; Fox Valley Technical Institute, Appleton: AA; Gateway Technical Institute, Kenosha: courses; Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee: courses; Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute, Green Bay: courses; University of Wisconsin, Platteville: AA/BS; University of Wisconsin (Safety Studies), Whitewater: courses; Waukesha County Technical Institute, Pewaukee: courses.


Casper College, Casper: courses; Sheridan College, Sheridan: courses.


Algonquin College, Nepean: BS; Concordia University, Montreal: certificate; Fanshawe College, London: courses; Humber College, Toronto: AA; Mohawk College, Hamilton: certificate; Mount Royal College, Calgary: AA.


College of Technology, Letchworth: courses; Twickenham College of Technology, Middlesex: courses.

About the Authors . . . Dr. Howard W. Timm is a program manager at the Defense Personnel Security Research and Education Center (PERSEREC) in Monterey, CA. He is a member of ASIS. Dr. Dennis B. Anderson is director of the Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL.
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Author:Timm, Howard W.; Anderson, Dennis B.
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Date:Dec 1, 1989
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