Alabama contains seventeen schools that offer homeland security programs. University of Alabama at Birmingham, the highest-ranking homeland security school in AL, has a total student population of 16,874 and is the 2390th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 homeland security schools in Alabama, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Mobile comes out as the most expensive ($22,919/yr), with Chattahoochee Valley Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,438/yr.
Homeland Security students from Alabama schools who go on to become homeland security specialists, police officers, security technicians, security officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,028,830 people working as security guards alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $26,430. Also, Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers make on average $36,470 per year and there are about 98,090 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 2,550 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average yearly salary of $28,390. Security guards in this state earn $22,290/yr and there are 14,350 employed.
Also, within the homeland security schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from homeland security, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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