Arkansas contains sixteen schools that offer homeland security programs. Harding University, the highest-ranking homeland security school in AR, has a total student population of 6,484 and is the 224th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 homeland security schools in Arkansas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock comes out as the most expensive ($22,599/yr), with East Arkansas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,502/yr.
Homeland Security students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 1,230 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average yearly salary of $24,760. Security guards in this state earn $23,190/yr and there are 6,380 employed.
Also, within the homeland security schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from homeland security, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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