Connecticut contains sixteen schools that offer homeland security programs. University of New Haven, the highest-ranking homeland security school in CT, has a total student population of 5,770 and is the 438th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 homeland security schools in Connecticut, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Hartford comes out as the most expensive ($31,547/yr), with Middlesex Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,918/yr.
Homeland Security students from Connecticut 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 Connecticut alone, there are 1,380 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average yearly salary of $43,060. Security guards in this state earn $28,930/yr and there are 11,550 employed.
Also, within the homeland security schools in Connecticut, the average student population is 1,939 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from homeland security, there are 2145 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,319 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,907, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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