District Of Columbia contains three schools that offer homeland security programs. George Washington University, the highest-ranking homeland security school in DC, has a total student population of 25,061 and is the 52nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 homeland security schools in District Of Columbia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George Washington University comes out as the most expensive ($27,966/yr), with University of the District of Columbia as the lowest recorded at only $7,881/yr.
Homeland Security students from District Of Columbia 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 District Of Columbia alone, there are 130 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average yearly salary of $40,760. Security guards in this state earn $37,010/yr and there are 12,070 employed.
Also, within the homeland security schools in District Of Columbia, the average student population is 6,076 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from homeland security, there are 1138 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,715 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $0, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.