New Port Richey, FL has two homeland security schools within its city limits. Pasco-Hernando Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a homeland security program, has a total student population of 10,036. It is the 4624th highest ranked school in the USA and the 262nd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Homeland Security students from New Port Richey 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 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area alone, there are 860 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average salary of $37,260. Security guards in this area earn $21,400/yr and there are 9,520 employed.
New Port Richey lies in Pasco county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has 1,131,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 8 out of every 1000 jobs in New Port Richey are held by security guards, and 1/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
Of the 2 homeland security schools in New Port Richey, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pasco-Hernando Community College comes out as the most expensive ($4,660/yr) for homeland security students, with Pasco-Hernando Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,660/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Port Richey|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||26.6 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||28.8 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||33.8 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||87.5 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||88.7 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||92.3 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||94.4 miles|