Illinois contains 43 schools that offer homeland security programs. Saint Xavier University, the highest-ranking homeland security school in IL, has a total student population of 5,028 and is the 348th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 43 homeland security schools in Illinois, only 11 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nothwestern College comes out as the most expensive ($26,938/yr), with John A Logan College as the lowest recorded at only $2,714/yr.
Homeland Security students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 3,840 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average yearly salary of $44,790. Security guards in this state earn $25,970/yr and there are 45,310 employed.
Also, within the homeland security schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from homeland security, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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