Carmel, IN (population: 71,355) has eleven homeland security schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Indianapolis, the highest ranked school in this group with a homeland security program, has a total student population of 5,055. It is the 460th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Homeland Security students from Carmel 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 Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 470 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average salary of $33,490. Security guards in this area earn $26,160/yr and there are 7,800 employed.
Carmel lies in Hamilton county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.963 out of every 1000 jobs in Carmel are held by security guards, and 0.537/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
Of the 11 homeland security schools with a 100-mile radius of Carmel, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Cincinnati Campus comes out as the most expensive ($28,012/yr) for homeland security students, with Danville Area Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,570/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carmel|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||52.7 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||73.5 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||75.9 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||91.6 miles|