Fort Wayne, IN (population: 253,250) has two homeland security schools within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Fort Wayne, the highest ranked school in the city with a homeland security program, has a total student population of 763. It is the 2587th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Homeland Security students from Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne area alone, there are 110 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average salary of $40,410. Security guards in this area earn $24,070/yr and there are 1,700 employed.
Fort Wayne lies in Allen county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Fort Wayne area has 203,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.72/hr average worker wage, and a $38,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.364 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Wayne are held by security guards, and 0.533/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
Of the 2 homeland security schools in Fort Wayne, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Fort Wayne comes out as the most expensive ($22,175/yr) for homeland security students, with Brown Mackie College-Fort Wayne as the lowest, reported at only $20,369/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Wayne|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||33.1 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||72.1 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||72.3 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||84.2 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||85.2 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||92.5 miles|