Hanover, IN has twenty-five homeland security schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Midway College, the highest ranked school in this group with a homeland security program, has a total student population of 1,392. It is the 327th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Homeland Security students from Hanover 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 330 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average salary of $32,830. Security guards in this area earn $26,490/yr and there are 4,020 employed.
Hanover lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.768 out of every 1000 jobs in Hanover are held by security guards, and 0.555/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
Of the 25 homeland security schools with a 100-mile radius of Hanover, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development comes out as the most expensive ($41,304/yr) for homeland security students, with Sinclair Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,687/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hanover|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||35.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||52.5 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||70.5 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||91.8 miles|