Jeffersonville, IN has seventeen 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 Jeffersonville 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.
Jeffersonville lies in Clark 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 Jeffersonville are held by security guards, and 0.555/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
Of the 17 homeland security schools with a 100-mile radius of Jeffersonville, only 4 have 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 Bluegrass Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,933/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jeffersonville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||4.8 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||47.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||81.0 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.4 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||98.3 miles|