Kokomo, IN (population: 45,373) has one homeland security school within its city limits. Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo has a total student population of 5,088. It is the 5785th highest ranked school in the USA and the 116th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Homeland Security students from Kokomo 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 Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 180 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average salary of $26,830. Security guards in this area earn $23,190/yr and there are 310 employed.
Kokomo lies in Howard county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area has 149,950 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $16.18/hr average worker wage, and a $33,650 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.061 out of every 1000 jobs in Kokomo are held by security guards, and 1.194/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo ends up costing a student $12,383/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kokomo|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||40.7 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||41.1 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||66.0 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||83.3 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||84.9 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||93.8 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||96.3 miles|