Muncie, IN (population: 64,234) has twenty-nine 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 Muncie 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 Muncie area alone, there are 40 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average salary of $*. Security guards in this area earn $26,650/yr and there are 220 employed.
Muncie lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Muncie area has 45,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.7% unemployment rate, $17.66/hr average worker wage, and a $36,730 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.881 out of every 1000 jobs in Muncie are held by security guards, and 0.868/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
Of the 29 homeland security schools with a 100-mile radius of Muncie, only 4 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 Muncie|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||58.8 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||61.6 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||81.6 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||82.1 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||84.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||91.8 miles|