Oakland City, IN has seven homeland security schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rend Lake College, the highest ranked school in this group with a homeland security program, has a total student population of 5,871. It is the 4137th highest ranked school in the USA and the 149th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
Homeland Security students from Oakland City 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 Evansville-KY area alone, there are 60 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average salary of $*. Security guards in this area earn $31,790/yr and there are 1,040 employed.
Oakland City lies in Gibson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Evansville-KY area has 168,010 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $18.49/hr average worker wage, and a $38,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.166 out of every 1000 jobs in Oakland City are held by security guards, and 0.365/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
Of the 7 homeland security schools with a 100-mile radius of Oakland City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Daymar College-Owensboro Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,118/yr) for homeland security students, with Rend Lake College as the lowest, reported at only $6,019/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oakland City|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||78.3 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||82.6 miles|