South Bend, IN (population: 103,173) has two homeland security schools within its city limits. Brown Mackie College-South Bend, the highest ranked school in the city with a homeland security program, has a total student population of 1,115. It is the 4487th highest ranked school in the USA and the 93rd highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Homeland Security students from South Bend 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 South Bend-Mishawaka-MI area alone, there are 70 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average salary of $29,690. Security guards in this area earn $22,580/yr and there are 730 employed.
South Bend lies in St. Joseph county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the South Bend-Mishawaka-MI area has 128,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.8% unemployment rate, $18.07/hr average worker wage, and a $37,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.695 out of every 1000 jobs in South Bend are held by security guards, and 0.578/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
Of the 2 homeland security schools in South Bend, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-South Bend comes out as the most expensive ($22,447/yr) for homeland security students, with Brown Mackie College-South Bend as the lowest, reported at only $18,433/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from South Bend|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||2.2 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||32.3 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||53.7 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||65.3 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||68.5 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||69.3 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||71.7 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||72.3 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||72.9 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||75.0 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||76.4 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||78.9 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||79.5 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||79.7 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||81.0 miles|