Terre Haute, IN (population: 60,269) has eight 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 Terre Haute 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 Terre Haute area alone, there are 60 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average salary of $26,910. Security guards in this area earn $17,760/yr and there are 640 employed.
Terre Haute lies in Vigo county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Terre Haute area has 67,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.6% unemployment rate, $16.49/hr average worker wage, and a $34,310 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.405 out of every 1000 jobs in Terre Haute are held by security guards, and 0.911/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
Of the 8 homeland security schools with a 100-mile radius of Terre Haute, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis comes out as the most expensive ($23,445/yr) for homeland security students, with Danville Area Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,570/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Terre Haute|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||70.7 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||78.3 miles|