Arkansas City, KS has one homeland security school within its city limits. Cowley County Community College has a total student population of 4,003. It is the 4607th highest ranked school in the USA and the 68th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Homeland Security students from Arkansas 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 Kansas nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 760 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average salary of $26,390. Security guards in this area earn $21,630/yr and there are 990 employed.
Arkansas City lies in Cowley county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Kansas nonmetropolitan area has 444,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.63/hr average worker wage, and a $32,500 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.218 out of every 1000 jobs in Arkansas City are held by security guards, and 1.709/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cowley County Community College ends up costing a student $6,297/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arkansas City|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||24.7 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||53.1 miles|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||71.9 miles|