Frankfort, KY has twenty homeland security schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Midway College, the highest ranked school in this group with a homeland security program, has a total student population of 1,392. It is the 327th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Homeland Security students from Frankfort 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 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 220 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average salary of $28,060. Security guards in this area earn $26,990/yr and there are 680 employed.
Frankfort lies in Franklin county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 153,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $16.61/hr average worker wage, and a $34,550 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.390 out of every 1000 jobs in Frankfort are held by security guards, and 1.426/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
Of the 20 homeland security schools with a 100-mile radius of Frankfort, only 5 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 Southern State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,234/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Frankfort|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||40.0 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||52.0 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||59.2 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||87.8 miles|