Louisiana contains sixteen schools that offer homeland security programs. Southeastern Louisiana University, the highest-ranking homeland security school in LA, has a total student population of 15,151 and is the 2491st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 homeland security schools in Louisiana, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,630/yr), with Baton Rouge Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,616/yr.
Homeland Security students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 1,580 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average yearly salary of $26,730. Security guards in this state earn $23,390/yr and there are 15,710 employed.
Also, within the homeland security schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from homeland security, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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