Missouri contains 29 schools that offer homeland security programs. Drury University, the highest-ranking homeland security school in MO, has a total student population of 5,489 and is the 2149th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 29 homeland security schools in Missouri, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Allied College North comes out as the most expensive ($45,104/yr), with Metropolitan Community College-Blue River as the lowest recorded at only $3,041/yr.
Homeland Security students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 2,550 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average yearly salary of $29,980. Security guards in this state earn $27,180/yr and there are 17,740 employed.
Also, within the homeland security schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from homeland security, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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