North Carolina contains 54 schools that offer homeland security programs. High Point University, the highest-ranking homeland security school in NC, has a total student population of 3,603 and is the 394th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 54 homeland security schools in North Carolina, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High Point University comes out as the most expensive ($24,754/yr), with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest recorded at only $76/yr.
Homeland Security students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 3,470 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average yearly salary of $31,090. Security guards in this state earn $24,530/yr and there are 24,820 employed.
Also, within the homeland security schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from homeland security, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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