Oklahoma contains 26 schools that offer homeland security programs. Oklahoma City University, the highest-ranking homeland security school in OK, has a total student population of 3,829 and is the 310th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 26 homeland security schools in Oklahoma, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Oklahoma City Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,972/yr), with Redlands Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,100/yr.
Homeland Security students from Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma alone, there are 1,700 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average yearly salary of $26,270. Security guards in this state earn $25,240/yr and there are 10,110 employed.
Also, within the homeland security schools in Oklahoma, the average student population is 1,754 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from homeland security, there are 4305 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,424 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,600, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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