Edmond, OK (population: 83,110) has one homeland security school within its city limits. University of Central Oklahoma has a total student population of 16,092. It is the 2573rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 58th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Homeland Security students from Edmond 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 City area alone, there are 430 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average salary of $30,950. Security guards in this area earn $25,970/yr and there are 3,960 employed.
Edmond lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.020 out of every 1000 jobs in Edmond are held by security guards, and 0.756/1000 are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Central Oklahoma ends up costing a student $11,488/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Edmond|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||14.7 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||14.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||32.1 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||74.0 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||98.5 miles|