Oregon contains ten schools that offer homeland security programs. ITT Technical Institute-Portland, the highest-ranking homeland security school in OR, has a total student population of 816 and is the 2441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 homeland security schools in Oregon, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Oregon Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,549/yr), with Clackamas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,722/yr.
Homeland Security students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 1,150 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average yearly salary of $44,960. Security guards in this state earn $26,330/yr and there are 7,510 employed.
Also, within the homeland security schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from homeland security, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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