Tennessee contains nineteen schools that offer homeland security programs. Hiwassee College, the highest-ranking homeland security school in TN, has a total student population of 138 and is the 755th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 homeland security schools in Tennessee, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College comes out as the most expensive ($26,443/yr), with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,338/yr.
Homeland Security students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 2,760 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average yearly salary of $30,820. Security guards in this state earn $23,340/yr and there are 21,990 employed.
Also, within the homeland security schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from homeland security, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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