Utah contains six schools that offer homeland security programs. Southern Utah University, the highest-ranking homeland security school in UT, has a total student population of 8,066 and is the 2406th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 homeland security schools in Utah, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Utah Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,719/yr), with Southern Utah University as the lowest recorded at only $9,860/yr.
Homeland Security students from Utah 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 Utah alone, there are 490 employed police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers earning an average yearly salary of $33,130. Security guards in this state earn $26,050/yr and there are 5,970 employed.
Also, within the homeland security schools in Utah, the average student population is 3,744 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from homeland security, there are 2052 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,639 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,769, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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