Gary, IN (population: 94,891) has two security schools within its city limits. Indiana University-Northwest, the highest ranked school in the city with a security program, has a total student population of 5,560. It is the 670th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Security students from Gary schools who go on to become computer security specialists, computer support specialists, security technicians, security officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Computer support specialists make on average $47,360 per year and there are about 540,560 of them employed in the US today.
Gary lies in Lake county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area has 383,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,670 average annual salary.
Of the 2 security schools in Gary, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest comes out as the most expensive ($11,303/yr) for security students, with Indiana University-Northwest as the lowest, reported at only $11,212/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gary|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||9.9 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||13.8 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||16.6 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||18.0 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||20.9 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||20.9 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||23.9 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||24.1 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||24.2 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||26.4 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||30.7 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||32.0 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||34.1 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||37.7 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||39.0 miles|