Homeland Security in Alabama

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Schools Offering Homeland Security Programs in Alabama


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Alabama receive homeland security degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 97 homeland security professionals graduate from Alabama's 4 homeland security schools.

Top Schools

Chattahoochee Valley Community College, which was ranked 90th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Alabama that has a homeland security program. It is located in Phenix City. In 2010, Chattahoochee Valley Community College graduated 2 students from its homeland security program. Students at Chattahoochee Valley Community College paid $3,510 per year in tuition fees.

Columbia Southern University, which is located in Orange Beach, is the second-ranked school in Alabama that has a homeland security program. It received a ranking of 91st in the country in 2010. 0 students graduated with degree in homeland security from Columbia Southern University in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Alabama that has a homeland security program is University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus. University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus, which was ranked 97th in the country in 2010, is located in Birmingham. In 2010, University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus graduated 0 students from its homeland security programs. University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus charged in-state students $11,040 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Alabama homeland security school, average tuition will be $3,638 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,510 per year to $11,040 per year. In 2010, the following Alabama homeland security schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus - located in Birmingham, students are charged $11,040 per year
  2. Chattahoochee Valley Community College - located in Phenix City, students are charged $3,510 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Alabama homeland security schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Chattahoochee Valley Community College - located in Phenix City, students are charged $3,510 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus - located in Birmingham, students are charged $11,040 per year

A homeland security degree from an Alabama school... what next?

The Alabama counties with the largest populations of homeland security professional are:

  1. Bibb County - 5,970 homeland security professionals
  2. Autauga County - 1,950 homeland security professionals
  3. Limestone County - 1,680 homeland security professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of homeland security professionals is expected to grow by 14% by 2018. There are projected to be 19,070 homeland security professionals working in Alabama then. Of these 19,070 homeland security professionals, the government predicts that 1,130 will be transportation security officers, 1,590 will be fbi special agents, and 16,350 will be security officers.

Salary

homeland security professionals in Alabama make an average of $37,177 per year. In 2010, however, some Alabama homeland security professional earned as little as less than $15,520 per year or as much as more than $119,330 per year. Homeland security professionals in the following Alabama counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Mobile County - $43,267 per year
  2. Autauga County - $41,213 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $41,030 per year

Homeland security professionals in the following counties in Alabama make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Cullman County - $18,240 per year
  2. Colbert County - $21,360 per year
  3. Lee County - $22,050 per year

The homeland security professionals with highest average salaries in Alabama were:

  1. Fbi Special Agent - $59,360 per year
  2. Transportation Security Officer - $28,800 per year
  3. Security Officer - $23,370 per year

The homeland security professionals with lowest average salaries in Alabama were:

  1. Transportation Security Officer - $28,800 per year
  2. Security Officer - $23,370 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in homeland security. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as crime scene investigation or homeland security.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Homeland Security in Alabama

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,012 miles from location Community College of the Air Force Montgomery AL 0.0 n/a n/a
6,080 miles from location Columbia Southern University Orange Beach AL 9.16962 n/a 13,321
5,935 miles from location Chattahoochee Valley Community College Phenix City AL 9.50663 n/a 1,902
6,033 miles from location University of Phoenix-Birmingham Campus Birmingham AL 3.34677 n/a 341
 

Curious what studying Homeland Security gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alabama

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security Guards + 14,340 $23,370 7.5%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 1,120 $59,360 13.1%
3
Protective Service Workers, All Other + 770 $28,800 -33.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are homeland security related jobs in Alabama