Homeland Security in Colorado

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Schools Offering Homeland Security Programs in Colorado


Each year, approximately 0.0% of Colorado graduates receive degrees in homeland security. Thus, Colorado's 4 homeland security schools put out approximately 9 homeland security professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado that has a homeland security program is Pikes Peak Community College. Pikes Peak Community College, which was ranked 87th in the country in 2010, is located in Colorado Springs. In 2010, Pikes Peak Community College graduated 4 students from its homeland security program. Pikes Peak Community College charged in-state students $3,134 in tuition fees per year.

Red Rocks Community College, which is located in Denver, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a homeland security program. It received a ranking of 87th in the country in 2010. 4 students graduated with degree in homeland security from Red Rocks Community College in 2010. Red Rocks Community College charged in-state students $2,625 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Colorado that has a homeland security program is University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus. University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus, which was ranked 90th in the country in 2010, is located in Colorado Springs. The tuition rate at University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus was $8,760 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Colorado's homeland security schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $6,160 per year, though tuition can range from $10,120 per year to $2,625 per year. In 2010, the following Colorado homeland security schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus - located in Littleton, students are charged $10,120 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $8,760 per year
  3. Pikes Peak Community College - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $3,134 per year

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

  1. Red Rocks Community College - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year
  2. Pikes Peak Community College - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $3,134 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $8,760 per year

A homeland security degree from a Colorado school... what next?

Fbi special agent, security officer, and geospatial intelligence analyst are the professions of choice for a majority of homeland security graduates in Colorado. Colorado had 20,350 homeland security professionals in 2010. 2,940 of these homeland security professionals were transportation security officers, 1,710 were fbi special agents, and 15,050 were security officers. The Colorado counties with the largest populations of homeland security professional are:

  1. Adams County - 13,150 homeland security professionals
  2. El Paso County - 2,450 homeland security professionals
  3. Larimer County - 1,260 homeland security professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of homeland security professionals is expected to grow by 17% by 2018. There are projected to be 21,370 homeland security professionals working in Colorado then. Of these 21,370 homeland security professionals, the government predicts that 2,870 will be transportation security officers, 2,300 will be fbi special agents, and 15,480 will be security officers.

Salary

homeland security professionals in Colorado earn $57,165 per year on average. However, Colorado homeland security professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,030 per year to more than $155,480 per year in 2010. The following counties in Colorado have the highest average salaries for homeland security professionals:

  1. Adams County - $59,835 per year
  2. Boulder County - $57,217 per year
  3. Pueblo County - $42,510 per year

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

  1. El Paso County - $26,530 per year
  2. Alamosa County - $27,180 per year
  3. Chaffee County - $27,840 per year

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

  1. Geospatial Intelligence Analyst - $91,290 per year
  2. Fbi Special Agent - $77,170 per year
  3. Transportation Security Officer - $31,310 per year

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

  1. Transportation Security Officer - $31,310 per year
  2. Security Officer - $28,890 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in homeland security in Colorado and to compare salaries with various related fields such as crime scene investigation or homeland security, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Homeland Security in Colorado
  • Certificate in Homeland Security in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,019 miles from location Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs CO 12.8957 n/a 13,572
7,027 miles from location Red Rocks Community College Denver CO 12.8922 n/a 9,143
7,014 miles from location University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus Littleton CO 9.20591 n/a 2,263
7,019 miles from location University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus Colorado Springs CO 9.83519 n/a 544
 

Curious what studying Homeland Security gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security Guards + 15,050 $28,890 13.9%
2
Protective Service Workers, All Other + 2,940 $31,310 40.0%
3
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 1,710 $77,170 3.6%
4
Physical Scientists, All Other + 650 $91,290 -49.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are homeland security related jobs in Colorado