Homeland Security in Texas

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Schools Offering Homeland Security Programs in Texas


Each year, approximately 0.0% of Texas graduates receive degrees in homeland security. That means an estimated 5 homeland security professionals graduate from Texas' 5 homeland security schools each year.

Top Schools

The University of Texas at El Paso, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a homeland security program. It is located in El Paso. 5 students graduated with a degree in homeland security from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2010. The tuition rate at The University of Texas at El Paso was $8,020 per year.

The second-ranked school in Texas that has a homeland security program is University of Phoenix-Houston Campus. University of Phoenix-Houston Campus, which was ranked 91st in the country in 2010, is located in Houston. Students at University of Phoenix-Houston Campus paid $11,640 per year in tuition fees.

University of Phoenix-Dallas Campus, which was ranked 91st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a homeland security program. It is located in Dallas. University of Phoenix-Dallas Campus charged in-state students $11,640 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Homeland security schools in Texas, charge students an average tuition of $10,916 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $11,640 per year, or as little as $8,020 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Texas homeland security schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Phoenix-Dallas Campus - located in Dallas, students are charged $11,640 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Houston Campus - located in Houston, students are charged $11,640 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-San Antonio Campus - located in San Antonio, students are charged $11,640 per year

The following Texas homeland security schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. The University of Texas at El Paso - located in El Paso, students are charged $8,020 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Dallas Campus - located in Dallas, students are charged $11,640 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Houston Campus - located in Houston, students are charged $11,640 per year

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

Many Texas homeland security graduates become a fbi special agent, security officer, radio electronics officer, and geospatial intelligence analyst. If you decide to work as a homeland security professional in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 96,070 Texas homeland security professional as of 2010. This number includes 3,320 transportation security officers, 15,940 fbi special agents, and 75,390 security officers. The following counties have the largest number of Texas homeland security professionals:

  1. Austin County - 25,020 homeland security professionals
  2. Collin County - 20,550 homeland security professionals
  3. Atascosa County - 7,730 homeland security professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of homeland security professionals in the state of Texas will grow to 118,610. This would require a 21% growth in the field.

Salary

On average, homeland security professionals earn $41,210 per year. But, salaries for homeland security professional can vary. In 2010, homeland security professional made as little as less than $15,620 per year or as much as more than $155,490 per year in Texas. Homeland security professionals in the following Texas counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Collin County - $57,410 per year
  2. Austin County - $56,883 per year
  3. Johnson County - $55,820 per year

The Texas counties with the lowest average salary for homeland security professionals are:

  1. Archer County - $20,590 per year
  2. Ector County - $21,800 per year
  3. Crosby County - $24,290 per year

On average, the highest paid homeland security professionals in Texas were:

  1. Geospatial Intelligence Analyst - $83,100 per year
  2. Fbi Special Agent - $68,260 per year
  3. Transportation Security Officer - $29,720 per year

On average, the lowest paid homeland security professionals in Texas were:

  1. Security Officer - $24,970 per year
  2. Radio Electronics Officer - per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Texas 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.

  • Master's Degree in Homeland Security in Texas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,192 miles from location The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX 25.9553 47% 21,011
6,560 miles from location University of Phoenix-Houston Campus Houston TX 8.962 n/a 2,538
6,618 miles from location University of Phoenix-Dallas Campus Dallas TX 8.24286 n/a 1,238
6,740 miles from location University of Phoenix-San Antonio Campus San Antonio TX 3.74234 n/a 800
6,692 miles from location University of Phoenix-Austin Campus Austin TX 3.74595 n/a 408
 

Curious what studying Homeland Security gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Security Guards + 75,390 $24,970 8.6%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 15,940 $68,260 113.1%
3
Protective Service Workers, All Other + 3,320 $29,720 -62.4%
4
Physical Scientists, All Other + 1,390 $83,100 65.5%
5
Radio Operators + 30 n/a
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are homeland security related jobs in Texas