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Schools Offering Homeland Security Programs in Illinois

Around 0.0% of Illinois's graduates graduate from homeland security degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 22 homeland security professionals graduate from Illinois' 2 homeland security schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a homeland security program is Western Illinois University. Western Illinois University, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Macomb. In 2010, 14 students graduated from Western Illinois University's homeland security program. Western Illinois University charged in-state students $10,149 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Illinois with a homeland security program is Lewis University, which is located in Romeoville. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Lewis University homeland security program. The tuition rate at Lewis University was $23,780 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Illinois' homeland security schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $16,965 per year, though tuition can range from $23,780 per year to $10,149 per year. In 2010, the following Illinois homeland security schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Lewis University - located in Romeoville, students are charged $23,780 per year
  2. Western Illinois University - located in Macomb, students are charged $10,149 per year

The homeland security schools in Illinois that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Western Illinois University - located in Macomb, students are charged $10,149 per year
  2. Lewis University - located in Romeoville, students are charged $23,780 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs homeland security graduates in Illinois pursue include fbi special agent, security officer, radio electronics officer, and geospatial intelligence analyst. 53,060 homeland security professionals were working in Illinois in 2010. Of these, 2,570 were transportation security officers. In addition, 2,970 were fbi special agents, and 46,570 were security officers. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of homeland security professional are:

  1. Cook County - 42,480 homeland security professionals
  2. Lake County - 1,890 homeland security professionals
  3. Menard County - 760 homeland security professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of homeland security professionals in Illinois will grow by 7%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 59,490 homeland security professionals working in Illinois. The greatest growth for homeland security professional is predicted to be amongst Transportation Security Officers, who are expected to increase by 11% by 2018.


On average, homeland security professionals earn $52,074 per year. However, Illinois homeland security professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,230 per year to more than $132,180 per year in 2010. The counties in Illinois with the highest average salary for homeland security professionals are:

  1. Cook County - $60,663 per year
  2. Lake County - $57,903 per year
  3. Champaign County - $54,210 per year

The following counties in Illinois have the lowest average salaries for homeland security professional:

  1. McLean County - $24,120 per year
  2. Kankakee County - $24,680 per year
  3. Vermilion County - $25,210 per year

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

  1. Geospatial Intelligence Analyst - $89,730 per year
  2. Fbi Special Agent - $83,270 per year
  3. Transportation Security Officer - $33,980 per year

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

  1. Radio Electronics Officer - $27,710 per year
  2. Security Officer - $25,680 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in homeland security in Illinois 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.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security in Illinois

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Radio Operators n/a $27,710
Security Guards 46,570 $25,680 3.8%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2,970 $83,270 -18.6%
Protective Service Workers, All Other 2,570 $33,980 -57.6%
Physical Scientists, All Other 950 $89,730 -15.2%

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