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Homeland Security in Mississippi

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Schools Offering Homeland Security Programs in Mississippi

Each year, in the range of 0.0% of Mississippi graduates, graduate from Homeland Security degree programs.

Meridian Community College, which was ranked 83rd nationwide in 2010, is the only accredited Homeland Security school in Mississippi. It is located in Meridian. In 2010, Meridian Community College graduated 3 students from its Homeland Security programs.


Tuition at Meridian Community College for students enrolled in Homeland Security courses was $2,230 per year.

A Homeland Security degree from a Mississippi school... what next?

Many Mississippi Homeland Security graduates become FBI Special Agent, Security Officer, and Geospatial Intelligence Analyst. In 2010, there were 11,120 homeland security professional working in Mississippi, including 1,060 fbi special agents, 9,760 security officers and 300 geospatial intelligence analysts. The following counties have the largest number of Mississippi homeland security professionals:

  1. Copiah County - 3,450 homeland security professionals
  2. Hancock County - 1,620 homeland security professionals
  3. Alcorn County - 1,180 homeland security professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of homeland security professional in Mississippi will grow by 13%, and by 2018, there will be an estimated 15,550 homeland security professionals working in Mississippi. The greatest growth for homeland security professional is predicted to be amongst Security Officers, who are expected to increase by 24% by 2018.


Homeland security professionals in Mississippi earn $54,923 per year on average. But, salaries for homeland security professional can vary. In 2010, homeland security professional made as little as less than $15,570 per year or as much as more than $112,500 per year in Mississippi. On average homeland security professional earn the most in the following Mississippi counties:

  1. Hancock County - $45,685 per year
  2. Copiah County - $41,800 per year
  3. Alcorn County - $37,065 per year

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

  1. Forrest County - $20,520 per year
  2. Clarke County - $20,720 per year
  3. George County - $26,140 per year

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

  1. Geospatial Intelligence Analyst - $87,290 per year
  2. Fbi Special Agent - $54,910 per year
  3. Security Officer - $22,570 per year

On average the lowest paid homeland security professionals in Mississippi were:

  1. Fbi Special Agent - $54,910 per year
  2. Security Officer - $22,570 per year

More Information

For more Mississippi data regarding a career in homeland security in Mississippi and to compare salaries with various related fields such as crime scene investigation or private investigating, 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 Mississippi

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Security Guards 9,760 $22,570 6.0%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,060 $54,910 20.5%
Physical Scientists, All Other 300 $87,290 15.4%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are homeland security related jobs in Mississippi