Savannah has a general population of 131,510 and an overall student population of 39,926. Approximately 3,820 of Savannah's students are enrolled in schools that offer homeland security programs.
The largest homeland security school in Savannah, by student population, is Savannah State University. In 2010, Savannah State University graduated approximately 4 students from its homeland security program.
In 2010, 4 students graduated with a homeland security degree from one of Savannah's homeland security schools. Tuition in 2009 at Savannah's homeland security schools was $14,232 per year for instate students and $25,846 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for homeland security related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,958 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,274.
If you plan on staying in Savannah after graduating from homeland security school, you should know that job prospects for homeland security professionals in Savannah, which is the most popular homeland security profession, are good. There were 14,400 homeland security professionals working in Georgia and 1,530 working in the greater Savannah area in 2010. The government projects that the number of homeland security professionals in Savannah will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for homeland security professionals.
As a homeland security professional in Savannah, you can expect to make an average salary of $22,470 per year. This is lower than the average salary for homeland security professionals in the state.