Every year approximately 22 students graduate with a degree in homeland security from Illinois schools. If you too are interested in a career in homeland security, Illinois has 2 homeland security schools for you to choose from. You can expect to pay an average of $16,303 per year in tuition for a degree in homeland security in Illinois state.
The largest homeland security school in Illinois, by student population is Western Illinois University. It is located in Macomb. Approximately 14 students graduated with a homeland security degree from Western Illinois University in 2009, which was 64% of the total state homeland security graduates for that year. Tuition at Western Illinois University, was $9,617 per year in 2010.
A majority of those with a degree in homeland security choose to become homeland security professionals. If after graduation, you are planning on working in Illinois, it is important to know that the job outlook for homeland security graduates in the state is average. In Illinois, there are currently about 46,890 homeland security professionals. The government expects, by 2018, for this number to increase by 11%, or to 52,320 homeland security professionals.
If you work as a homeland security professional in Illinois, your yearly salary can range from less than $18,550 to more than $40,275. Homeland Security Professionals in Illinois earn a median yearly salary of $24,270.
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