With an overall population of 1,517,550 and a student population of 155,086, approximately 8,337 of Philadelphia students attend one of Philadelphia's schools that offer homeland security programs.
Saint Joseph's University is the largest homeland security school in Philadelphia, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 1 students graduated from the Homeland Security program at Saint Joseph's University.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a homeland security degree from one of Philadelphia's homeland security schools. If you decide to attend a homeland security school in Philadelphia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $34,090.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for homeland security related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Philadelphia-based homeland security schools, you will have an added expense of $11,575 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in homeland security, if you decide to work as a homeland security professional in Philadelphia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 39,000 homeland security professionals in Pennsylvania, 17,450 were working in the greater Philadelphia area. The number of homeland security professionals in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for homeland security professionals.
As a homeland security professional in Philadelphia, you can expect to make an average salary of $29,690 per year. This is higher than the average salary for homeland security professionals in the state.