Fairmont has a general population of 19,097 and an overall student population of 7,406. Approximately 2,729 of Fairmont's students are enrolled in schools that offer homeland security programs.
Of the 1 homeland security schools in Fairmont, the largest homeland security school, by student population, is Pierpont Community and Technical College. In 2010, approximately 8 students graduated from the Homeland Security program at Pierpont Community and Technical College.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a homeland security degree in Fairmont. Tuition in 2009 at Fairmont's homeland security schools was $14,352 per year for instate students and $19,424 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for homeland security related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fairmont-based homeland security schools, you will have an added expense of $6,570 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a homeland security professional in Fairmont, your job prospects are not very good. There were 5,850 homeland security professionals working in West Virginia and 560 working in the greater Fairmont area in 2010. The government projects that the number of homeland security professionals in Fairmont will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for homeland security professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a homeland security professional in Fairmont is $27,300 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for homeland security professionals.