Russellville has a general population of 23,682 and an overall student population of 8,873. Approximately 8,814 of Russellville's students are enrolled in schools that offer homeland security programs.
Russellville's largest homeland security school is Arkansas Tech University. In 2010, approximately 75 students graduated from the Homeland Security program at Arkansas Tech University.
A reported 75 students graduated with credentials in homeland security in Russellville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,688 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Russellville homeland security schools was an average of $17,696 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,380 for homeland security related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,256 per year, on average, for room and board at Russellville-based homeland security schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,432.
Many homeland security graduates choose to work as homeland security professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Russellville, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 820 homeland security professionals in Arkansas. Of these homeland security professionals, 160 were working in the greater Russellville area. The government projects that the number of homeland security professionals in Russellville will increase by 8% 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 Russellville is $30,240 per year, which is higher than the average for homeland security professionals state-wide.