With an overall population of 240,055 and a student population of 21,515, approximately 8,399 of Jersey City students attend one of Jersey City's schools that offer homeland security programs.
New Jersey City University is the largest homeland security school in Jersey City, based on student population. In 2010, New Jersey City University graduated approximately 33 students from its homeland security program.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a homeland security degree in Jersey City. Tuition in 2009 at Jersey City's homeland security schools was $24,335 per year for instate students and $31,613 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,988 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a homeland security program in Jersey City. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,043 per year, on average, for room and board at Jersey City-based homeland security schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,501.
After graduating with your credentials in homeland security, if you decide to work as a homeland security professional in Jersey City, your job prospects are not very good. There were 40,700 homeland security professionals working in New Jersey and 75,080 working in the greater Jersey City area in 2010. Jersey City's homeland security professional workforce is projected to increase by 4% 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 Jersey City is $26,220 per year, which is higher than the average for homeland security professionals state-wide.