Buffalo has a total population of 292,648 and a student population of 73,039. Of these students, 2,927 are enrolled in schools that offer homeland security programs.
Buffalo's largest homeland security school is Medaille College. In 2010, Medaille College graduated approximately 0 students from its homeland security program.
In 2009 tuition at homeland security schools in Buffalo was $19,590 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for homeland security related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,288 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $23,790.
Many homeland security graduates choose to work as homeland security professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Buffalo, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 102,000 homeland security professionals in New York. Of these homeland security professionals, 3,720 were working in the greater Buffalo area. By the year 2018, the number of homeland security professionals is expected to increase by 2% in Buffalo. 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 Buffalo is $25,730 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for homeland security professionals.