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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
2,025
growing 8%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$6,560
growing 2.07%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$28,440
growing 2.3%
Average Wage
$61,231
growing 3.18%
People in Workforce
1M
growing 5.42%
Average Employee Age
39.2
declining 0.41%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Homeland Security and the types of students that study this field. American Public University System awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but LIU Riverhead and Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Homeland Security. Tuition costs for Homeland Security majors are, on average, $6,560 for in-state public colleges, and $28,440 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Homeland Security programs are Public, 2-year institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Protective Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Protective Services majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Protective Services majors, by average wage, is Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Protective Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Protective Services is 39.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Protective Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (1,188) of the degrees.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Homeland Security field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Homeland Security majors need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Homeland Security majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Negotiation.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Homeland Security majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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