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Homeland Security Schools In Iowa

Iowa has is only one accredited homeland security school where homeland security faculty who teach homeland security classes can find employment. The trends in Iowa's homeland security academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in homeland security includes homeland security training at the following levels:


  1. Upper Iowa University

    605 Washington St, Fayette, Iowa 52142-1857

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Homeland Security Employment

Iowa 7,380
National 1,197,720

Of all of the homeland security professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Homeland security professionals In Iowa

7,220 7,390 7,500 6,710 7,380
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Homeland Security is a growing field in Iowa. There were 160 more homeland security professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of homeland security professionals has grown by 2%. This growth is faster than the national trend for homeland security professionals which shows a 1% increase in the number of homeland security professionals working around the nation.

Homeland Security VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$35,560 $36,727 $38,420 $37,713 $39,343
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Homeland Security
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of homeland security professionals is growing, the salaries paid to homeland security professionals are increasing in Iowa. In 2006 homeland security professionals made a mean salary of $35,560 per year, and in 2010 they made $39,343 per year.

Salary percentiles for Homeland security professionals in Iowa

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Thus, homeland security professionals' salaries grew by 10% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Iowa, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of homeland security. The pay differential between the highest paid homeland security professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 148%

Average Salaries for Homeland security professionals and related professions in Iowa

Criminal Justice
Homeland Security

In Iowa, homeland security professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Homeland Security programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa


The number of students graduating from the only accredited homeland security school in Iowa is decreasing. In 2006 there were 79 homeland security graduates from homeland security courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 10 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of homeland security school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 87%. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a bachelor's degree in homeland security.

Homeland Security Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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