Minnesota contains ten schools that offer paramedic programs. Ridgewater College, the highest-ranking paramedic school in MN, has a total student population of 4,318 and is the 4201st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 paramedic schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Inver Hills Community College comes out as the most expensive ($15,083/yr), with Mesabi Range Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,313/yr.
Paramedic students from Minnesota schools who go on to become paramedics, EMTs, emergency medical service workers, emergency medical technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 217,920 people working as emergency medical technicians and paramedics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,020. Also, Ambulance drivers and attendants make on average $23,140 per year and there are about 19,570 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Minnesota alone, there are 90 employed ambulance drivers and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $21,920. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this state earn $31,910/yr and there are 4,350 employed.
Also, within the paramedic schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from paramedic, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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