Alabama contains two schools that offer public safety programs. Jacksonville State University, the highest-ranking public safety school in AL, has a total student population of 9,351 and is the 3199th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 public safety schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jacksonville State University comes out as the most expensive ($10,224/yr), with Columbia Southern University as the lowest recorded at only $5,292/yr.
Public Safety students from Alabama schools who go on to become public safety dispatchers, public safety officials, public safety managers, public safety specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,090 people working as police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,470. Also, Emergency medical technicians and paramedics make on average $33,020 per year and there are about 217,920 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 3,290 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $32,120. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $28,390/yr and there are 2,550 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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