Arkansas contains one school that offers public safety programs. University of Arkansas Main Campus has a total student population of 19,849 and is the 1075th highest ranked school in America.
Public Safety students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 1,840 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $28,630. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $24,760/yr and there are 1,230 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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