Arizona contains four schools that offer public safety programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking public safety school in AZ, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 public safety schools in Arizona, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Prescott College comes out as the most expensive ($25,284/yr), with GateWay Community College as the lowest recorded at only $9,194/yr.
Public Safety students from Arizona 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 Arizona alone, there are 3,760 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $30,020. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $39,810/yr and there are 1,850 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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