California contains nine schools that offer public safety programs. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest-ranking public safety school in CA, has a total student population of 38,550 and is the 7th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 public safety schools in California, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, American Jewish University comes out as the most expensive ($27,701/yr), with University of California-Riverside as the lowest recorded at only $10,699/yr.
Public Safety students from California 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 California alone, there are 14,790 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $35,090. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $52,830/yr and there are 6,300 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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