Colorado contains two schools that offer public safety programs. University of Denver, the highest-ranking public safety school in CO, has a total student population of 11,644 and is the 148th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 public safety schools in Colorado, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Denver comes out as the most expensive ($31,044/yr), with Trinidad State Junior College as the lowest recorded at only $9,814/yr.
Public Safety students from Colorado 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 Colorado alone, there are 3,180 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $36,080. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $42,290/yr and there are 1,470 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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