Georgia contains three schools that offer public safety programs. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, the highest-ranking public safety school in GA, has a total student population of 20,291 and is the 66th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 public safety schools in Georgia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Herzing University comes out as the most expensive ($23,687/yr), with Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus as the lowest recorded at only $8,258/yr.
Public Safety students from Georgia 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 Georgia alone, there are 7,380 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $31,580. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $29,190/yr and there are 3,810 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Georgia, the average student population is 2,956 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 5022 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,057, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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