Iowa contains two schools that offer public safety programs. University of Northern Iowa, the highest-ranking public safety school in IA, has a total student population of 13,303 and is the 986th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 public safety schools in Iowa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Northern Iowa comes out as the most expensive ($13,286/yr), with Eastern Iowa Community College District as the lowest recorded at only $8,427/yr.
Public Safety students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 2,390 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $29,240. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $35,110/yr and there are 890 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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