Illinois contains seven schools that offer public safety programs. Northwestern University, the highest-ranking public safety school in IL, has a total student population of 19,853 and is the 11th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 public safety schools in Illinois, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kendall College comes out as the most expensive ($33,701/yr), with National-Louis University as the lowest recorded at only $18,705/yr.
Public Safety students from Illinois 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 Illinois alone, there are 10,590 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $38,670. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $44,790/yr and there are 3,840 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Illinois, the average student population is 3,360 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 7983 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,830 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $7,282, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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