Kansas contains 21 schools that offer public safety programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking public safety school in KS, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 21 public safety schools in Kansas, only 13 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Louis University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($31,255/yr), with Amarillo College as the lowest recorded at only $3,490/yr.
Public Safety students from Kansas 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 Kansas alone, there are 2,660 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $28,110. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $28,820/yr and there are 1,450 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Kansas, the average student population is 2,160 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 2989 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,054, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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