Kentucky contains two schools that offer public safety programs. Murray State University, the highest-ranking public safety school in KY, has a total student population of 10,071 and is the 1983rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 public safety schools in Kentucky, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Murray State University comes out as the most expensive ($9,764/yr), with Ashland Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $7,031/yr.
Public Safety students from Kentucky 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 Kentucky alone, there are 4,580 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $28,080. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $28,280/yr and there are 1,610 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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