Louisiana contains three schools that offer public safety programs. Southeastern Louisiana University, the highest-ranking public safety school in LA, has a total student population of 15,151 and is the 2491st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 public safety schools in Louisiana, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delgado Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,925/yr), with Southern University and A & M College as the lowest recorded at only $7,298/yr.
Public Safety students from Louisiana 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 Louisiana alone, there are 3,020 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $33,700. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $26,730/yr and there are 1,580 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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