Massachusetts contains ten schools that offer public safety programs. Harvard University, the highest-ranking public safety school in MA, has a total student population of 27,651 and is the highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 public safety schools in Massachusetts, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr), with University of Massachusetts-Boston as the lowest recorded at only $11,506/yr.
Public Safety students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 6,310 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $37,070. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $38,890/yr and there are 2,870 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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