Maryland contains five schools that offer public safety programs. Johns Hopkins University, the highest-ranking public safety school in MD, has a total student population of 20,383 and is the 19th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 public safety schools in Maryland, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johns Hopkins University comes out as the most expensive ($25,509/yr), with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest recorded at only $5,035/yr.
Public Safety students from Maryland 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 Maryland alone, there are 3,900 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $41,150. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $41,910/yr and there are 1,580 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Maryland, the average student population is 3,835 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 2792 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,442 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,052, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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