Maine contains two schools that offer public safety programs. University of Southern Maine, the highest-ranking public safety school in ME, has a total student population of 9,655 and is the 530th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 public safety schools in Maine, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Southern Maine comes out as the most expensive ($15,940/yr), with Central Maine Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,748/yr.
Public Safety students from Maine 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 Maine alone, there are 1,360 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $30,210. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $34,580/yr and there are 730 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Maine, the average student population is 1,527 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 1035 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,742 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,504, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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