Minnesota contains three schools that offer public safety programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking public safety school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 public safety schools in Minnesota, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of St Thomas comes out as the most expensive ($25,679/yr), with University of Minnesota-Twin Cities as the lowest recorded at only $14,061/yr.
Public Safety students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 4,350 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $31,910. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $40,870/yr and there are 1,560 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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