Mississippi contains two schools that offer public safety programs. University of Mississippi Main Campus, the highest-ranking public safety school in MS, has a total student population of 15,932 and is the 1306th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 public safety schools in Mississippi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Mississippi Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($12,621/yr), with Southwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,296/yr.
Public Safety students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 1,570 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $26,210. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $23,710/yr and there are 1,200 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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