Perkinston, MS has four public safety schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southeastern Louisiana University, the highest ranked school in this group with a public safety program, has a total student population of 15,151. It is the 2491st highest ranked school in the USA and the 34th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Public Safety students from Perkinston 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.
Of the 4 public safety schools with a 100-mile radius of Perkinston, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delgado Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,925/yr) for public safety students, with Columbia Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $5,292/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Perkinston|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||68.5 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||80.9 miles|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||98.6 miles|