Montana contains five schools that offer public safety programs. University of Utah, the highest-ranking public safety school in MT, has a total student population of 29,284 and is the 129th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 public safety schools in Montana, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington State University comes out as the most expensive ($15,311/yr), with Northwest College as the lowest recorded at only $4,695/yr.
Public Safety students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 800 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $25,470. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $29,860/yr and there are 550 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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