North Carolina contains five schools that offer public safety programs. Duke University, the highest-ranking public safety school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 public safety schools in North Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Duke University comes out as the most expensive ($22,519/yr), with Durham Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,610/yr.
Public Safety students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 8,930 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $31,620. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $31,090/yr and there are 3,470 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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