New Jersey contains four schools that offer public safety programs. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the highest-ranking public safety school in NJ, has a total student population of 37,366 and is the 55th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 public safety schools in New Jersey, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Monmouth University comes out as the most expensive ($23,513/yr), with Saint Peters College as the lowest recorded at only $14,614/yr.
Public Safety students from New Jersey 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 New Jersey alone, there are 7,470 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $34,950. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $40,600/yr and there are 4,040 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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