Oklahoma contains two schools that offer public safety programs. Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the highest-ranking public safety school in OK, has a total student population of 4,229 and is the 3330th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 public safety schools in Oklahoma, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southeastern Oklahoma State University comes out as the most expensive ($8,106/yr), with Tulsa Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,722/yr.
Public Safety students from Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma alone, there are 2,720 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $26,980. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $26,270/yr and there are 1,700 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Oklahoma, the average student population is 1,754 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 4305 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,424 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,600, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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