Oregon contains ten schools that offer public safety programs. Stanford University, the highest-ranking public safety school in OR, has a total student population of 18,498 and is the 3rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 public safety schools in Oregon, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mills College comes out as the most expensive ($23,982/yr), with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest recorded at only $8,906/yr.
Public Safety students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 2,360 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $43,220. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $44,960/yr and there are 1,150 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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