Pennsylvania contains fourteen schools that offer public safety programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking public safety school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 public safety schools in Pennsylvania, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carnegie Mellon University comes out as the most expensive ($29,746/yr), with Millersville University of Pennsylvania as the lowest recorded at only $11,788/yr.
Public Safety students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 12,850 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $29,900. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $37,360/yr and there are 3,740 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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