Tennessee contains one school that offers public safety programs. Vanderbilt University has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Public Safety students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 6,510 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $31,230. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $30,820/yr and there are 2,760 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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