Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one public safety school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Mississippi Main Campus has a total student population of 15,932. It is the 1306th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Public Safety students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 1,290 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $35,590. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this area earn $34,920/yr and there are 520 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.854 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers, and 2.132/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Mississippi Main Campus ends up costing a student $12,621/yr.