Texas contains 20 schools that offer public safety programs. Rice University, the highest-ranking public safety school in TX, has a total student population of 5,576 and is the 28th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 public safety schools in Texas, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr), with Kilgore College as the lowest recorded at only $2,728/yr.
Public Safety students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 13,820 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $30,650. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $31,650/yr and there are 7,190 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
Texas Interesting Facts