Washington contains five schools that offer public safety programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking public safety school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 public safety schools in Washington, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Washington State University comes out as the most expensive ($15,311/yr), with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest recorded at only $8,906/yr.
Public Safety students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 2,960 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $41,830. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $46,090/yr and there are 1,670 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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