Wisconsin contains two schools that offer public safety programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking public safety school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 public safety schools in Wisconsin, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Wisconsin-Madison comes out as the most expensive ($15,047/yr), with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as the lowest recorded at only $8,437/yr.
Public Safety students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are 5,720 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average yearly salary of $29,060. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this state earn $39,530/yr and there are 1,470 employed.
Also, within the public safety schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from public safety, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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