Kenosha, WI (population: 98,714) has ten public safety schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northwestern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a public safety program, has a total student population of 19,853. It is the 11th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Illinois.
Public Safety students from Kenosha 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 Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area alone, there are 360 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $39,130. Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers in this area earn $45,210/yr and there are 220 employed.
Kenosha lies in Kenosha county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Lake County-Kenosha County-WI Metropolitan area has 383,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Kenosha are held by police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers, and 1/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Of the 10 public safety schools with a 100-mile radius of Kenosha, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kendall College comes out as the most expensive ($33,701/yr) for public safety students, with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as the lowest, reported at only $8,437/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kenosha|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||31.1 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||34.5 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||34.5 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||35.6 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||38.1 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||38.9 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||40.0 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||42.9 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||45.3 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||47.1 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||47.2 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||47.8 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||47.9 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||48.3 miles|