Mount Gay, WV has three public safety schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a public safety program, has a total student population of 30,870. It is the 61st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Public Safety students from Mount Gay 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.
Of the 3 public safety schools with a 100-mile radius of Mount Gay, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University comes out as the most expensive ($14,429/yr) for public safety students, with Ashland Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,031/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mount Gay|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||74.6 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||80.7 miles|