Stamford, CT (population: 121,373) has forty-two safety schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the highest ranked school in this group with a safety program, has a total student population of 37,366. It is the 55th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New Jersey.
Safety students from Stamford schools who go on to become safety specialists, safety control managers, health safety specialists, occupational safety specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,850 people working as occupational health and safety specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,200. Also, Environmental scientists and specialists, including health make on average $67,360 per year and there are about 83,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area alone, there are 50 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $73,600. Occupational health and safety specialists in this area earn $70,720/yr and there are 90 employed.
Stamford lies in Fairfield county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area has 418,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $28/hr average worker wage, and a $57,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Stamford are held by occupational health and safety specialists, and 0/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 42 safety schools with a 100-mile radius of Stamford, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Quinnipiac University comes out as the most expensive ($30,491/yr) for safety students, with Mercer County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,403/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Stamford|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||12.3 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||17.3 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||19.7 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||26.2 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||28.1 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||29.2 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||29.6 miles|