Fayetteville, NC (population: 177,632) has three safety schools within its city limits. Methodist University, the highest ranked school in the city with a safety program, has a total student population of 2,183. It is the 635th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Safety students from Fayetteville 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.
Fayetteville lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Fayetteville area has 126,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $16.90/hr average worker wage, and a $35,150 average annual salary.
Of the 3 safety schools in Fayetteville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($25,196/yr) for safety students, with Fayetteville State University as the lowest, reported at only $6,344/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fayetteville|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||60.0 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||86.9 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||88.3 miles|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||95.5 miles|