New Paltz, NY has forty-six 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 New Paltz 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.
New Paltz lies in Ulster county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Kingston area has 59,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $19.04/hr average worker wage, and a $39,590 average annual salary.
Of the 46 safety schools with a 100-mile radius of New Paltz, 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 Middlesex County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,965/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Paltz|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||9.7 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||25.5 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||53.1 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||59.4 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||59.5 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||59.6 miles|