Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has four safety schools within its city limits. Ohio Dominican University, the highest ranked school in the city with a safety program, has a total student population of 3,052. It is the 3674th highest ranked school in the USA and the 200th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Safety students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 670 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $68,610. Occupational health and safety specialists in this area earn $68,780/yr and there are 420 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.457 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by occupational health and safety specialists, and 0.739/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 4 safety schools in Columbus, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Columbus Campus comes out as the most expensive ($28,775/yr) for safety students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|