Enid, OK (population: 48,152) has fourteen safety schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southwestern College, the highest ranked school in this group with a safety program, has a total student population of 1,810. It is the 553rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Kansas.
Safety students from Enid 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 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 50 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $64,690. Occupational health and safety specialists in this area earn $55,730/yr and there are 40 employed.
Enid lies in Garfield county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 122,310 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $15.68/hr average worker wage, and a $32,610 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.367 out of every 1000 jobs in Enid are held by occupational health and safety specialists, and 0.390/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 14 safety schools with a 100-mile radius of Enid, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Tulsa comes out as the most expensive ($20,686/yr) for safety students, with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City as the lowest, reported at only $5,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Enid|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||48.2 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||60.9 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||64.5 miles|
|Oklahoma City||OK||564,147||19||18.6276||473||68.1 miles|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||71.4 miles|