Most Popular Fire Science Degree Programs for Women

Like the firefighting profession, post-secondary fire science programs are often dominated by men. The average female enrollment in the fire science and forestry programs we reviewed was 10%, but the schools on our list all have significantly higher female-to-male ratios. Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you would feel better in a more balanced program any of the schools below would be great options for you. We used the most trusted data from the National Center for Education Statistics to identify the 26 Most Popular Fire Science Degree Programs for Women. In order to be included on the list, at least 20% of the students enrolled in fire science, forestry and similar programs had to be female.

For more information regarding how the colleges and universities were selected, please refer to our methodology page.

Rank Photo Name Fire Science Students % of Women Tuition City State
1 University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Madison 33 52% $8,592 Madison Wisconsin
2 University of Washington-Seattle Campus University of Washington-Seattle Campus 56 48% $9,746 Seattle Washington
3 University of Florida University of Florida 55 42% $4,060 Gainesville Florida
4 Duke University Duke University 110 41% $40,665 Durham North Carolina
5 Metropolitan State University of Denver Metropolitan State University of Denver 30 40% $3,809 Denver Colorado
6 Yale University Yale University 38 39% $40,500 New Haven Connecticut
7 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 136 38% $8,852 Blacksburg Virginia
8 Montgomery College Montgomery College 56 36% $6,750 Rockville Maryland
9 Northern Arizona University Northern Arizona University 60 33% $6,514 Flagstaff Arizona
10 Utica College Utica College 45 33% $29,476 Utica New York
11 University of Maryland-College Park University of Maryland-College Park 30 33% $6,966 College Park Maryland
12 Capella University Capella University 34 29% $11,700 Minneapolis Minnesota
13 Arkansas Tech University Arkansas Tech University 84 29% $4,320 Russellville Arkansas
14 Mississippi State University Mississippi State University 53 28% $5,805 Mississippi State Mississippi
15 University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Fairbanks 25 28% $5,115 Fairbanks Alaska
16 The University of Montana The University of Montana 36 28% $4,384 Missoula Montana
17 Stark State College Stark State College 34 26% $3,372 North Canton Ohio
18 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 89 26% $5,270 Syracuse New York
19 North Carolina State University at Raleigh North Carolina State University at Raleigh 39 26% $5,153 Raleigh North Carolina
20 American Public University System American Public University System 219 26% $6,000 Charles Town West Virginia
21 Oregon State University Oregon State University 72 25% $6,228 Corvallis Oregon
22 O C Collins Career Center O C Collins Career Center 28 25% #N/A Chesapeake Ohio
23 University of Maine University of Maine 25 24% $8,370 Orono Maine
24 Michigan Technological University Michigan Technological University 44 20% $12,615 Houghton Michigan
25 Itasca Community College Itasca Community College 30 20% $4,547 Grand Rapids Minnesota
26 University of Georgia University of Georgia 66 20% $6,676 Athens Georgia