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Firefighters used to fight fires. But according to the National Fire Protection Association, during the past 35 years, the number of fires in the United States has fallen by more than 40%.According to the Boston Globe, for example, Boston city records show a decrease in major fires from 417 in 1975 to just 40 in 2012. Better building codes, automatic sprinkler systems, smoke alarms, and increased public awareness of safety measures have all contributed to the decrease.

So, while firefighters certainly still fight fires, they also focus on public education, fire inspections, and other forms of community outreach to foster fire prevention. In addition, many firefighters are trained EMTs or paramedics. Fighting actual fires has also become more complex, and special units of firefighters are trained to handle everything from hazardous materials incidents to rescuing victims from building collapses.

MOST AFFORDABLE

The Most Affordable Fire Science Programs

Colleges, universities, and fire academies across the country offer fire science degree programs. Students can find specialized training at multiple degree levels in nearly every state. A fire science degree can be a big investment of time and money. In order to help prospective students choose the most affordable option, we have provided information on fire science programs ranked by affordability.

# SCHOOL NAME TUITION + FEES ANNUAL PROGRAM GRADUATES NO. OF PROGRAMS CITY STATE
1 Antelope Valley College $1,104 27 1 Lancaster California
2 Yuba College $1,124 32 1 Marysville California
3 Crafton Hills College $1,134 39 1 Yucaipa California
4 Fresno City College $1,140 46 1 Fresno California
5 El Camino College-Compton Center $1,142 1 1 Compton California
6 El Camino Community College District $1,142 19 1 Torrance California
7 Shasta College $1,183 33 1 Redding California
8 Luna Community College $1,198 6 1 Las Vegas New Mexico
9 East Los Angeles College $1,220 15 1 Monterey Park California
10 Lake Tahoe Community College $1,221 7 1 South Lake Tahoe California
11 San Juan College $1,224 25 2 Farmington New Mexico
12 Clovis Community College $1,248 1 3 Clovis New Mexico
13 Central New Mexico Community College $1,310 28 1 Albuquerque New Mexico
14 Butte College $1,334 539 1 Oroville California
15 College of the Sequoias $1,360 31 1 Visalia California
16 Mt. San Jacinto Community College District $1,386 1 1 San Jacinto California
17 Moreno Valley College $1,413 16 2 Moreno Valley California
18 Northland Pioneer College $1,558 21 3 Holbrook Arizona
19 Pima Community College $1,652 53 2 Tucson Arizona
20 Cochise College $1,680 13 2 Douglas Arizona
21 Eastern Arizona College $1,760 11 1 Thatcher Arizona
22 Yavapai College $1,824 15 3 Prescott Arizona
23 Glendale Community College $1,854 80 3 Glendale Arizona
24 Paradise Valley Community College $1,854 65 3 Phoenix Arizona
25 Scottsdale Community College $1,854 8 3 Scottsdale Arizona
26 Phoenix College $1,854 51 3 Phoenix Arizona
27 Mesa Community College $1,854 73 2 Mesa Arizona
28 El Paso Community College $1,966 22 2 El Paso Texas
29 Mohave Community College $2,016 10 2 Kingman Arizona
30 Tallahassee Community College $2,017 53 1 Tallahassee Florida
31 Collin County Community College District $2,044 72 2 McKinney Texas
32 Meridian Community College $2,230 1 2 Meridian Mississippi
33 Augusta Technical College $2,232 12 2 Augusta Georgia
34 Casper College $2,232 74 2 Casper Wyoming
35 Atlanta Technical College $2,242 26 2 Atlanta Georgia
36 Lanier Technical College $2,246 4 3 Oakwood Georgia
37 Oakland Community College $2,247 12 2 Bloomfield Hills Michigan
38 Kansas City Kansas Community College $2,250 12 1 Kansas City Kansas
39 New Mexico State University-Alamogordo $2,256 2 1 Alamogordo New Mexico
40 Albany Technical College $2,264 44 3 Albany Georgia
41 Georgia Northwestern Technical College $2,267 71 2 Rome Georgia
42 Chattahoochee Technical College $2,289 7 3 Marietta Georgia
43 San Jacinto Community College $2,296 17 2 Pasadena Texas
44 North Georgia Technical College $2,308 6 1 Clarkesville Georgia
45 Arizona Western College $2,360 12 2 Yuma Arizona
46 West Georgia Technical College $2,362 22 3 Waco Georgia
47 Palm Beach State College $2,378 62 1 Lake Worth Florida
48 Georgia Piedmont Technical College $2,378 2 2 Clarkston Georgia
49 Ogeechee Technical College $2,380 4 3 Statesboro Georgia
50 Honolulu Community College $2,454 24 2 Honolulu Hawaii
51 College of the Mainland $2,454 30 1 Texas City Texas
52 Brevard Community College $2,458 45 1 Cocoa Florida
53 Garden City Community College $2,464 5 2 Garden City Kansas
54 Black River Technical College $2,472 6 2 Pocahontas Arkansas
55 Central Wyoming College $2,472 9 2 Riverton Wyoming
56 Southeast Community College Area $2,486 24 1 Lincoln Nebraska
57 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College $2,492 28 2 Valdosta Georgia
58 Hillsborough Community College $2,506 118 1 Tampa Florida
59 Metropolitan Community College Area $2,520 6 1 Omaha Nebraska
60 Hawaii Community College $2,558 11 2 Hilo Hawaii
61 Laramie County Community College $2,640 1 2 Cheyenne Wyoming
62 South Plains College $2,642 13 1 Levelland Texas
63 Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City $2,661 35 1 Oklahoma City Oklahoma
64 East Central College $2,664 3 2 Union Missouri
65 Hill College $2,670 92 1 Hillsboro Texas
66 Navarro College $2,682 44 1 Corsicana Texas
67 College of Southern Nevada $2,700 24 1 Las Vegas Nevada
68 Truckee Meadows Community College $2,700 4 1 Reno Nevada
69 Coconino Community College $2,700 6 3 Flagstaff Arizona
70 Edison State College $2,728 39 1 Fort Myers Florida
71 Angelina College $2,760 38 1 Lufkin Texas
72 Indian River State College $2,764 83 1 Fort Pierce Florida
73 Gulf Coast State College $2,765 22 1 Panama City Florida
74 Amarillo College $2,778 8 2 Amarillo Texas
75 Florida State College at Jacksonville $2,790 26 1 Jacksonville Florida
76 Crowder College $2,808 2 1 Neosho Missouri
77 Louisiana State University Eunice $2,820 35 2 Eunice Louisiana
78 Ridge Career Center $2,949 37 1 Winter Haven Florida
79 Blinn College $2,952 97 2 Brenham Texas
80 Red Rocks Community College $2,962 151 2 Lakewood Colorado
81 Johnson County Community College $2,970 5 1 Overland Park Kansas
82 Cisco College $2,970 16 1 Cisco Texas
83 Kilgore College $2,976 160 2 Kilgore Texas
84 Pikes Peak Community College $2,989 56 2 Colorado Springs Colorado
85 Delgado Community College $2,991 10 1 New Orleans Louisiana
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MOST POPULAR

Popularity Matters: The Top Fire Science Degree Programs

Popularity can be an indication of everything from a school’s reputation, how well a program sets students up for jobs, the quality of instruction, or desirability of location. It can also impact how competitive it is to be accepted into a program. We have compiled a list of the most popular fire science programs throughout the country.

FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE SCHOOLS

DEGREE LEVEL STATE SCHOOL NAME PROGRAM NAME
Associate Alabama Chattahoochee Valley Community College Fire Services Administration
Associate Alabama Columbia Southern University Fire Science / Fire-fighting
Associate Alabama Jefferson State Community College Fire Services Administration
Associate Alabama John C Calhoun State Community College Fire Prevention and Safety Technology / Technician
Associate Alaska Ilisagvik College Fire Science / Fire-fighting
Associate Alaska University of Alaska Anchorage Fire Protection, Other
Associate Alaska University of Alaska Anchorage Fire Services Administration
Associate Alaska University of Alaska Fairbanks Fire Science / Fire-fighting
Associate Arizona Arizona Western College Fire Science / Fire-fighting
Associate Arizona Central Arizona College Fire Prevention and Safety Technology / Technician
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