We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for a fire science degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 7,085 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

16% below average compared to other degrees

$ 17,043 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

15% below average compared to other degrees

$ 17,365 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

46% below average compared to other degrees

What do fire science graduates earn?

Fire science students make an average of $67,117 per year after graduation. This is 1% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 67,117 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 54% of degrees

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% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular fire science schools in the US

There are 30 schools in the US that offer a fire science degree. The fire science schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of Florida, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus and CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in fire science per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of Florida$6,381
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus$11,000
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice$7,070
Providence College$48,764
University of New Haven$38,170
Southwest Tennessee Community College$4,155
New Jersey City University$11,761
Southwestern Oklahoma State University$7,005
Anna Maria College$37,130
Siena Heights University$25,932

Top US schools for a fire science degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering fire science degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice39%$7,070
University of Florida42%$6,381
Hillyard Technical Center48%$null
Providence College52%$48,764
Lake Superior State University58%$11,427
Southwestern Adventist University62%$20,732
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide63%$9,000
Vermont Technical College63%$14,690
Siena Heights University67%$25,932
Madonna University74%$20,700

Cheapest US schools for a fire science degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a fire science degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Antelope Valley College$1,124
Yuba College$1,124
Victor Valley College$1,126
Compton College$1,142
El Camino Community College District$1,142
Imperial Valley College$1,142
Crafton Hills College$1,143
Modesto Junior College$1,162
Shasta College$1,185
East Los Angeles College$1,220

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