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Fire Science Schools in Florida

There are 32 schools in the state of Florida offering fire science programs. 2,756 students graduated from programs at Florida fire science schools in 2010. 2,506 of all these students graduated with certificates and 237 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 2,766 students graduate from fire science programs in Florida each year. This accounts for about 20% of fire science students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 2,506 students graduated with certificates in fire science, 237 with an associate's level degree, and 13 with a bachelor's level degree.

32 fire science schools are in this state. Out of these, while 31 schools are public, one school is private. While public fire science school tuition varies from $2,158 to $5,044, private fire science school tuition is $14,176.

Average tuition for fire science programs is $3,248. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $2,158 every year, is at Palm Beach State College, the highest tuition for fire science programs, which is $14,176 per year, is at Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale.

Schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees for fire science students. In 2010, no students at the undergraduate level in fire science pursued degrees at the masters level.

Fire Science Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

On average, 2,766 students graduate from fire science programs in Florida each year. This accounts for about 20% of fire science students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 2,506 students graduated with certificates in fire science, 237 with an associate's level degree, and 13 with a bachelor's level degree.

Fire Science Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 2026
  • Certificate 2007: 2133
  • Certificate 2008: 2473
  • Certificate 2009: 2212
  • Certificate 2010: 2506
  • Associate 2006: 190
  • Associate 2007: 240
  • Associate 2008: 296
  • Associate 2009: 306
  • Associate 2010: 237
  • Bachelor 2006: 4
  • Bachelor 2007: 2
  • Bachelor 2008: 7
  • Bachelor 2009: 8
  • Bachelor 2010: 13

Fire Science Program Availability in Florida

Schools in this state offer a total of 55 programs in fire science. Of these programs, 60% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the bachelors level.

Fire Science Program Availability in Florida

  • Certificate: 33
  • Associate: 20
  • Bachelor: 2

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors — Salary by Percentile

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 47510
  • 25th Percentile: 59120
  • Median: 76550
  • 75th Percentile: 94360
  • 90th Percentile: 116330

Municipal Firefighters — Salary by Percentile

Municipal Firefighters — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27400
  • 25th Percentile: 34880
  • Median: 46840
  • 75th Percentile: 62830
  • 90th Percentile: 78470

Fire Investigators — Salary by Percentile

Fire Investigators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 39030
  • 25th Percentile: 45530
  • Median: 56640
  • 75th Percentile: 71770
  • 90th Percentile: 86670

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36980
  • 25th Percentile: 47090
  • Median: 61940
  • 75th Percentile: 80210
  • 90th Percentile: 98190

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors — Employment Trend

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 69280
  • Median Salary 2007: 72450
  • Median Salary 2008: 75980
  • Median Salary 2009: 76500
  • Median Salary 2010: 76550
  • Total Employed 2006: 2360
  • Total Employed 2007: 2290
  • Total Employed 2008: 2170
  • Total Employed 2009: 2600
  • Total Employed 2010: 3210

Municipal Firefighters — Employment Trend

Municipal Firefighters — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42310
  • Median Salary 2007: 42180
  • Median Salary 2008: 43010
  • Median Salary 2009: 45030
  • Median Salary 2010: 46840
  • Total Employed 2006: 20710
  • Total Employed 2007: 21730
  • Total Employed 2008: 21400
  • Total Employed 2009: 23070
  • Total Employed 2010: 23460

Fire Investigators — Employment Trend

Fire Investigators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49130
  • Median Salary 2007: 51580
  • Median Salary 2008: 52050
  • Median Salary 2009: 54680
  • Median Salary 2010: 56640
  • Total Employed 2006: 690
  • Total Employed 2007: 800
  • Total Employed 2008: 890
  • Total Employed 2009: 1000
  • Total Employed 2010: 1020

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers — Employment Trend

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 57240
  • Median Salary 2007: 59170
  • Median Salary 2008: 60580
  • Median Salary 2009: 61420
  • Median Salary 2010: 61940
  • Total Employed 2006: 1170
  • Total Employed 2007: 1090
  • Total Employed 2008: 950
  • Total Employed 2009: 850
  • Total Employed 2010: 1020

Florida vs National Fire Science Employment

Florida vs National Fire Science Employment

  • Employed in Florida: 7.192% (28710)

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1. Chipola College

3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446-2053
(850) 526-2761

Chipola College offers two programs in fire science. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in fire science by it and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. It is located in Marianna, FL. This school is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

2. South Florida Community College

600 W College Dr
Avon Park, FL 33825-9356
(863) 453-6661

South Florida Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1965. It is in Avon Park, FL. This community college offers 28 certificates and 21 degrees at the associates level to students. 2,825 students sought degrees from the 44 programs at this college in 2010. This small college offers subjects including information systems and administrative assistant and secretarial science. This college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. It is one of 12 community colleges in Florida.

3. The Lee County High Tech Center Central

3800 Michigan Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33916-2204
(239) 334-4544

The Lee County High Tech Center Central is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1966. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Fort Myers, FL. It offers subjects such as allied health, carpentry, and administrative assistant and secretarial science. Students are offered 30 certificates by this school. 1,014 students sought degrees from the 30 programs at this public school in 2010. It is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

4. The Manatee Technical Institute

5603 34th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34210-5603
(941) 751-7900x2244

The Manatee Technical Institute is in the suburbs of Bradenton, Florida and it offers one fire science program. 1,205 students seek degrees in 45 Manatee Technical Institute programs, overall.

5. The Technical Education Center - Osceola

501 Simpson Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34744
(407) 344-5080x15351

The Technical Education Center-Osceola is located in the suburbs of Kissimmee, Florida and it offers one fire science program. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

6. Lake-Sumter Community College - Sumter Community College

9501 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34788-8751
(352) 787-3747

Lake-Sumter Community College-Sumter Community College is in the suburbs of Leesburg, Florida and it offers one program in fire science. It is a public 2-year institution.

7. The Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center

1014 SW 7th Rd
Ocala, FL 34471-3172
(352) 671-7200

The Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center, which is very close to Ocala, Florida, is in a rural area. It offers two fire science programs. This school offers students two fire science certificates. This school is a public 2-year institution.

8. Northwood University - Florida

2600 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-2911
(561) 478-5500

Northwood University-Florida is a 4-year institution, founded in 1959. NU, which is near the center of the city, is located in West Palm Beach, FL. Northwood is one of several campuses. It offers students 14 associates level degrees and 14 degrees at the bachelors level. In 2010, 704 students pursued degrees from the 15 programs at this school. It offers subjects such as management and fire science. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this specialized school.

9. Mid Florida Tech

2900 West Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 251-6047x0

Mid Florida Tech is in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. It offers three fire science programs. It offers students three certificates in fire science. 1,894 students seek degrees in 26 Mid Florida Tech programs, overall.

10. Edison State College

8099 College Pky SW
Fort Myers, FL 33919-0000
(239) 489-9300

Edison State College is located in the suburbs of Fort Myers, Florida. Edison offers two programs in fire science. More specifically, ECC offers one fire science certificate to students and one fire science degree at the associate's level. Edison is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

11. Polk State College

999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
(863) 297-1000

Polk State College, which is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Winter Haven, FL and Polk offers one fire science program. Polk is a public 4-year institution.

12. The Sarasota County Technical Institute

4748 Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233-1798
(941) 924-1365

The Sarasota County Technical Institute is in the suburbs of Sarasota, Florida and it offers one program in fire science. This technical college is one of 18 technical colleges in Florida.

13. The Lake Technical Center

2001 Kurt Street
Eustis, FL 32726
(352) 589-2250x0

The Lake Technical Center is in the suburbs of Eustis, Florida and it offers one program in fire science. 595 students pursue degrees in 22 programs at this vocational school, overall.

14. The McFatter Technical Center

6500 Nova Drive
Davie, FL 33317
(754) 321-5700

The McFatter Technical Center offers one fire science program and it is located in the suburbs of Davie, Florida. Overall, 802 students pursue degrees in 20 programs at this vocational school.

15. The Washington-Holmes Technical Center

757 Hoyt Street
Chipley, FL 32428-1618
(850) 638-1180

The Washington-Holmes Technical Center is in Chipley, Florida, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one fire science program. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

16. First Coast Technical College

2980 Collins Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084-1919
(904) 824-4401

First Coast Technical College is in the suburbs of St. Augustine, Florida. This school offers two fire science programs. Students are offered two fire science certificates by it. Overall, 536 students pursue degrees in 26 First Coast Technical College programs.

17. The Ridge Career Center

7700 State Rd 544
Winter Haven, FL 33881-9518
(863) 419-3060

The Ridge Career Center, which is near Winter Haven, is located in a rural area and this school offers one fire science program. Overall, 790 students seek degrees in 24 Ridge Career Center programs.

18. Pensacola State College

1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504-8998
(850) 484-1000

Pensacola State College is 4.1 miles from the center of the city. This school offers two programs in fire science. More specifically, it offers one fire science certificate to students and one associate's level degree in fire science. It is a public 4-year institution.

19. St Petersburg College

6021 142nd Ave
Largo, FL 33760
(727) 341-4772

St Petersburg College is located in the suburbs of Largo, Florida. It offers three fire science programs. More specifically, it offers students two fire science certificates and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. It is a public 4-year institution. It is the third largest institution in the state of Florida offering fire science in terms of programs.

20. Brevard Community College

1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922
(321) 632-1111

Brevard Community College offers two programs in fire science. Specifically, this college offers one fire science certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. This college is in the suburbs of Cocoa, Florida. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

21. Saint Johns River State College

5001 Saint Johns Ave
Palatka, FL 32177
(386) 312-4200

Saint Johns River State College is located in Palatka, FL and SJR State offers one fire science program. Overall, 6,613 students seek degrees in 50 Saint Johns River State College programs.

22. Santa Fe College

3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 395-5000

Founded in 1965, Santa Fe College is a public 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Gainesville, Florida. It offers students 26 certificates, 28 associates level degrees, and two bachelors level degrees. In 2010, 15,745 students sought degrees from the 46 programs at this school. This school offers subjects such as technology and dental hygiene. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits it. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

23. The College of Central Florida

3001 SW College Rd
Ocala, FL 34474
(352) 873-5800

The College of Central Florida, which is very close to Ocala, Florida, is located in a rural setting and it offers one program in fire science. 8,766 students pursue degrees in 56 College of Central Florida programs, overall. This large school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Florida offering programs in fire science.

24. Indian River State College

3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
(772) 462-4772

Indian River State College is in the suburbs of Fort Pierce, Florida. It offers two programs in fire science. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in fire science by it and one fire science degree at the associate's level. This school is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

25. Gulf Coast Community College

5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 769-1551

Gulf Coast Community College offers two fire science programs. Out of those, it offers one fire science certificate to students and one associate's level fire science degree. This public college, which is near the center of the city, is in Panama City, FL. This community college is one of 12 community colleges in Florida.

26. Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

1500 NW 49th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 776-4476

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and it offers one program in fire science.

27. Broward College

225 E las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 201-7400

Broward College offers one fire science program and it is located in the center of Fort Lauderdale. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Florida offering fire science programs.

28. Pasco-Hernando Community College - Hernando Community College

10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654-5199
(727) 847-2727

Pasco-Hernando Community College-Hernando Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1967. It is in the suburbs of New Port Richey, Florida. This college offers subjects such as administrative assistant and secretarial science, x ray tech, and drafting. Students are offered 23 certificates and 18 associates level degrees by it. 10,770 students sought degrees from the 31 programs at this college in 2010. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits it. This college is one of 12 community colleges in Florida.

29. Hillsborough Community College

39 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606-3584
(813) 253-7000

Hillsborough Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Tampa, FL. It offers two fire science programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in fire science by this college and one associate's level degree in fire science. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

30. Miami Dade College

300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132-2297
(305) 237-8888

Miami Dade College offers two fire science programs. More specifically, it offers one fire science certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. This school is 2.4 miles from the heart of downtown. 61,674 students seek degrees in 125 Miami Dade programs, overall.

31. State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota

5840 26th St W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 752-5000

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota offers two fire science programs. Of those, it offers one certificate in fire science to students and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. This school is in the suburbs of Bradenton, Florida. 11,431 students pursue degrees in 43 programs at this public school, overall.

32. Palm Beach State College

4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
(561) 967-7222

Palm Beach State College is in the suburbs of Lake Worth, Florida. It offers five fire science programs. More specifically, students are offered four certificates in fire science by it and one fire science degree at the associate's level. Overall, 29,534 students seek degrees in 110 Palm Beach State College programs. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Florida offering fire science programs.

33. Florida State College at Jacksonville

501 W State St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 359-5433

Florida State College at Jacksonville is located in the center of Jacksonville. It offers three programs in fire science. Out of those, it offers students one fire science certificate, one degree at the associate's level in fire science, and one bachelor's level degree in fire science. This school is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida. In terms of programs, this large school is the second largest institution in the state of Florida offering fire science.

34. Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895
(850) 201-6200

Tallahassee Community College is 3.4 miles from the center of the city and this college offers one program in fire science. This public college is one of 12 community colleges in Florida.

35. The University of Florida

355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-3115
(352) 392-3261

The University of Florida, which is near the center of the city, is in Gainesville, FL and it offers one fire science program. Overall, 49,827 students pursue degrees in 305 programs at UF. This research university is the third largest institution in the state of Florida offering fire science in terms of programs.

36. Daytona State College

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 506-3000

Daytona State College, which is near the center of the city, is in Daytona Beach, FL. This school offers two programs in fire science. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in fire science by this school and one fire science degree at the associate's level. It is a public 4-year institution.

37. Seminole State College of Florida

100 Weldon Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773-6199
(407) 708-4722

Seminole State College of Florida offers two fire science programs. More specifically, it offers one fire science certificate to students and one associate's level degree in fire science. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Sanford, FL. It is a public 4-year institution.

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