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Fire Science Schools in Illinois

There are 26 schools in the state of Illinois offering fire science programs. 884 students graduated from programs at Illinois fire science schools in 2010. 505 of all these students graduated with certificates and 302 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

847 students graduate from programs in this state in fire science, on average, each year. This accounts for 6% of students who US schools graduate from fire science programs. Of those, 505 students graduated with certificates in fire science, 302 with a degree at the associate's level, and 77 with a bachelor's level degree.

26 fire science schools are located in this state. Of these, while 25 schools are public, one school is private. While tuition at a private fire science school is $23,780, tuition at a public fire science school is $10,468.

Average tuition for programs in fire science is $15,817. The lowest tuition in Illinois, which is $10,468 per year, is at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, while the highest tuition for programs in fire science, which is $23,780 per year, is at Lewis University.

Schools in Illinois offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees in fire science. No undergraduate level students in fire science pursued masters level degrees.

Fire Science Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

847 students graduate from programs in this state in fire science, on average, each year. This accounts for 6% of students who US schools graduate from fire science programs. Of those, 505 students graduated with certificates in fire science, 302 with a degree at the associate's level, and 77 with a bachelor's level degree.

Fire Science Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 583
  • Certificate 2007: 569
  • Certificate 2008: 494
  • Certificate 2009: 420
  • Certificate 2010: 505
  • Associate 2006: 267
  • Associate 2007: 233
  • Associate 2008: 258
  • Associate 2009: 288
  • Associate 2010: 302
  • Bachelor 2006: 55
  • Bachelor 2007: 62
  • Bachelor 2008: 58
  • Bachelor 2009: 70
  • Bachelor 2010: 77

Fire Science Program Availability in Illinois

Illinois schools offer a total of 46 fire science programs. Of these programs, 47.8% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the bachelors level.

Fire Science Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 22
  • Associate: 22
  • Bachelor: 2

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors — Salary by Percentile

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 49810
  • 25th Percentile: 79570
  • Median: 100510
  • 75th Percentile: 119760
  • 90th Percentile: 131890

Municipal Firefighters — Salary by Percentile

Municipal Firefighters — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18430
  • 25th Percentile: 26310
  • Median: 46290
  • 75th Percentile: 73580
  • 90th Percentile: 87450

Fire Investigators — Salary by Percentile

Fire Investigators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36290
  • 25th Percentile: 49170
  • Median: 63540
  • 75th Percentile: 73990
  • 90th Percentile: 84420

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 55810
  • 25th Percentile: 71320
  • Median: 88830
  • 75th Percentile: 98040
  • 90th Percentile: 104430

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors — Employment Trend

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 81010
  • Median Salary 2007: 86240
  • Median Salary 2008: 95130
  • Median Salary 2009: 104020
  • Median Salary 2010: 100510
  • Total Employed 2006: 1500
  • Total Employed 2007: 1710
  • Total Employed 2008: 2450
  • Total Employed 2009: 3190
  • Total Employed 2010: 3080

Municipal Firefighters — Employment Trend

Municipal Firefighters — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 41680
  • Median Salary 2007: 50550
  • Median Salary 2008: 51230
  • Median Salary 2009: 51790
  • Median Salary 2010: 46290
  • Total Employed 2006: 16710
  • Total Employed 2007: 16940
  • Total Employed 2008: 18390
  • Total Employed 2009: 18240
  • Total Employed 2010: 17240

Fire Investigators — Employment Trend

Fire Investigators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 52940
  • Median Salary 2007: 59060
  • Median Salary 2008: 62570
  • Median Salary 2009: 64100
  • Median Salary 2010: 63540
  • Total Employed 2006: 580
  • Total Employed 2007: 450
  • Total Employed 2008: 510
  • Total Employed 2009: 390
  • Total Employed 2010: 380

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers — Employment Trend

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 63940
  • Median Salary 2007: 68750
  • Median Salary 2008: 86370
  • Median Salary 2009: 87480
  • Median Salary 2010: 88830
  • Total Employed 2006: 860
  • Total Employed 2007: 820
  • Total Employed 2008: 1320
  • Total Employed 2009: 1380
  • Total Employed 2010: 1430

Illinois vs National Fire Science Employment

Illinois vs National Fire Science Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 5.544% (22130)

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1. John Wood Community College

1301 S 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305-8736
(217) 224-6500

John Wood Community College is located in Quincy, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one fire science program. This small college is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering fire science in terms of programs.

2. Danville Area Community College

2000 E Main St
Danville, IL 61832-5118
(217) 443-3222

Danville Area Community College offers two programs in fire science. Of those, it offers one certificate in fire science to students and one fire science degree at the associate's level. This college is near the heart of downtown. 3,713 students pursue degrees in 66 programs at this college, overall. This college is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering fire science in terms of programs.

3. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Frontier Community Coll

Frontier Drive
Fairfield, IL 62837
(618) 393-2982

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll offers one program in fire science and this college, which is very close to Fairfield, Illinois, is located in a rural setting. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

4. Lake Land College

5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-5253

Lake Land College is located in town of Mattoon, Illinois and it offers one fire science program. 8,234 students pursue degrees in 67 programs at this college, overall. In terms of programs, it is the tenth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering fire science.

5. Lewis University

One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
(815) 838-0500

Lewis University is located in Romeoville, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one fire science program. 6,139 students seek degrees in 103 Lewis programs, overall. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in fire science.

6. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers one program in fire science and this university, which is very close to Carbondale, Illinois, is located in a rural setting. Overall, 20,037 students pursue degrees in 218 programs at this university. In terms of enrollment, this university ranks first in the state of Illinois.

7. Prairie State College

202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411-8226
(708) 709-3500

Prairie State College offers two programs in fire science. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in fire science by this college and one associate's level degree in fire science. This mid-sized college is located in the suburbs of Chicago Heights, Illinois. This college is a public 2-year institution.

8. The College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
(630) 942-2800

The College of DuPage is in the suburbs of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. This college offers two programs in fire science. More specifically, students are offered one fire science certificate by it and one associate's level fire science degree. Overall, 26,722 students pursue degrees in 120 College of DuPage programs.

9. Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
(847) 697-1000

Elgin Community College is near the heart of downtown. It offers two fire science programs. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in fire science by this community college and one fire science degree at the associate's level. 12,214 students seek degrees in 76 Elgin Community College programs, overall. This college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering fire science programs.

10. John A Logan College

700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918-2500
(618) 985-3741

John A Logan College offers one program in fire science and it is located in Carterville, IL. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the ninth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering fire science in terms of programs.

11. Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
(618) 235-2700

Southwestern Illinois College offers three fire science programs. More specifically, it offers students two certificates in fire science and one fire science degree at the associate's level. This large school, which is very close to Belleville, Illinois, is in a rural setting. Overall, 13,221 students seek degrees in 100 programs at this school. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in fire science.

12. Triton College

2000 5th Ave
River Grove, IL 60171-1995
(708) 456-0300x3130

Triton College is located in the suburbs of River Grove, Illinois. It offers two fire science programs. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in fire science and one associate's level degree in fire science. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering fire science.

13. McHenry County College

8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761
(815) 455-3700

McHenry County College is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers two fire science programs. More specifically, this college offers students one certificate in fire science and one associate's level degree in fire science. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of programs, it is the ninth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering fire science.

14. Lincoln Land Community College

5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, IL 62794-9256
(217) 786-2200

Lincoln Land Community College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Springfield, IL. It offers four programs in fire science. Of those, it offers three fire science certificates to students and one associate's level degree in fire science. It is a public 2-year institution.

15. Richland Community College

One College Pk
Decatur, IL 62521-8512
(217) 875-7200

Richland Community College offers three fire science programs. Of those, this college offers two fire science certificates to students and one associate's level degree in fire science. It is located in Decatur, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 3,807 students seek degrees in 62 programs at this mid-sized college.

16. Harper College

1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
(847) 925-6000

Harper College is in the suburbs of Palatine, Illinois and this school offers one fire science program. This school is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fourth in the state of Illinois.

17. Oakton Community College

1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268
(847) 635-1600

Oakton Community College, which is 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Des Plaines, IL. It offers two fire science programs. Out of those, this college offers one fire science certificate to students and one associate's level degree in fire science. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

18. Parkland College

2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821-1899
(217) 351-2200

Parkland College, which is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Champaign, IL and it offers one fire science program. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

19. Lewis and Clark Community College

5800 Godfrey Rd
Godfrey, IL 62035
(618) 468-7000

Lewis and Clark Community College is in Godfrey, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers three programs in fire science. Specifically, students are offered two fire science certificates by this mid-sized college and one associate's level fire science degree. This community college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering fire science.

20. Illinois Central College

One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
(309) 694-5422

Illinois Central College offers one fire science program and it is in East Peoria, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering fire science in terms of programs.

21. The College of Lake County

19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
(847) 543-2000

The College of Lake County is located in the suburbs of Grayslake, Illinois and this college offers one fire science program. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

22. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

30 E Lake St
Chicago, IL 60601-2449
(312) 553-5600

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College offers one program in fire science and it is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown. This community college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. It is the largest institution in the state of Illinois offering fire science in terms of programs.

23. Moraine Valley Community College

9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937
(708) 974-4300

Moraine Valley Community College is located in the suburbs of Palos Hills, Illinois. It offers two programs in fire science. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in fire science by this college and one associate's level fire science degree. This community college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering fire science.

24. Joliet Junior College

1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431-8938
(815) 729-9020

Joliet Junior College, which is just a few miles from Joliet, is in a rural area. This college offers two fire science programs. More specifically, this college offers one certificate in fire science to students and one fire science degree at the associate's level. 15,676 students seek degrees in 89 Joliet Junior College programs, overall. In terms of programs, this college is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering fire science.

25. Rock Valley College

3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114-5699
(815) 921-7821

Rock Valley College offers two programs in fire science. Specifically, it offers students one fire science certificate and one associate's level degree in fire science. This college, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Rockford, IL. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.

26. Waubonsee Community College

Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-0901
(630) 466-7900x5756

Waubonsee Community College, which is very close to Sugar Grove, Illinois, is located in a rural setting. This college offers two programs in fire science. Out of those, this college offers students one fire science certificate and one fire science degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution.

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