Fire Science in Missouri

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Missouri

Each year, approximately 0.0% of Missouri graduates receive certificates in fire science. In other words, every year an estimated 61 fire science professionals graduate from Missouri's 14 fire science schools.

Top Schools

Lindenwood University, which was ranked 43rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a fire science program. It is located in Saint Charles. 7 students graduated with a certificate in fire science from Lindenwood University in 2010. Students at Lindenwood University paid $13,540 per year in tuition fees.

Hillyard Technical Center, which is located in Saint Joseph, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 66th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Hillyard Technical Center fire science program.

Rolla Technical Institute, which is located in Rolla, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 67th in the country in 2010. Tuition at Rolla Technical Institute was $7,366 per year.


Tuition at Missouri's fire science schools ranges from $13,540 per year to $1,704 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,454 per year. In 2010, the following Missouri fire science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Lindenwood University - located in Saint Charles, students are charged $13,540 per year
  2. Park University - located in Kansas City, students are charged $8,898 per year
  3. Rolla Technical Institute - located in Rolla, students are charged $7,366 per year

The fire science schools in Missouri that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. East Central College - located in Union, students are charged $1,704 per year
  2. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  3. Jefferson College - located in Hillsboro, students are charged $2,040 per year

A fire science certificate from a Missouri school... what next?

Many Missouri fire science graduates become a municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. If you decide to work as a fire science professional in Missouri, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,020 Missouri fire science professional as of 2010. This number includes 210 fire investigators, 860 municipal fire fightings, and 350 fire-prevention engineers. In Missouri, the largest numbers of fire science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Bond County - 1,090 fire science professionals
  2. Franklin County - 890 fire science professionals
  3. Christian County - 160 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 2,380 fire science professionals will be working in Missouri. This would require the number of fire science professional to grow by 7%.


On average, fire science professionals earn a salary of $55,720 per year in Missouri state. In 2010, however, some Missouri fire science professional earned as little as less than $17,320 per year or as much as more than $106,420 per year. The following counties in Missouri have the highest average salaries for fire science professionals:

  1. Boone County - $64,070 per year
  2. Bond County - $62,300 per year
  3. Franklin County - $58,070 per year

The following counties in Missouri have the lowest average salaries for fire science professional:

  1. Christian County - $39,885 per year
  2. Adair County - $42,250 per year
  3. Jasper County - $45,220 per year

On average, the highest paid fire science professionals in Missouri were:

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $75,800 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $62,020 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $50,250 per year

On average, the lowest paid fire science professionals in Missouri were:

  1. Fire Investigator - $50,250 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $34,810 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Missouri statistics regarding a career in fire science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as criminal justice or fire science.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Fire Science in Missouri
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science in Missouri
  • Master's Degree in Fire Science in Missouri
  • Certificate in Fire Science in Missouri

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,350 miles from location Columbia College Columbia MO 22.5455 32% 15,556
6,407 miles from location Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield MO 11.4627 n/a 12,884
6,476 miles from location Park University Kansas City MO 24.2346 53% 12,775
6,426 miles from location University of Central Missouri Warrensburg MO 30.4658 51% 11,191
6,252 miles from location Lindenwood University Saint Charles MO 57.1604 55% 10,408
6,240 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park Saint Louis MO 9.06966 n/a 8,207
6,255 miles from location Jefferson College Hillsboro MO 18.6583 n/a 5,788
6,466 miles from location Crowder College Neosho MO 18.5042 n/a 4,482
6,277 miles from location East Central College Union MO 12.8274 n/a 4,203
6,251 miles from location Mineral Area College Park Hills MO 18.8434 n/a 3,671
6,458 miles from location Metropolitan Community College-Blue River Independence MO 11.5019 n/a 3,131
6,328 miles from location Missouri State University-West Plains West Plains MO 16.1516 n/a 2,162
6,320 miles from location Rolla Technical Institute Rolla MO 32.7748 n/a 177
6,480 miles from location Hillyard Technical Center Saint Joseph MO 33.8139 n/a 164

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Missouri

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 860 $62,020 -16.5%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 600 $34,810 -34.8%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 350 $75,800 -10.3%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 210 $50,250 -4.5%

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