Fire Science in Oregon

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Oregon

Around 0.2% of Oregon's graduates graduate from fire science certificate programs every year. Thus, Oregon's 11 fire science schools put out approximately 125 fire science professionals each year.

Top Schools

Eastern Oregon University, which was ranked 51st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a fire science program. It is located in La Grande. 10 students graduated with a certificate in fire science from Eastern Oregon University in 2010. Tuition at Eastern Oregon University was $6,639 per year.

The second-ranked school in Oregon that has a fire science program is Western Oregon University. Western Oregon University, which was ranked 75th in the country in 2010, is located in Monmouth. In 2010, 6 students graduated from Western Oregon University fire science program. The tuition rate at Western Oregon University was $7,410 per year.

Portland Community College, which is located in Portland, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 86th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 38 students graduated from Portland Community College fire science program. Portland Community College charged in-state students $3,016 in tuition fees per year.


Fire science schools in Oregon, charge students an average tuition of $4,095 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $7,410 per year, or as little as $2,643 per year. In 2010, the following Oregon fire science schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Western Oregon University - located in Monmouth, students are charged $7,410 per year
  2. Eastern Oregon University - located in La Grande, students are charged $6,639 per year
  3. Southwestern Oregon Community College - located in Coos Bay, students are charged $4,485 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Oregon fire science schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Central Oregon Community College - located in Bend, students are charged $2,643 per year
  2. Clatsop Community College - located in Astoria, students are charged $2,952 per year
  3. Rogue Community College - located in Grants Pass, students are charged $2,994 per year

A fire science certificate from an Oregon school... what next?

Many Oregon fire science graduates become a forest fire inspector, municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. If you decide to work as a fire science professional in Oregon, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 2,150 Oregon fire science professional as of 2010. This number includes 160 fire investigators, 50 forest fire inspectors, and 1,050 municipal fire fightings. In Oregon, the largest numbers of fire science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 1,400 fire science professionals
  2. Lane County - 190 fire science professionals
  3. Marion County - 130 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of fire science professionals in Oregon will grow by 9%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,000 fire science professionals working in Oregon. The greatest growth for fire science professional is predicted to be amongst Fire Investigators, who are expected to increase by 11% by 2018.


fire science professionals in Oregon earn $63,472 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. Fire science professional in Oregon had varying salaries from $22,150 to $120,170 per year in 2010. The counties in Oregon with the highest average salary for fire science professionals are:

  1. Clackamas County - $71,540 per year
  2. Linn County - $71,190 per year
  3. Marion County - $59,420 per year

The Oregon counties with the lowest average salary for fire science professionals are:

  1. Baker County - $49,650 per year
  2. Deschutes County - $55,760 per year
  3. Clatsop County - $57,000 per year

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

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $80,930 per year
  2. Fire Investigator - $73,090 per year
  3. Municipal Fire Fighting - $72,440 per year

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

  1. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $48,780 per year
  2. Forest Fire Inspector - $42,120 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in fire science in Oregon and to compare salaries with various related fields such as criminal justice or fire science, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Fire Science in Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science in Oregon
  • Certificate in Fire Science in Oregon

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,767 miles from location Portland Community College Portland OR 13.6889 n/a 30,161
7,791 miles from location Chemeketa Community College Salem OR 10.9513 n/a 12,217
7,763 miles from location Clackamas Community College Oregon City OR 13.6089 n/a 8,145
7,743 miles from location Central Oregon Community College Bend OR 12.4455 n/a 6,261
7,806 miles from location Western Oregon University Monmouth OR 25.0224 50% 5,649
7,883 miles from location Rogue Community College Grants Pass OR 9.24822 n/a 5,441
7,562 miles from location Eastern Oregon University La Grande OR 49.0512 52% 3,957
7,859 miles from location Umpqua Community College Roseburg OR 9.14624 n/a 3,209
7,793 miles from location Clatsop Community College Astoria OR 8.95869 n/a 2,836
7,542 miles from location Treasure Valley Community College Ontario OR 12.3871 n/a 2,618
7,895 miles from location Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay OR 11.4399 n/a 2,206

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 1,050 $72,440 31.3%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 740 $48,780 89.7%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 160 $73,090 33.3%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 150 $80,930 -28.6%
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists + 50 $42,120 0.0%

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