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Fire Science in Colorado

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Colorado

Around 0.2% of Colorado's graduates graduate from fire science certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 311 fire science professionals graduate from Colorado's 7 fire science schools each year.

Top Schools

Colorado State University, which is located in Fort Collins, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a fire science program. It received a ranking of 62nd in the country in 2010. 11 students graduated with a certificate in fire science from Colorado State University in 2010. Students at Colorado State University paid $6,985 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a fire science program is Aims Community College. Aims Community College, which was ranked 83rd in the country in 2010, is located in Greeley. In 2010, Aims Community College graduated 52 students from its fire science program. Aims Community College charged in-state students $2,068 in tuition fees per year.

Colorado Mountain College, which was ranked 83rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a fire science program. It is located in Glenwood Springs. In 2010, 13 students graduated from Colorado Mountain College fire science program. Students at Colorado Mountain College paid $1,650 per year in tuition fees.


Fire science schools in Colorado, charge students an average tuition of $3,193 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $6,985 per year, or as little as $1,650 per year. In 2010, the fire science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. Colorado State University - located in Fort Collins, students are charged $6,985 per year
  2. Pikes Peak Community College - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $3,134 per year
  3. Community College of Aurora - located in Aurora, students are charged $3,064 per year

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

  1. Colorado Mountain College - located in Glenwood Springs, students are charged $1,650 per year
  2. Aims Community College - located in Greeley, students are charged $2,068 per year
  3. Red Rocks Community College - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs fire science graduates in Colorado pursue include municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. 2,840 fire science professionals were working in Colorado in 2010. Of these, 100 were fire investigators. In addition, 840 were municipal fire fightings, and 610 were fire-prevention engineers. The largest populations of Colorado fire science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 1,430 fire science professionals
  2. El Paso County - 170 fire science professionals
  3. Weld County - 80 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 3,090 fire science professionals will be working in Colorado. This would require the number of fire science professional to grow by 8%.


On average, fire science professionals earn a salary of $63,888 per year in Colorado state. But, salaries for fire science professional can vary. In 2010, fire science professional made as little as less than $24,230 per year or as much as more than $125,800 per year in Colorado. Fire science professionals in the following Colorado counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Boulder County - $74,610 per year
  2. Larimer County - $70,140 per year
  3. Adams County - $66,615 per year

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

  1. Mesa County - $34,580 per year
  2. Eagle County - $56,455 per year
  3. Weld County - $59,245 per year

The fire science professionals with highest average salaries in Colorado were:

  1. Municipal Fire Fighting - $75,940 per year
  2. Fire Prevention Engineer - $75,530 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $62,860 per year

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

  1. Fire Investigator - $62,860 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $41,220 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Colorado 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 Colorado
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science in Colorado
  • Certificate in Fire Science in Colorado

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 1,290 $41,220 138.9%
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 840 $75,940 -13.4%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 610 $75,530 17.3%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 100 $62,860 -54.5%

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