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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Kansas

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Kansas students graduate with certificates in fire science. In other words, every year an estimated 80 fire science professionals graduate from Kansas' 7 fire science schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kansas that has a fire science program is Garden City Community College. Garden City Community College, which was ranked 79th in the country in 2010, is located in Garden City. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Garden City Community College's fire science program. Students at Garden City Community College paid $2,112 per year in tuition fees.

Hutchinson Community College, which was ranked 79th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Kansas that has a fire science program. It is located in Hutchinson. In 2010, Hutchinson Community College graduated 39 students from its fire science program. Hutchinson Community College charged in-state students $2,528 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Kansas with a fire science program is Barton County Community College, which is located in Great Bend. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Barton County Community College fire science program. Tuition at Barton County Community College was $2,544 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Kansas' fire science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,293 per year, though tuition can range from $2,544 per year to $1,980 per year. The Kansas fire science schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Barton County Community College - located in Great Bend, students are charged $2,544 per year
  2. Hutchinson Community College - located in Hutchinson, students are charged $2,528 per year
  3. Butler Community College - located in El Dorado, students are charged $2,460 per year

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

  1. Kansas City Kansas Community College - located in Kansas City, students are charged $1,980 per year
  2. Garden City Community College - located in Garden City, students are charged $2,112 per year
  3. Dodge City Community College - located in Dodge City, students are charged $2,180 per year

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

fire science graduates in Kansas can go into a variety of professions such as municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. 1,360 fire science professionals were working in Kansas in 2010. Of these, 100 were fire investigators. In addition, 770 were municipal fire fightings, and 160 were fire-prevention engineers. In Kansas, the largest numbers of fire science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Butler County - 350 fire science professionals
  2. Allen County - 230 fire science professionals
  3. Jackson County - 30 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of fire science professionals in Kansas will grow by 13%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,530 fire science professionals working in Kansas. The greatest growth for fire science professional is predicted to be amongst Fire Alarm Systems Installers, who are expected to increase by 26% by 2018.


On average, fire science professionals earn a salary of $53,663 per year in Kansas state. However, Kansas fire science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $19,100 per year to more than $98,760 per year in 2010. On average fire science professional earn the most in the following Kansas counties:

  1. Butler County - $52,930 per year
  2. Jackson County - $48,890 per year
  3. Allen County - $39,410 per year

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

  1. Allen County - $39,410 per year
  2. Jackson County - $48,890 per year
  3. Butler County - $52,930 per year

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

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $70,040 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $55,760 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $51,190 per year

The fire science professionals with lowest average salaries in Kansas were:

  1. Fire Investigator - $51,190 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $37,660 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Kansas statistics regarding a career in fire science and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Kansas
  • Certificate in Fire Science in Kansas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 770 $55,760 28.3%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 330 $37,660 37.5%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 160 $70,040 -27.3%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 100 $51,190 -9.1%

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