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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Texas

Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Texas receive fire science certificates every year. That means an estimated 1,195 fire science professionals graduate from Texas' 33 fire science schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas with a fire science program is Northwood University, which is located in Cedar Hill. In 2010, it was ranked 51st nationwide. In 2010, no students graduated from Northwood University's fire science program. The tuition rate at Northwood University was $19,272 per year.

Texas State Technical College-West Texas, which was ranked 82nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a fire science program. It is located in Sweetwater. The tuition rate at Texas State Technical College-West Texas was $4,068 per year.

Midland College, which was ranked 82nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a fire science program. It is located in Midland. 2 students graduated with certificate in fire science from Midland College in 2010. Tuition at Midland College was $2,220 per year.


If you choose to attend a Texas fire science school, average tuition will be $2,349 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,007 per year to $19,272 per year. In 2010, the fire science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. Northwood University - located in Cedar Hill, students are charged $19,272 per year
  2. Texas State Technical College-West Texas - located in Sweetwater, students are charged $4,068 per year
  3. Lamar Institute of Technology - located in Beaumont, students are charged $3,422 per year

The following Texas fire science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, students are charged $1,007 per year
  2. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  3. Kilgore College - located in Kilgore, students are charged $1,176 per year

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

fire science graduates in Texas can go into a variety of professions such as municipal fire fighting, fire-prevention engineer, and fire alarm systems installer. If you decide to work as a fire science professional in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 12,040 Texas fire science professional as of 2010. This number includes 820 fire investigators, 4,400 municipal fire fightings, and 2,350 fire-prevention engineers. The largest populations of Texas fire science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Austin County - 3,960 fire science professionals
  2. Collin County - 2,300 fire science professionals
  3. Bastrop County - 800 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of fire science professionals in the state of Texas will grow to 15,290. This would require a 18% growth in the field.


fire science professionals in Texas make an average of $60,220 per year. However, this number is only an average. Fire science professional in Texas had varying salaries from $17,150 to $165,310 per year in 2010. The following counties in Texas have the highest average salaries for fire science professionals:

  1. Calhoun County - $110,680 per year
  2. Johnson County - $63,800 per year
  3. Collin County - $63,415 per year

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

  1. El Paso County - $27,440 per year
  2. Crosby County - $29,850 per year
  3. Armstrong County - $32,050 per year

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

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $85,610 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $65,800 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $53,590 per year

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

  1. Fire Investigator - $53,590 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $35,880 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Texas 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 Texas
  • Certificate in Fire Science in Texas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 4,470 $35,880 15.2%
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 4,400 $65,800 48.6%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 2,350 $85,610 6.3%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 820 $53,590 -6.8%

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