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How will your emergency management education stack up?

If you want to study emergency management at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. The US has 63 brick and mortar emergency management schools.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had emergency management programs were:

  1. Rochester Institute of Technology - located in Rochester, New York
  2. University of Idaho - located in Moscow, Idaho
  3. Millersville University of Pennsylvania - located in Millersville, Pennsylvania

Student Demographics

In 2010, 367 students earned degrees in emergency management in the US. Of these students, 10 received certifications in emergency management, 249 received an undergraduate degree in emergency management, and 108 received a graduate-level degree in emergency management.


Students can pursue education in emergency management at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Emergency Management
  • Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management
  • Master's Degree in Emergency Management
  • Certificate in Emergency Management

Emergency management students can expect to gain the following skills and/or knowledge while studying emergency management:

  • Psychology
  • Leadership
  • Sociology
  • Active Listening
  • Public Health


The average tuition at emergency management schools around the nation was $10,846 per year in 2010. The emergency management schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Rochester Institute of Technology - located in Rochester, New York, students paid $29,283
  2. Adelphi University - located in Garden City, New York, students paid $26,230
  3. Upper Iowa University - located in Fayette, Iowa, students paid $21,418

The emergency management schools that charged students the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Forsyth Technical Community College - located in Winston Salem, North Carolina, students paid $1,478
  2. Casper College - located in Casper, Wyoming, students paid $1,848
  3. Nash Community College - located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, students paid $1,728

Projected Growth

The projected growth for emergency management specialists is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. Virginia - 37%
  2. Utah - 35%
  3. Texas - 31%


Emergency management specialists in the US can make an average of $52,400 per year. However, factors such as shift differentials, location, or your boss can cause the salary for an emergency management specialist to vary greatly. On average, an emergency management specialist earns the most in the following states:

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Emergency management specialists 13,060 $56,900