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2022 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

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1,423

Graduates Per Year

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$56K

Average Salary

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#180

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

1,423

77% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

45

77% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

179

Human Biology

1,446

180

Fire Protection

1,423

181

Mathematics Teacher Education

1,399

Cost

Very Affordable

$17,811

44% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

367

Quality Control and Safety Technologies

$18,150

368

Fire Protection

$17,811

369

Computer Systems Analysis

$17,661

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TOP

10

Salary

Very High Salary

$70,299

82% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

6

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

$70,660

7

Fire Protection

$70,299

8

Registered Nursing

$70,217

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25

Professors

Very Good

4.5/5

12.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

21

Environmental Engineering

22

Fire Protection

23

Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology

Students

Not Diverse

2.9/5

21.16% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

341

Radiation Therapy

342

Fire Protection

343

Music Teacher Education

SUMMARY

Going to school for Fire Protection is a valuable choice and commonly a necessary first step for scholars endeavoring to pursue a career as a fire protection engineer, a firefighter/paramedic, or a fire inspector. In fact, nationally, fire protection is a very rare degree being the 180th most popular degree. Last year, there were 1,423 fire protection degrees conferred. In-state tuition for fire protection at private institutions is, on average, 3.4 times more spendy than their public counterparts.

With only 45 colleges offering fire protection you may have limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other fire protection undergraduates, consider colleges in Alabama which have more students admitted to fire protection than any other state. Zooming out, the top region to major in fire protection is in the Southeast region with Eastern Kentucky University, Fayetteville State University, and Columbia Southern University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study fire protection is the Western Athletic Conference with Utah Valley University representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best university for fire protection is Colorado State University-Fort Collins. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The best school might not actually be the best school for every student. There can be a bunch more factors to weigh when deciding on college. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely impact one's inclinations of which university to attend. Here at authority.org, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which fire protection college is home to the best campus, the winner is CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. If, for example, you are very interested in which school has the top campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life here and our pick for the school with the best student life for fire protection is University of Florida-Online. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our conclusions just might surprise you.

If expense is a primary factor in your choice of where you attend college, you might be cautious about University of New Haven. University of New Haven is our most expensive university for fire protection, at least regarding out of state attendance. We have an entire list of the most expensive schools that could put the cost at University of New Haven into perspective. You may also care to know that fire protection is the 368th most expensive major in the United States, with an average associated cost of $17,800. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for fire protection in the country is Connecticut with expenses at the primary institution, University of New Haven, of $39,000. Even more broadly, the most costly region for fire protection is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of New Haven with a cost of $39,000, Anna Maria College with a cost of $36,190, and Salem State University with a cost of $7,050.

Our cheapest region for fire protection is the Great Lakes region which is represented by Western Illinois University with a cost of $8,627, Lake Superior State University with a cost of $12,000, and Purdue University Global with a cost of $13,356. In better news, the most affordable college for fire protection is Columbia Southern University. Authority's full list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $9,600 for a degree in fire protection. The cost increases by a lot to a median of $19,600 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the university constituting the best value for fire protection: University of New Haven. On this page you will find our comprehensive list about the universities we believe to be the best value overall. Do know, this idea is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for fire protection majors range widely, but within two-years of finishing the degree graduates will often make around $55,800. While there is much variation in earnings; top positions can make up to $111,000. Even straight out of school, the minimum earning positions within the fire protection field earn $27,900, which is an alright wage. The highest earning graduates for fire protection attended University of Florida-Online and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of fire protection falls near the bottom, arriving in only the 14th percentile of all programs. The school with the highest composite diversity for fire protection is Waldorf University and here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Fire Protection major is only within the 74th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 22nd percentile. White collegians make up the largest proportion, 74%, of those majoring in fire protection. Additionally, 89% of students seeking a fire protection degree are men.

The median rating for fire protection professors is 4.5 stars, a score which is 13% above the median across every major; which is a fairly good ranking. If you are searching for the most popular fire protection professor in the nation, consider looking up Yuderka Lewis from Utah Valley University. It might come as a surprise, but the best rated instructors of fire protection by student are found at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. If we incorporate information other than basic rankings we find that the university with the overall best instructors for fire protection is New Jersey City University. One can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for fire protection is University of Florida-Online. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a comprehensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, here at Authority we do hope you believe that considering college with a perspective only derived from superlatives could cause issues. We encourage you to read our other pages on individual topics and peruse some of our background articles on useful things to consider as you continue your university search.

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University of New Haven

#1 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

University of New Haven is a mid-sized private institution located in West Haven, CT ranked 11th in Connecticut. It has a total of 5,376 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 82.99% acceptance rate. University of New Haven offers 159 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection, Criminal Justice, and Drawing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,000 per year, University of New Haven is quite pricey. 59.34% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $52,100 per year, which is 25% greater than the national median.

West Haven, CT

www.newhaven.edu

B

Rating

83%

Acceptance

7,634

Students

#479

Ranking

$39,000

Tuition

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

#2 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Stillwater, OK ranked 3rd in Oklahoma. It has a total of 22,404 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 69.98% of applicants. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus offers 260 different majors and is best known for its Technical Teacher Education, Agricultural Public Services, and Fire Protection programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,357 for students from Oklahoma and $20,877 for those from out-of-state, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is reasonably pricey. 54.49% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $46,500 per year, which is 12% over the national median.

Stillwater, OK

www.okstate.edu/

B

Rating

70%

Acceptance

27,200

Students

#488

Ranking

$20,877

Tuition

University of Florida-Online

#3 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

University of Florida-Online is a small public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 16th in Florida. It has a total of 4,525 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting narrowly less than one in every three applicants. University of Florida-Online offers 22 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection, Criminology, and Fitness Administration programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 17th, and 33rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $3,358 for students from Florida and $15,000 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida-Online is reasonably priced. 85.38% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn roughly $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufonline.ufl.edu

B

Rating

32%

Acceptance

4,525

Students

#422

Ranking

$15,000

Tuition

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

#4 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a large public college located in New York, NY ranked 62nd in New York. It has a total of 16,573 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 40.53% of applicants. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, and Public Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for students from New York and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is moderately priced. 48.97% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home around $44,900 per year, which is 8% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.jjay.cuny.edu

B

Rating

41%

Acceptance

19,194

Students

#435

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

St. Thomas University

#5 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

St. Thomas University is a small private college located in Miami Gardens, FL ranked 24th in Florida. It has a total of 3,335 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting slightly south of 5/9ths of applicants. St. Thomas University offers 78 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection and Organizational Leadership programs, which are respectively ranked 5th and 24th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $30,900 per year, St. Thomas University is somewhat moderately expensive. 44.47% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $49,400 per year, which is 19% above the national median.

Miami Gardens, FL

www.stu.edu

B-

Rating

55%

Acceptance

5,428

Students

#629

Ranking

$30,900

Tuition

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

#6 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a very large public university located in Fort Collins, CO ranked 6th in Colorado. It has a total of 28,398 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of four out of five applicants. Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, and Construction Engineering Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,426 for in-state students and $28,147 for those from out-of-state, Colorado State University-Fort Collins is reasonably costly. 61.27% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Fort Collins, CO

colostate.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

37,356

Students

#395

Ranking

$28,147

Tuition

California State University-Los Angeles

#7 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

California State University-Los Angeles is a very large public institution located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 73rd in California. It has a total of 25,613 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 47.81% acceptance rate. California State University-Los Angeles offers 152 different majors and is best known for its Technology Teacher Education, Fire Protection, and Social Work programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Los Angeles is reasonably priced. 55.77% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home near $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.calstatela.edu

C+

Rating

48%

Acceptance

29,963

Students

#744

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

#8 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Cincinnati, OH ranked 25th in Ohio. It has a total of 30,173 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting barely under seven ninths of applicants. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus offers 459 different majors and is best known for its Respiratory Care Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Commercial and Advertising Art programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,982 for in-state students and $25,316 for those from out-of-state, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 48.08% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $42,300 per year, which is 2% above the national median.

Cincinnati, OH

www.uc.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

43,692

Students

#661

Ranking

$25,316

Tuition

Columbia Southern University

#9 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Columbia Southern University is a very large for-profit university located in Orange Beach, AL ranked 21st in Alabama. It has a total of 27,335 full-time undergraduate students. Columbia Southern University offers 49 different majors and is best known for its Quality Control and Safety Technologies, Fire Protection, and Emergency Medical Technology programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 9th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,520 per year, Columbia Southern University is very low-priced. 50.49% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment.

Orange Beach, AL

www.columbiasouthern.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

37,306

Students

#2128

Ranking

$5,520

Tuition

Anna Maria College

#10 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Anna Maria College is a small private college located in Paxton, MA ranked 62nd in Massachusetts. It has a total of 1,209 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.05% of applicants. Anna Maria College offers 64 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection and Community Organization and Advocacy programs, which are respectively ranked 10th and 16th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $36,190 per year, Anna Maria College is somewhat moderately costly. 48.56% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $44,800 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Paxton, MA

www.annamaria.edu

C+

Rating

74%

Acceptance

1,637

Students

#1190

Ranking

$36,190

Tuition

Purdue University Global

#11 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Purdue University Global is a very large public university located in Indianapolis, IN ranked 38th in Indiana. It has a total of 45,416 full-time undergraduate students. Purdue University Global offers 105 different majors and is best known for its Educational Administration and Supervision, Fire Protection, and Legal Support Services programs (nationally ranked 4th, 11th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,920 for students from Indiana and $13,356 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University Global is relatively inexpensive. 31.04% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force.

Indianapolis, IN

https://www.purdueglobal.edu/

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

58,201

Students

#1875

Ranking

$13,356

Tuition

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

#12 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a large public university located in Carbondale, IL ranked 38th in Illinois. It has a total of 10,626 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 66.38% acceptance rate. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 247 different majors and is best known for its Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, Soil Sciences, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 9th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,638 for students from Illinois and $24,094 for those from out-of-state, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is somewhat moderately high-priced. 45.14% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to earn near $42,900 per year, which is 3% above the national median.

Carbondale, IL

www.siu.edu

C+

Rating

66%

Acceptance

14,404

Students

#895

Ranking

$24,094

Tuition

Waldorf University

#13 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Waldorf University is a small for-profit institution located in Forest City, IA ranked 31st in Iowa. It has a total of 3,906 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 66.14% of applicants. Waldorf University offers 49 different majors and is best known for its Quality Control and Safety Technologies, Fire Protection, and Homeland Security programs (nationally ranked 4th, 13th, and 22nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $21,196 per year, Waldorf University is reasonably expensive. 43.7% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in about $37,800 per year, which is 9% under the national median.

Forest City, IA

www.waldorf.edu

C

Rating

66%

Acceptance

4,631

Students

#1832

Ranking

$21,196

Tuition

Western Illinois University

#14 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Western Illinois University is a mid-sized public college located in Macomb, IL ranked 34th in Illinois. It has a total of 7,680 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 56.66% acceptance rate. Western Illinois University offers 126 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection, Agriculture, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs (nationally ranked 14th, 28th, and 29th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,883 per year, Western Illinois University is pretty inexpensive. 56.61% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $43,200 per year, which is 4% greater than the national median.

Macomb, IL

www.wiu.edu

C+

Rating

57%

Acceptance

9,879

Students

#805

Ranking

$8,883

Tuition

Lake Superior State University

#15 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Lake Superior State University is a small public institution located in Sault Ste Marie, MI ranked 32nd in Michigan. It has a total of 2,335 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 57.23% of applicants. Lake Superior State University offers 75 different majors and is best known for its Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Conservation Biology, and Fire Protection programs (nationally ranked 7th, 8th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,000 per year, Lake Superior State University is relatively cheap. 41.01% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn close to $37,700 per year, which is 9% under the national median.

Sault Ste Marie, MI

www.lssu.edu

C+

Rating

57%

Acceptance

2,335

Students

#1244

Ranking

$12,000

Tuition

Utah Valley University

#16 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Utah Valley University is a very large public institution located in Orem, UT ranked 10th in Utah. It has a total of 44,361 full-time undergraduate students. Utah Valley University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering, American Sign Language, and Fire Protection programs (nationally ranked 8th, 13th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,122 for in-state students and $15,872 for those from out-of-state, Utah Valley University is moderately priced. 29.17% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in roughly $43,800 per year, which is 5% above the national median.

Orem, UT

www.uvu.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

45,080

Students

#1913

Ranking

$15,872

Tuition

Fayetteville State University

#17 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Fayetteville State University is a mid-sized historically black public college located in Fayetteville, NC ranked 47th in North Carolina. It has a total of 6,693 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 68.51% acceptance rate. Fayetteville State University offers 48 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection program, which is ranked 17th in the US. With an annual tuition of $2,982 for in-state students and $14,590 for those from out-of-state, Fayetteville State University is reasonably priced. 41.66% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $31,200 per year, which is 25% below the national median.

Fayetteville, NC

https://www.uncfsu.edu

C

Rating

69%

Acceptance

7,880

Students

#1901

Ranking

$14,590

Tuition

Methodist University

#18 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Methodist University is a small private institution located in Fayetteville, NC ranked 33rd in North Carolina. It has a total of 1,958 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of 62.5% of applicants. Methodist University offers 74 different majors and is best known for its Environmental Control Technologies and Fire Protection programs, which are respectively ranked 15th and 18th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $34,148 per year, Methodist University is somewhat moderately costly. 25.57% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take in near $39,300 per year, which is 5% less than the national median.

Fayetteville, NC

www.methodist.edu

C

Rating

63%

Acceptance

2,295

Students

#1503

Ranking

$34,148

Tuition

Eastern Kentucky University

#19 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Eastern Kentucky University is a large public institution located in Richmond, KY ranked 25th in Kentucky. It has a total of 15,262 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.83% of applicants. Eastern Kentucky University offers 161 different majors and is best known for its Forensic Chemistry, Technical Teacher Education, and Quality Control and Safety Technologies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 11th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,266 for in-state students and $19,338 for those from out-of-state, Eastern Kentucky University is reasonably priced. 44.7% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn approximately $36,100 per year, which is 13% below the national median.

Richmond, KY

www.eku.edu

C-

Rating

94%

Acceptance

18,481

Students

#2057

Ranking

$19,338

Tuition

Lindenwood University

#20 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Lindenwood University is a mid-sized private college located in Saint Charles, MO ranked 19th in Missouri. It has a total of 7,374 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 87.56% acceptance rate. Lindenwood University offers 161 different majors and is best known for its Non-Profit Management, Computer Graphics, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 12th, 15th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,000 per year, Lindenwood University is moderately priced. 47.16% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in near $41,300 per year, which is 1% less than the national median.

Saint Charles, MO

https://www.lindenwood.edu

C+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

12,862

Students

#1045

Ranking

$18,000

Tuition

Salem State University

#21 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Salem State University is a mid-sized public college located in Salem, MA ranked 60th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 8,079 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 85.58% of applicants. Salem State University offers 149 different majors and is best known for its History Teacher Education, Accounting and Finance, and Fire Protection programs (nationally ranked 16th, 21st, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $910 for in-state students and $7,050 for those from out-of-state, Salem State University is very low-priced. 54% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $43,500 per year, which is 5% over the national median.

Salem, MA

www.salemstate.edu

C+

Rating

86%

Acceptance

10,069

Students

#1123

Ranking

$7,050

Tuition

New Jersey City University

#22 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

New Jersey City University is a mid-sized public college located in Jersey City, NJ ranked 39th in New Jersey. It has a total of 7,218 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 94.64% of applicants. New Jersey City University offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security and Fire Protection programs, which are respectively ranked 20th and 22nd in the US. With an annual tuition of $12,248 for students from New Jersey and $22,054 for those from out-of-state, New Jersey City University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 44.66% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $42,700 per year, which is 3% greater than the national median.

Jersey City, NJ

www.njcu.edu

C+

Rating

95%

Acceptance

9,565

Students

#1273

Ranking

$22,054

Tuition

Eastern Oregon University

#23 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

Eastern Oregon University is a small public college located in La Grande, OR ranked 30th in Oregon. It has a total of 4,307 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 97.98% of applicants. Eastern Oregon University offers 48 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection program, which is ranked 23rd in the US. With an annual tuition of $7,515 for students from Oregon and $20,160 for those from out-of-state, Eastern Oregon University is reasonably priced. 34.07% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home near $41,200 per year, which is 1% under the national median.

La Grande, OR

www.eou.edu

D+

Rating

98%

Acceptance

4,742

Students

#2296

Ranking

$20,160

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

#24 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is a large public college located in Oshkosh, WI ranked 25th in Wisconsin. It has a total of 17,584 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.33% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh offers 109 different majors and is best known for its Social Science Teacher Education, Environmental Control Technologies, and Science Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 14th, 16th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,422 for students from Wisconsin and $13,995 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is pretty cheap. 55.74% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn near $42,700 per year, which is 3% greater than the national median.

Oshkosh, WI

https://www.uwosh.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

19,257

Students

#1220

Ranking

$13,995

Tuition

University of Akron Main Campus

#25 Best Colleges for Fire Protection

University of Akron Main Campus is a large public university located in Akron, OH ranked 78th in Ohio. It has a total of 17,498 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.04% of applicants. University of Akron Main Campus offers 478 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Family Systems, and Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations programs (nationally ranked 5th, 17th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,371 for in-state students and $15,500 for those from out-of-state, University of Akron Main Campus is reasonably priced. 32.07% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $36,500 per year, which is 12% less than the national median.

Akron, OH

www.uakron.edu

C

Rating

73%

Acceptance

21,260

Students

#1737

Ranking

$15,500

Tuition