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2023 Fire Protection Students

There are about 76,848 students enrolled in Fire Protection in the USA.

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College can be one of the most significant times in one's life; it's an opportunity for individual progress and maturation. Pupils begin to capture what they want to become and learn the must-have skills to become a thriving member of society. But learning is not simply found in a classroom - the late nights discussing Camus with a classmate, the life lesson learned from an old professor, the exposure to a different perspective. Therefore, attending a diverse college tremendously enhances what you gain from your time spent in university.

Fire Protection is a less racially diverse major than average*. 74% of the US' Fire Protection majors are white students, followed by latino students (10%), students of other races**(10%), and black students (5%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Oklahoma State University-Main Campus located in Stillwater, OK.

In addition, Fire Protection is the the 6th most male dominated subject, with male students out numbering female students by a 8 to 1 ratio. Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another substantial type of diversity is class diversity. Fire Protection is more economically diverse than 74% of subjects. 30% of its majors come from families with a sub $30,000 yearly income, 16% are from homes with $30,000 to $48,000 annual incomes, and 22% grew up in very high income homes. Lake Superior State University has the most socioeconomically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall OK is the most diverse state for Fire Protection. The Southwest is the most diverse region, and the Big Twelve Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 1%

  • Black: 5%

  • Latino: 10%

  • White: 74%

  • Other: 10%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 89%

  • Female: 11%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 30%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 22%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 79%

  • Out of State: 19%

  • International: 2%

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