Colleges and universities across the nation that offer online associates degree in fire science programs charge an average tuition of $7,161 per year. The average tuition has increased over the past few years. This change in tuition was about 3%. The annual average tuition at these online schools in 2007 was $6,951.
The range of tuition at colleges offering online fire science programs at the associates level is shown in the following chart. Tuition is shown from the most to least expensive colleges and universities.
|Tuition Level||Number of Schools|
Tuition of more than $7,011 annually is charged by the most expensive colleges and universities offering online associates degree in fire science programs. On the other hand, per annum tuition ranging from $1,676 to $2,025 is charged by the cheapest colleges and universities. Florida, Georgia, and Texas are home to the least expensive accredited online fire science associates degree schools.
- Associate of Arts and Science in Fire Science and Safety – Public Administration
- Associate of Arts and Science in Fire Science and Safety – Industrial
- Associate of Science in Fire Science
- Associate of Arts and Science in Fire Science and Safety – Fire Fighter
- Associate of Arts and Science in Business – Fire Science
- Associate of Arts in Fire Science
- Associate of Arts and Science in Fire Science and Safety
- Associate of Science in Fire Science Management
- Associate of Arts and Science in Fire Science Technology
- Associate of Science in Fire Science Technology
A reported 34% of fire science graduates with associates degrees from online schools around the US graduated from these affordable programs in 2011. Therefore, of the 77,440 graduates from around the US, 26,328 are from the most inexpensive schools. Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of fire science graduates with associates degrees from the lowest cost online colleges has increased, while the number of graduates has also increased by 17,097 graduates yearly.
Yearly tuition in the range of $2,640 to $3,192 is charged by other somewhat more costly online fire science associates degree colleges and universities. Of the 12 online colleges and universities that have associates degrees in fire science programs in the nation, 3 have tuition in this range.
In 2011, 4%, or 3,079 of the country’s fire science associates level graduates received their certificates from these cheap online programs. As much as 8,573 students graduated from these schools, just 5 years earlier, in 2006. Therefore, from these cheap online colleges and universities, the number of students graduating has decreased by 64%.
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