Fire Science Schools In Arkansas

Arkansas has 3 accredited fire science schools where fire science faculty who teach fire science classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fire science in the state of Arkansas, which encompasses fire science training at the following levels:

  • Fire Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fire Science


  1. Black River Technical College

    1410 Hwy 304 East, Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Southern Arkansas University Tech

    100 Carr Road, Camden, Arkansas 71701-1906

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

    One College Dr, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712-5091

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Arkansas 1,210
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Arkansas.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Arkansas

920 860 1,070 1,200 1,210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arkansas, the field of fire science is growing. In Arkansas, 290 more fire science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 32% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for fire science professionals which shows a 8% increase in the number of fire science professionals working around the nation.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$42,120 $44,900 $42,490 $42,970 $38,920
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by fire science professionals is decreasing in Arkansas. Fire science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $42,120 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $38,920 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Arkansas

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This represents a 8% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Arkansas state, within the field of fire science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid fire science professionals earn 115% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

Fire science professionals in Arkansas earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arkansas


As the number of fire science professionals is increasing in Arkansas state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited fire science schools in Arkansas state is also increasing. In Arkansas, there were 117 graduates in 2006. And there were 140 graduates from fire science courses in 2010.

This represents a 20% increase in the number of fire science degree or certificate school graduates in Arkansas state. 67% of these graduates received an associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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