Fire Science Schools In Illinois

In Illinois, there are 26 accredited schools where fire science classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fire science academic community in Illinois, and the future trends in fire science training at the following levels:

  • Fire Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fire Science
  • Bachelors degree in Fire Science


Schools

  1. Southwestern Illinois College

    2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, Illinois 62221-5899

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  2. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  3. Danville Area Community College

    2000 E Main St, Danville, Illinois 61832-5118

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  4. College of DuPage

    425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599

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  5. Elgin Community College

    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193

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  6. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

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  7. John A Logan College

    700 Logan College Road, Carterville, Illinois 62918-2500

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  8. John Wood Community College

    1301 S 48th Street, Quincy, Illinois 62305-8736

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  9. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

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  10. College of Lake County

    19351 W Washington St., Grayslake, Illinois 60030-1198

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  11. Lake Land College

    5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, Illinois 61938

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  12. Lewis and Clark Community College

    5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035

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  13. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  14. Lincoln Land Community College

    5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256

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  15. McHenry County College

    8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761

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  16. Moraine Valley Community College

    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465-0937

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  17. Oakton Community College

    1600 E Golf Rd., Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268

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  18. Parkland College

    2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899

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  19. Prairie State College

    202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411-8226

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  20. Richland Community College

    One College Pk, Decatur, Illinois 62521-8512

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  21. Rock Valley College

    3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114-5699

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  22. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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  23. Triton College

    2000 5th Ave, River Grove, Illinois 60171-1995

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  24. Waubonsee Community College

    Rte 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554-0901

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  25. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

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  26. Illinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll

    Frontier Drive, Fairfield, Illinois 62837

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Illinois 7,180
National 154,160

Approximately 5% of the country's fire science professionals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Illinois

4,110 4,390 3,870 7,120 7,180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, fire science is a growing field. In Illinois, 3,070 more fire science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has grown by 75% in four years. 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 Illinois

$60,850 $64,933 $62,377 $73,815 $72,088
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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As the number of fire science professionals is growing, the salaries paid to fire science professionals are increasing in Illinois. The mean salary for fire science professionals in 2006 was $60,850 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $72,088 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$43,268
25th percentile
$58,678
50th percentile
$73,772
75th percentile
$89,515
90th percentile
$100,598

This represents a 16% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 133% pay differential between the highest paid fire science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fire science in Illinois.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Illinois

Construction Management
$70,242
Criminal Justice
$44,558
Fire Science
$72,088
Forestry
$59,210
Public Administration
$88,022

In Illinois, fire science professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
22
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
26
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As the number of fire science professionals is increasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 26 accredited fire science schools in Illinois state is decreasing. In 2006, 909 students graduated from fire science courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 884 students graduated.

This represents a 3% decrease in the number of fire science degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. 52% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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