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Fire Science Schools In Colorado

There are 7 accredited fire science schools in Colorado for faculty who teach fire science classes to choose from. The trends in Colorado's fire science academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in fire science includes fire science training at the following levels:


  1. Aims Community College

    5401 W. 20th St., Greeley, Colorado 80632

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Colorado Mountain College

    831 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601-0233

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Community College of Aurora

    16000 E CentreTech Pky, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9036

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Pikes Peak Community College

    5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906-5498

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255

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Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Colorado 2,840
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Colorado.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Colorado

2,090 2,530 2,980 2,980 2,840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fire Science is a growing field in Colorado. There were 750 more fire science professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Colorado, this field has grown by 36% in four years. This growth is faster than the change in the number of fire science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of fire science professionals has grown by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$61,035 $61,523 $60,105 $63,830 $63,888
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Colorado, as the number of fire science professionals is growing, the salaries earned by fire science professionals are increasing. In 2006 fire science professionals made a mean salary of $61,035 per year, and in 2010 they made $63,888 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Colorado

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This represents a growth in salaries of 4%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of fire science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid fire science professionals earning 105% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Colorado state.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Colorado

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Colorado, 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 Colorado


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited fire science schools in Colorado is decreasing. In Colorado, there were 696 graduates in 2006. And there were 189 graduates from fire science courses in 2010.

This represents a 73% decrease in the number of fire science degree or certificate school graduates in Colorado state. Most of these graduates, or 56%, earned a undergraduate certificate in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of fire science faculty in Colorado, growth in the field of fire science academia and faculty salaries in Colorado. If you are involved in teaching fire science courses to students at the certificate in fire science, associates degree in fire science, and bachelors degree in fire science levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future fire science faculty in Colorado. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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