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Fire Science Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 2 accredited fire science schools where fire science faculty who teach fire science classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fire science and fire science training in Rhode Island, which includes fire science training at the following levels:


  1. Providence College

    1 Cunningham Square, Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Community College of Rhode Island

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Rhode Island 810
National 154,160

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

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Rhode Island

280 940 860 400 810
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Rhode Island, fire science is a growing field. In Rhode Island, 530 more fire science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Rhode Island, this field has grown by 189% in four years. This is faster than the trend for fire science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of fire science professionals has grown by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$54,255 $56,863 $60,085 $61,330 $61,358
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fire science professionals are growing in Rhode Island. The mean salary for fire science professionals in 2006 was $54,255 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $61,358 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Rhode Island

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This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Rhode Island, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of fire science. The pay differential between the highest paid fire science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 85%

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited fire science schools in Rhode Island is increasing. In Rhode Island, there were 11 graduates in 2006. And there were 20 graduates from fire science courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 82% percent increase in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island. 67% of these graduates received a associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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