Muscle Shoals has a general population of 11,924 and an overall student population of 4,520. Approximately 4,520 of Muscle Shoals's students are enrolled in schools that offer fire science programs.
Muscle Shoals's largest fire science school is Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals. Approximately 1 students graduated in 2010 from Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals with credentials in fire science.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a fire science certificate in Muscle Shoals. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $6,980 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Muscle Shoals fire science schools was an average of $9,110 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for fire science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $1,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Muscle Shoals-based fire science schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,820.
If you decide to work as a fire science professional in Muscle Shoals, your job prospects are good. The number of fire science professionals in Muscle Shoals is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for fire science professionals.