Athens has a total population of 11,297 and a student population of 7,012. Of these students, 7,012 are enrolled in schools that offer fire science programs.
Trinity Valley Community College is the largest fire science school in Athens, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 8 students graduated from the Fire Science program at Trinity Valley Community College.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a fire science degree from one of Athens's fire science schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,486 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens fire science schools was an average of $12,318 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for fire science related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,870 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,616.
Many fire science graduates choose to work as fire science professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are good. There were 4,990 fire science professionals working in Texas and 80 working in the greater Athens area in 2010. Athens's fire science professional workforce is projected to increase by 28% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for fire science professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a fire science professional in Athens is $32,930 per year, which is lower than the average for fire science professionals state-wide.