Providence has a general population of 173,618 and an overall student population of 36,049. Approximately 4,900 of Providence's students are enrolled in schools that offer fire science programs.
Of the 1 fire science schools in Providence, the largest fire science school, by student population, is Providence College. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from Providence College with credentials in fire science.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a fire science degree in Providence. If you decide to attend a fire science school in Providence, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $33,120.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for fire science related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Providence-based fire science schools, you will have an added expense of $11,360 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in fire science, if you decide to work as a fire science professional in Providence, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 260 fire science professionals in Rhode Island, 250 were working in the greater Providence area. The number of fire science professionals in Providence is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for fire science professionals.
As a fire science professional in Providence, you can expect to make an average salary of $40,850 per year. This is the same as the average salary for fire science professionals in the state.
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