2019 Most Affordable Online Fire Science Degrees

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With tuition rates under $23,000 per year, these 19 schools offer the most affordable online degrees in fire science and administration. Albany State University earned the top spot, offering a Bachelor of Applied Science in Fire Services Administration for just $5,640 per year. Anna Maria College is ranked in second place and offers a tuition rate of $7,029 per year. Those enrolled in AMC's Bachelor of Science in Fire Science program can expect to take courses such as Disaster Planning and Control, Emergency Services Management, and Fire Related Human Behavior.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Albany State University Annual Tuition $5,640
#2 #2 Anna Maria College Annual Tuition $7,029
#3 #3 College of Southern Nevada Annual Tuition $7,525
#4 #4 Fayetteville State University Annual Tuition $7,808
#5 #5 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#6 #6 Salem State University Annual Tuition $8,550
#7 #7 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $9,096
#8 #8 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $9,600
#9 #9 Western Illinois University Annual Tuition $10,041
#10 #10 SUNY Empire State College Annual Tuition $10,633
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) Eastern Oregon University Annual Tuition $10,800
#11 (tie) #11 (tie) University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Annual Tuition $10,800
#13 (tie) #13 (tie) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Annual Tuition $11,700
#13 (tie) #13 (tie) Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#15 #15 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,270
#16 #16 Point Park University Annual Tuition $13,650
#17 #17 University of Nebraska at Omaha Annual Tuition $16,050
#18 #18 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Annual Tuition $18,961
#19 #19 Idaho State University Annual Tuition $22,940
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,640
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Fire Services Special Project; Natural Science, Math & Technology; Quality Management Systems; Small Business Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,029
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Example Classes:
    Disaster Planning and Control; Emergency Services Management; Emergency Services, Leadership and Administration; Fire Related Human Behavior; Human Resource Management for Emergency Services; Legal Aspects of Emergency Services

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,525
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services; Fire Investigation; Fire Protection Structures and Systems; Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services; Personnel Management for Fire and Emergency Services; Political and Legal Foundations for Fire Protection
  • Annual Tuition: $7,808
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Fire Administration; Fire Investigations; Fire Prevention Organization & Management; Fire Service Ethics; Fire Service Personnel Administration; Firefighter Fitness and Wellness
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Community Fire Mitigation and Protection; Emergency and Disaster Incident Command; Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply; Fire Protection in Building Construction; Incendiary Fire Analysis and Investigation; Psychology of Disaster
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Arson Detection and Prevention; Fire Service Law; Labor/Management Relations; Managing Community Based Fire Prevention Programs; Managing the Emergency Scene: Principles and Practices
  • Annual Tuition: $9,096
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Example Classes:
    Analytical Approaches to the Fire Service; Applications of Fire Research; Political and Legal Foundations for Fire Protection; Principles of Emergency Management; Psychology of Disaster
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    Concepts of Emergency Medical Service; Crisis Intervention; Emergency Medical Response Planning; Fire Service Administration & Management; Homeland Security and Emergency Management; Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials
  • Annual Tuition: $10,041
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Example Classes:
    Analytic Approaches to Public Fire Protection; Community and The Fire Threat; Disaster and Fire Defense Planning; Fire Investigation and Analysis; Personnel Management for the Fire and Emergency Services
  • Annual Tuition: $10,633
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Disaster Planning and Control; Fire and Emergency Service Administration; Fire Investigation and Analysis; Fire Prevention, Organization and Management; Fire Protection Structures and Systems; Fire Related Human Behavior; Personnel Management for the Fire and Emergency Services
  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Aviation Management/Fire Suppression; Community Risk Reduction; Emergency Service Delivery; Multiculturalism in Emergency Services; Organization for Fire Protection; Principles of Emergency Service/Safety/Survival

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  • Annual Tuition: $10,800
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services; Conflict Resolution for Emergency Management; Emergency Medical Services Management; Fire & Emergency Services Leadership; Fire Prevention & Risk Management; Mentoring for Emergency Management Personnel
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Principles in Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival; Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection; Disaster Planning and Control; Fire and Emergency Services Administration; Fire Protection Structures and Systems; Fire-Related Human Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 24%
  • Example Classes:
    Administration of Fire & Emergency Service Organizations; Fire Prevention & Protection; H.R. Management in Fire Service Organizations; Leadership in Fire Service Organizations; Legal & Political Issues in Fire Administration

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,270
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Explosion & Bombing Investigation; Applied Learning in Fire & Safety Engineering; Constitutional Criminal Procedure; Fire Arson & Explosion Case Preparation; Hazardous Materials; Proving Criminal Acts
  • Annual Tuition: $13,650
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Example Classes:
    Communicating Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency; Fire Prevention Organization and Management; Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection; Special Employee Relations
  • Annual Tuition: $16,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival; Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection; Codes & Inspections; Fire Investigation; Fire Prevention Organization and Management; Fire Related Human Behavior
  • Annual Tuition: $18,961
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Example Classes:
    Active Fire Protection; Command and Control of Major Disasters; Engineering Economics; Fire Safety Engineering Problem Analysis; Industrial Hazards & Electricity; State and Local Government
  • Annual Tuition: $22,940
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Building Construction and Fire Protection; Emergency Medical Services Administration; Fire Dynamics; Fire Protection Systems; Legal Aspects of the Fire Service; Managerial Issues of Hazardous Materials
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