Gulfport, MS (population: 71,411) has two fire science schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Columbia Southern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a fire science program, has a total student population of 13,321. It is the 5679th highest ranked school in the USA and the 67th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus). To learn more about fire science programs in Gulfport, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fire science professors at Columbia Southern University such as Manny Alam, and Scott Chavez.
Fire Science students from Gulfport schools who go on to become fire scientists, firemen, firewomen, firefighters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Fire inspectors and investigators make on average $56,310 per year and there are about 12,180 of them employed in the US today.
Gulfport lies in Harrison county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Gulfport-Biloxi area has 101,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $17.09/hr average worker wage, and a $35,540 average annual salary.
Of the 2 fire science schools with a 100-mile radius of Gulfport, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delgado Community College comes out as the most expensive ($8,925/yr) for fire science students, with Columbia Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $5,292/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gulfport|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||56.0 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||84.4 miles|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||89.6 miles|