Southaven, MS (population: 47,625) has one fire science school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Southwest Tennessee Community College has a total student population of 13,016. It is the 4869th highest ranked school in the USA and the 132nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Fire Science students from Southaven 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.
Southaven lies in DeSoto county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwest Tennessee Community College ends up costing a student $4,338/yr.