Idaho contains four schools that offer fire programs. Boise State University, the highest-ranking fire school in ID, has a total student population of 18,933 and is the 448th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 fire schools in Idaho, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lewis-Clark State College comes out as the most expensive ($13,162/yr), with College of Southern Idaho as the lowest recorded at only $5,559/yr.
Fire students from Idaho schools who go on to become firemen, police officers, firewomen, firefighters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 305,500 people working as fire fighters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $47,270. 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. In fact, in the Idaho alone, there are 40 employed fire inspectors and investigators earning an average yearly salary of $55,700. Fire fighters in this state earn $35,560/yr and there are 1,520 employed.
Also, within the fire schools in Idaho, the average student population is 3,285 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from fire, there are 1173 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,807 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,022, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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