Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has one fire school within its city limits. Columbus State Community College has a total student population of 28,539. It is the 5363rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 285th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Fire students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 80 employed fire inspectors and investigators earning an average salary of $54,600. Fire fighters in this area earn $44,970/yr and there are 3,520 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.871 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by fire fighters, and 0.084/1000 are held by fire inspectors and investigators.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Columbus State Community College ends up costing a student $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|