South Carolina contains two schools that offer fire programs. Horry-Georgetown Technical College, the highest-ranking fire school in SC, has a total student population of 7,252 and is the 5567th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 fire schools in South Carolina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Greenville Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($8,687/yr), with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,043/yr.
Fire students from South Carolina 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 South Carolina alone, there are 330 employed fire inspectors and investigators earning an average yearly salary of $39,250. Fire fighters in this state earn $32,050/yr and there are 4,480 employed.
Also, within the fire schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from fire, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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