MCC Ranked Top Fire Science College

Posted on August 16, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh

Fire Science Online Identifies Fire Science Programs With Highest ROI

Fire Science ProgramFire Science ProgramFire Science Online, a resource for fire science education and career information, has identified MCC as one of the 90 fire science degree programs that offer the highest returns on investment. The list recognizes the colleges and universities across the country with significantly lower-than-average tuition rates in states where firefighters are paid very well.

There are nearly 900 colleges in the U.S. that offer fire science programs with a wide range of tuitions. Of those, only schools that met very specific criteria were included on the list:

•       Annual tuition less than $10,000
•       Average annual salary greater than $50,000
•       Must have at least 35 active students enrolled
•       Various fire science and forestry programs reviewed
•       Fully-accredited schools only
•       Public and private schools included
•       U.S. colleges only

“With this list we wanted to point prospective students toward schools that could jump-start their careers and adult lives,” said Matt Davis, Managing Director of Fire Science Online. “These programs are both affordable and highly-rewarding.”

For more info on MCC's Program, visit: http://www.mesacc.edu/departments/fire-science-emt

List of colleges: http://www.firescience.org/college-degree-rankings-online/fire-science-degree-high-return-investment/

About Fire Science Online

Fire Science Online is a not-for-profit organization that provides free information about fire science, firefighting, and other first responder education and careers. All information and tools on the site are free and easy to access. These features include lists of the top fire science professors in various subjects, information about how to become a firefighter, and a comprehensive list of every fire science degree program in the country.

About Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students who attend annually to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. Please direct media inquiries to Sally Mesarosh at sally.mesarosh@mesacc.edu  or the Office of Institutional Advancement at 480-461-7445.  IA website:  www.mesacc.edu/ia.