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Gainful Employment Information for Fire Science (Online)

Waldorf College OPE ID: 001895 

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science?

Here are the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes for the occupations that this major prepares students to enter. We’ve also included links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net Web Site. For Fire Science, the Credential Code is 03. The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code is 43.0202 – Fire Services Administration

SOC Code
Occupations and Links to Occupational Profiles on the O*Net Website
33-1021.01 Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors: Fire Chief, Fire Captain, Fire Lieutenant, Fire Battalion Chief, Lieutenant Fire Fighter, Fire Marshal, Training Officer, Battalion Fire Chief, Shift Commander, Fire Suppression Captain;
33-1021.02 Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors: Engine Boss, Fire Captain, Fire Management Officer, Squad Boss, Crew Boss, Firefighter Type One (FFT1), Forestry Technician, County Forest Ranger, Fire Hand Crew Boss, Fire Supervisor 1;

What is the job placement rate for Waldorf Fire Science graduates?

How many graduates found a job in their chosen field or continued their education (graduate school or a bachelor’s degree in another academic major) within seven months of graduation?


How long does it take to complete a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science at Waldorf?

At Waldorf College, students have the option to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four years or the option to take fewer courses per term, extending their timeframe for completing the program. Waldorf’s on-time graduation rate is the percentage of bachelor’s degree graduates who completed their programs within four years.

On-time graduation rate:

2010-11: N/A*

2011-12: 100%

* This academic program is relatively new and, as a result, there were fewer than 10 graduates this year from this program. For privacy reasons, Waldorf does not disclose on-time completion or median debt amounts for programs with less than 10 graduates.

How much does it cost to complete a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science at Waldorf?

Tuition, fees, and room/board were calculated by multiplying the 2012-13 annual rates by four years, the typical completion time for Waldorf's bachelor's degree programs. Costs for room and board apply only to residential programs. Costs may vary due a variety of factors, such as the number of credits the student takes each semester or term.

Textbook and supply costs were compiled for each academic program using the 2011-12 rates. Costs for textbooks and supplies may vary due to a variety of factors, such as cost fluctuations and student selection of course electives. Currently textbooks are provided free-of-charge to students enrolled in Waldorf's online degree programs through a Textbook Grant program.

Transportation and personal expenses listed for residential programs reflect the estimates provided by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, multiplied by four years. For online programs, transportation costs reflect the average expenses for one residency course, multiplied by four, as four is the maximum number of residency courses that would be required. For online programs, personal expenses are listed at zero, as students may continue to live at home and work for the duration of the online degree program. Transportation and personal expenses are estimates and may vary.

Tuition: $27,000

Fees: $95

Room & Board: $0

Books & Supplies: $0

Transportation: $2,240

Personal Expenses: $0

TOTAL: $29,335

How much do students borrow to complete a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science at Waldorf? 

In addition to grants and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, some graduates use loans to finance their education. The median debt for Waldorf graduates is listed in the table below for the Fire Science degree.

The U.S. Department of Education has advised Waldorf that the Gainful Employment regulation applies only to Waldorf’s academic programs that were first offered on or after 1/01/09. Waldorf also offers a full slate of other quality academic programs that are not covered by the regulation.

Type of loan



Federal loans $6,700 $0
Private educational loans $0 $0
Institution financing plan $0 $0