Fayetteville State University Fire Science Program Cited as Tops in the Nation

Best Degree Programs (BDP) did a listing of the 30 best online bachelor’s in fire and emergency services degree programs at some of the nation’s top-ranked institutions for 2017, and Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) program was ranked No. 1.

BDP looked at 65 accredited colleges and universities listed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES College Navigator) that offered online bachelor’s in fire and emergency services degrees or closely related programs in fire safety, fire administration, or public safety. From the list of schools, BDP reviewed rankings from major publications like U.S. News and World Report. They then chose regionally and nationally ranked institutions, or schools that had received rankings for their online bachelor’s programs. The schools listed in order of affordability and FSU came out on top. Other schools on the list include the University of Cincinnati, Embry-Riddle University, and the University of Wisconsin.

In recognizing FSU, BDP noted that the fire science program is offered entirely online and designed for working students with career advancement aspirations in the fire and emergency management field. Classes include applied fire service ethics, fire investigations, fire-related human behavior, fire service organizational dynamics, and fire service personnel. BDP also noted that FSU is ranked by major publications like U.S. News and World Report as the 102nd best regional university in the South and 43rd top public school.

For a complete listing of the programs, go to: http://www.bestdegreeprograms.org/top-schools/online-bachelors-fire-emergency-services.

NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.

Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.

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