Wednesday, March 24th 2021

KC online Fire Science degree program named best in Texas

Kilgore College has been recognized by as having the top-ranked online Fire Science degree program in the state of Texas.

The student-focused comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 1,280 accredited colleges and universities, with KC’s program ranked at No. 19 in the nation.

Each program was evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment.

“To say we’re proud is an understatement,” said D’Wayne Shaw, dean of Public Services and Industrial Technologies. “This is a testament to our outstanding faculty and staff who strive every day to have the best, student-friendly program in the state – and their efforts have paid off big dividends for our program and the students we graduate who enter the fire profession.”

The 2021 rankings were calculated through a unique scoring system, which includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third-party evaluations.

The ranking methodology uses an algorithm, which collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each institution’s degree program. analyzed 88 schools, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 38 making it to the final list.

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