TCC’s EMT program receives national recognition for graduates’ return on investment

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (September 10, 2013) – Tallahassee Community College’s Emergency Medical Technology program was recently ranked 32nd in the nation for the return on investment its graduates receive.  The rankings were published by Fire Science Online, a not-for-profit organization that provides information about firefighting and other first responder careers.


More than 1,100 colleges in the U.S. offer EMT programs. Fire Science Online identified programs with the highest return on investment using national salary, tuition, enrollment and accreditation data. The list recognizes the institutions with significantly lower-than-average tuition rates in states where graduates are well paid.


“A ranking like this helps quantify the student successes we get to observe every day,” said Dr. Alice Nied, dean of Healthcare Professions at TCC. “Our EMT students are graduating with the knowledge and skills they need for fulfilling careers. A TCC education is an investment in their future.”


TCC healthcare graduates pass their professional exams at exceptionally high levels, consistently achieving pass rates above national averages.


To read Fire Science Online’s complete program rankings, visit For more information on TCC’s EMT program, visit