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Associate’s Degrees in Forestry

390 Yearly Graduations
$12,000 Median Debt
23% Women
An associate's degree in forestry is offered at 67 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of forestry graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Forestry Majors

In 2018-2019, 390 earned their associate's degree in forestry. This makes it the 129th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in forestry at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,156
Associate’s Degree 390
Master’s Degree 363
Basic Certificate 212
Doctor’s Degree 133
Graduate Certificate 44
Undergraduate Certificate 41

Earnings of Forestry Majors With Associate’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in forestry is $12,000. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $13,812 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,175.

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The median monthly payment of a forestry graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $125.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in forestry. About 77.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 302
Women 88
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Forestry

The racial-ethnic distribution of forestry associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 326
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 36
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Forestry Associate's Degree Students

There are 67 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in forestry. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

22 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for forestry students seekingan associate's degree is SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their associate's degree in forestry from ESF. About 5% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway, South Carolina
21 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Each year, around 6,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The forestry program at Horry-Georgetown Technical College awarded 21 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#3

Haywood Community College

Clyde, North Carolina
20 Yearly Graduations
15% Women

Haywood Community College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in forestry. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 associate's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at Haywood Community College.

#4

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
19 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania College of Technology is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in forestry. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,670 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,670 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their associate's degree in forestry from Penn College. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#5

Hocking College

Nelsonville, Ohio
18 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hocking College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in forestry. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. The forestry program at Hocking College awarded 18 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 11% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, California
17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bakersfield College. Roughly 26,300 attend the school each year. The forestry program at Bakersfield College awarded 17 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 53% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Montgomery Community College

Troy, North Carolina
16 Yearly Graduations
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montgomery Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in forestry. The forestry program at Montgomery Community College awarded 16 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

Green River College

Auburn, Washington
14 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Green River College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in forestry. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. The forestry program at Green River College awarded 14 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 43% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto

Mont Alto, Pennsylvania
14 Yearly Graduations
21% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,718 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,698 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their associate's degree in forestry from Penn State Mont Alto.

#10

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, North Carolina
13 Yearly Graduations

The 10th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Wayne Community College. The forestry program at Wayne Community College awarded 13 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#10

Mt. Hood Community College

Gresham, Oregon
13 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mt. Hood Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in forestry. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. The forestry program at Mt. Hood Community College awarded 13 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 38% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen, Washington
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grays Harbor College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in forestry. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The forestry program at Grays Harbor College awarded 12 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

East Mississippi Community College

Scooba, Mississippi
12 Yearly Graduations

East Mississippi Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in forestry. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their associate's degree in forestry from EMCC.

#14

Itawamba Community College

Fulton, Mississippi
11 Yearly Graduations
9% Women

Itawamba Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in forestry. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 associate's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at ICC.

11 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The forestry program at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College awarded 11 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#16

Glenville State College

Glenville, West Virginia
10 Yearly Graduations
10% Women

Glenville State College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in forestry. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their associate's degree in forestry from Glenville State College.

#16

Allegany College of Maryland

Cumberland, Maryland
10 Yearly Graduations
10% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Allegany College of Maryland. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 associate's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at Allegany College of Maryland.

9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women

Potomac State College of West Virginia University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in forestry. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The forestry program at Potomac State College of West Virginia University awarded 9 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

Itasca Community College

Grand Rapids, Minnesota
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Itasca Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in forestry. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their associate's degree in forestry from Itasca Community College. About 33% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Salish Kootenai College

Pablo, Montana
9 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Salish Kootenai College. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The forestry program at Salish Kootenai College awarded 9 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 78% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to forestry that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Natural Resources Conservation 870
Natural Resource Management 228
Wildlife Management 199
Fisheries Sciences 78
Other Resources & Conservation 19

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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