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Bachelor’s Degrees in Forestry

1,156 Yearly Graduations
$34,900 Median Salary
$22,500 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in forestry is offered at 55 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 13% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of forestry graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Forestry Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,156 bachelor's degrees were awarded to forestry majors. This makes it the 158th most popular bachelor'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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in forestry is $34,900. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $33,400 to a high of $38,050.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in forestry is $22,500. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $24,444 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $19,000.

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The median monthly payment of a forestry graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $234.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in forestry. About 74.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 859
Women 297
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Forestry

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 72
White 960
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 89
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Forestry Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 55 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in forestry. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
93 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for forestry students seekinga bachelor's degree is North Carolina State University. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,535 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,095 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 93 bachelor's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at NC State. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#2

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
87 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Tech comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in forestry. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 bachelor's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at Virginia Tech. About 34% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
69 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in forestry. Each year, around 8,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,698 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,066 per year.

The forestry program at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point awarded 69 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 20% were women and 1% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
61 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Florida. Each year, around 52,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The forestry program at University of Florida awarded 61 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 51% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

54 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in forestry. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,456 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,268 per year.

The forestry program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale awarded 54 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 2% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
47 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Roughly 51,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their bachelor's degree in forestry from UMN Twin Cities. Of these students, 53% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Humboldt State University

Arcata, California
42 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Humboldt State University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in forestry. Each year, around 7,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 bachelor's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at Humboldt State University. About 38% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
40 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Mississippi State University. Each year, around 22,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,800 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 bachelor's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at Mississippi State. Of these students, 2% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
37 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Virginia University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in forestry. Each year, around 26,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,976 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,134 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their bachelor's degree in forestry from WVU. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#10

University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho
34 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Idaho is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in forestry. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,182 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,754 per year.

The forestry program at University of Idaho awarded 34 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 32% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

33 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The forestry program at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College awarded 33 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 3% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#12

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
29 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa State University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in forestry. Each year, around 33,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their bachelor's degree in forestry from Iowa State. About 14% of this group were women, and 3% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

29 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. Roughly 21,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The forestry program at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo awarded 29 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

#14

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
28 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Arizona University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in forestry. Roughly 30,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their bachelor's degree in forestry from NAU. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#15

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado
27 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado State University - Fort Collins is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in forestry. Each year, around 33,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 bachelor's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at Colorado State. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#15

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
27 Yearly Graduations
15% Women

The 15th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Auburn University. Roughly 30,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,828 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 bachelor's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at Auburn.

26 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The forestry program at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry awarded 26 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 19% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
24 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Louisiana Tech University. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,592 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 bachelor's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at Louisiana Tech. About 25% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
23 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maine comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in forestry. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their bachelor's degree in forestry from UMaine. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#19

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
23 Yearly Graduations
17% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Clemson University. Each year, around 25,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,118 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their bachelor's degree in forestry from Clemson.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Natural Resources Conservation 16,348
Wildlife Management 1,761
Natural Resource Management 1,307
Fisheries Sciences 405
Other Resources & Conservation 100

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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