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Basic Certificates in Forestry

212 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in forestry. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Forestry Majors

In 2018-2019, 212 basic certificates were awarded to forestry majors. This earns it the #136 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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 Basic Certificates

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

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for forestry students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in forestry. About 81.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 172
Women 40
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Forestry

The racial-ethnic distribution of forestry basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 28
White 161
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 19
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Forestry Basic Certificate Students

There are 27 colleges that offer a basic certificate in forestry. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Coastal Pines Technical College

Waycross, Georgia
45 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Coastal Pines Technical College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for forestry majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 basic certificates were handed out to forestry majors at Coastal Pines Technical College. Of these students, 7% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
41 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Northern Arizona University. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 basic certificates were handed out to forestry majors at NAU. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#3

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, North Carolina
20 Yearly Graduations
10% Women

Wayne Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in forestry. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 basic certificates were handed out to forestry majors at Wayne Community College.

#4

Citrus College

Glendora, California
18 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Citrus College. Each year, around 13,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The forestry program at Citrus College awarded 18 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Haywood Community College

Clyde, North Carolina
15 Yearly Graduations
7% Women

Haywood Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in forestry. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 basic certificates were handed out to forestry majors at Haywood Community College.

#6

Montgomery Community College

Troy, North Carolina
14 Yearly Graduations
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montgomery Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in forestry. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their basic certificate in forestry from MCC.

#6

Reedley College

Reedley, California
14 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Reedley College. Each year, around 11,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their basic certificate in forestry from Reedley College. About 21% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

10 Yearly Graduations

Lurleen B Wallace Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in forestry. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their basic certificate in forestry from Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.

#9

Hocking College

Nelsonville, Ohio
8 Yearly Graduations
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hocking College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in forestry. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 basic certificates were handed out to forestry majors at Hocking Technical College.

#10

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. 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 7 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central Oregon Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their basic certificate in forestry from COCC. About 100% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

4 Yearly Graduations
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Louisiana Technical Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in forestry. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their basic certificate in forestry from Central Louisiana Technical Community College.

#13

Spokane Community College

Spokane, Washington
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Spokane Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in forestry. Each year, around 10,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to forestry majors at Spokane Community College. Of these students, 33% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Columbia College

Sonora, California
2 Yearly Graduations

The 14th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Columbia College. The forestry program at Columbia College awarded 2 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Feather River Community College District is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in forestry. Each year, around 2,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 basic certificates were handed out to forestry majors at Feather River College.

#16

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
1 Yearly Graduations

SOWELA Technical Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in forestry. The forestry program at SOWELA Technical Community College awarded 1 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois
1 Yearly Graduations

The 16th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their basic certificate is College of Lake County. The forestry program at College of Lake County awarded 1 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to forestry that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Natural Resources Conservation 682
Natural Resource Management 197
Wildlife Management 180
Fisheries Sciences 31
Other Resources & Conservation 6

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.

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