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Forestry Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 172 students earned their Forestry degrees in CA.

In terms of popularity, Forestry is the 205th most popular major in the state out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Forestry Majors in California

Forestry majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 94
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 36
Associate’s Degree 31
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 7
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 7
Master’s Degree 4

Gender Distribution

In California, a forestry major is more popular with men than with women.

Forestry Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of forestry majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Black or African American: 1.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 33.1%
  • White: 51.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.7%
  • Other Races: 11.6%
Forestry Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Forestry Grads in California

16,090 people in the state and 84,700 in the nation are employed in jobs related to forestry.

Forestry Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Forestry Jobs in California

Forestry grads earn an average of $75,980 in the state and $63,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 12 colleges in California that offer forestry degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
7,972 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 55% are considered full time. 86% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,200 a year.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
22,013 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. The 0.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. 22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#3

Reedley College

Reedley
20 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,189 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $3,003. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 40% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $20,900 after graduation.

#4

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,589 Total Students

A typical student attending Bakersfield College will pay a net price of $5,425. 31 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 54%.

#5

Citrus College

Glendora
18 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,136 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $23,800 a year.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,496 Total Students

20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 44%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 74% of students receive it.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
38,167 Total Students

In their early career, UC Davis grads earn an average salary of $40,400. Most students complete their degree in 4.42 years. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,729.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
42,501 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.00%. It takes the average student 4.19 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,216 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 20%. This public school has an average net price of $8,324. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,572 Total Students

25% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 84% get financial aid. A typical student attending College of the Redwoods will pay a net price of $4,266.

Forestry Careers in CA

Some of the careers forestry majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Forest and Conservation Technicians 8% $36,740
Conservation Scientists 8% $73,460
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Worker Supervisors 6% $41,070

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to forestry.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Natural Resources Conservation 3,502
Wildlife Management 192
Natural Resource Management 125
Fisheries Sciences 19
Other Resources & Conservation 3

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