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Forestry Schools in North Carolina

223 Forestry students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Forestry major is the 107th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Forestry Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 93
Associate’s Degree 50
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 49
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 16
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 16
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 16
Master’s Degree 15

Gender Distribution

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

Forestry Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of forestry majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.8%
  • Black or African American: 1.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.8%
  • White: 82.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 5.8%
  • Other Races: 6.3%
Forestry Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Forestry Grads in North Carolina

2,020 people in the state and 84,700 in the nation are employed in jobs related to forestry.

Forestry Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Forestry Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a forestry grad in the state is $61,780, compared to a typical salary of $63,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in North Carolina that offer forestry degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

119 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
36,304 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.44 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 88%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.80%.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,632 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $20,500 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 59% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,948 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 32%. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $21,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
918 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $6,678. 77% of students get financical aid.


Duke University

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
16,686 Total Students

66% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This private institution charges an average net price of $23,442. The average student takes 4.10 years to complete their degree at Duke.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,524 Total Students

9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,517. 28% of the teachers are full time.

Forestry Careers in NC

Some of the careers forestry majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Conservation Scientists 10% $54,390
Forestry & Conservation Science Professors 9% $63,750
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Worker Supervisors 4% $50,400
Forest and Conservation Technicians 2% $39,590
Foresters 0% $60,750

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Natural Resources Conservation 1,005
Natural Resource Management 62
Fisheries Sciences 28
Wildlife Management 17

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