2021 Best Forestry Schools
Finding the Best Forestry School for You
In 2018-2019, 2,339 people earned a degree or certificate in forestry, making the major the #200 most popular in the United States.
It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.
To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best Forestry Schools ranking. This report analyzed 42 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for students.
2021 Best Forestry Schools in the United States
Top 10 Best Forestry Schools
Our 2021 rankings named Yale University the best school in the United States for forestry students. Yale is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of New Haven.Request Information
You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend North Carolina State University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Forestry Schools list. NC State is a very large public school located in the city of Raleigh.
Forestry majors at NC State take out an average of $23,190 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.Request Information
You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Duke University. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Forestry Schools list. Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Durham.Request Information
You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Georgia. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Forestry Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a fairly large student population.
Forestry majors at UGA take out an average of $15,340 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $166, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.Request Information
Out of the 42 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of California - Berkeley landed the # 5 spot on the list. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Berkeley.Request Information
The University of Tennessee - Knoxville did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for forestry students. It came in at #6 on the list. UT Knoxville is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Knoxville.Request Information
Stephen F Austin State University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best forestry programs. SFASU is a fairly large public school located in the town of Nacogdoches.Request Information
University of California - Davis came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Forestry Schools ranking. UC Davis is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Davis.Request Information
Texas A&M University - College Station came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Forestry Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a fairly large student population.Request Information
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best forestry programs. Located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse, SUNY - ESF is a public college with a small student population.
After completing their degree, forestry graduates from SUNY - ESF carry an average student debtload of $10,350. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $107.Request Information
Forestry by Region
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Forestry Related Rankings by Major
One of 5 majors within the area of study, forestry has other similar majors worth exploring.
Most Popular Majors Related to Forestry
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Natural Resources Conservation||21,552|
|Natural Resource Management||2,842|
|Natural Resources Conservation (Other)||151|
Notes and References
*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.
- Read more about our ranking methodology.
- The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
- Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
- Credit for the banner image above goes to Bureau of Land Management.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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