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2021 Most Popular Online Forestry Schools

13 Colleges
$38,496 Avg Salary
$20,610 Avg Student Debt

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.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Online Forestry Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 13 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for forestry majors pursuing an online .

Our analysis found Montgomery Community College to be the most popular school for forestry students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. Located in the rural area of Troy, MCC is a public school with a fairly small student population.

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#2

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Oregon State University is a great place for forestry students pursuing an online degree. Oregon State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Corvallis.

On average, forestry graduates from Oregon State take out $29,166 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $303.

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Out of the 13 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Holmes Community College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Holmes Community College is a moderately-sized public school located in the rural area of Goodman.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means East Mississippi Community College is a great place for forestry students pursuing an online degree. EMCC is a small public school located in the remote area of Scooba.

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#4

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

Out of the 13 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Idaho landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the distant town of Moscow, U of I is a public college with a large student population.

While working on their degree, forestry majors at U of I accumulate an average of around $26,467 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $275.

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Dakota College at Bottineau came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Forestry Schools ranking. MSU-Bottineau is a small public school located in the remote area of Bottineau.

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Kent State University at Trumbull landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best forestry programs. Located in the large suburb of Warren, Kent State University at Trumbull is a public school with a small student population.

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University of Missouri - Columbia came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Forestry Schools ranking. Mizzou is a fairly large public school located in the city of Columbia.

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Kent State University at East Liverpool did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for forestry students. It came in at #8 on the list. Kent State University at East Liverpool is a small public school located in the town of East Liverpool.

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With a ranking of #8, Northeast Mississippi Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for forestry students. Northeast Mississippi Community College is a small public school located in the remote town of Booneville.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 5 majors within the area of study, forestry has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 21,552
Natural Resource Management 2,842
Wildlife Management 2,400
Fisheries Sciences 620
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 151

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 schools only.

  • 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.

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