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Undergraduate Certificates in Forestry

41 Yearly Graduations
$33,000 Median Salary
$18,000 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in forestry is offered at 19 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 15 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.4% of forestry graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Forestry Majors

In 2018-2019, 41 earned their undergraduate certificate in forestry. This makes it the 163rd most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in forestry is $33,000. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $33,000 to a high of $33,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in forestry is $18,000. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $18,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $18,000.

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The median monthly payment of a forestry graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $187.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in forestry. About 75.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 31
Women 10
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Forestry

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 32
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 5
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Forestry Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 19 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in forestry. Learn more about the most popular 19 below:

#1

Coastal Pines Technical College

Waycross, Georgia
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

The most popular school in the United States for forestry students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Coastal Pines Technical College. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The forestry program at Coastal Pines Technical College awarded 8 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#2

Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen, Washington
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grays Harbor College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in forestry. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The forestry program at Grays Harbor College awarded 7 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 57% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Jones County Junior College

Ellisville, Mississippi
6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Jones County Junior College. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their undergraduate certificate in forestry from Jones County Junior College. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#4

Columbia College

Sonora, California
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women

Columbia College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in forestry. Each year, around 2,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The forestry program at Columbia College awarded 5 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

University of Florida is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in forestry. Roughly 52,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their undergraduate certificate in forestry from UF.

4 Yearly Graduations
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Louisiana Technical Community College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in forestry. The forestry program at Central Louisiana Technical Community College awarded 4 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#7

SOWELA Technical Community College

Lake Charles, Louisiana
3 Yearly Graduations

SOWELA Technical Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in forestry. The forestry program at SOWELA Technical Community College awarded 3 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

Hawaii Community College

Hilo, Hawaii
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Hawaii Community College. The forestry program at Hawaii Community College awarded 2 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, California
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Bakersfield College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in forestry. Roughly 26,300 attend the school each year. The forestry program at Bakersfield College awarded 2 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Natural Resources Conservation 126
Natural Resource Management 51
Wildlife Management 20
Fisheries Sciences 5
Other Resources & Conservation 1

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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