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Forestry Schools in Virginia

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

As a degree choice, Forestry is the 137th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Forestry Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 87
Master’s Degree 21
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 7
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7

Gender Distribution

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

Forestry Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.5%
  • Black or African American: 0.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.6%
  • White: 78.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.1%
  • Other Races: 8.7%
Forestry Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Forestry Grads in Virginia

1,850 people in the state and 84,700 in the nation are employed in jobs related to forestry.

Forestry Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Forestry Jobs in Virginia

A typical salary for a forestry grad in the state is $54,190, compared to a typical salary of $63,150 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There is one school in the state that offers this degree.


Virginia Tech

115 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
36,383 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.60% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 98%.

Forestry Careers in VA

Some of the careers forestry majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Conservation Scientists 13% $74,840
Forest and Conservation Technicians 7% $40,080
Foresters 7% $55,550

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Natural Resources Conservation 441
Natural Resource Management 109
Wildlife Management 71
Fisheries Sciences 9

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