Alabama contains three schools that offer forestry programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking forestry school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 forestry schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Auburn University Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($12,157/yr), with Lurleen B Wallace Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,553/yr.
Forestry students from Alabama schools who go on to become forest technicians, foresters, urban foresters, area foresters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 31,440 people working as forest and conservation technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,370. Also, Forestry and conservation science teachers make on average $72,290 per year and there are about 2,380 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 120 employed forestry and conservation science teachers earning an average yearly salary of $72,190. Forest and conservation technicians in this state earn $40,070/yr and there are 300 employed.
Also, within the forestry schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from forestry, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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