Arizona contains two schools that offer forestry programs. Northern Arizona University, the highest-ranking forestry school in AZ, has a total student population of 23,597 and is the 225th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 forestry schools in Arizona, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northern Arizona University comes out as the most expensive ($11,306/yr), with Eastern Arizona College as the lowest recorded at only $7,578/yr.
Forestry students from Arizona 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 Arizona alone, there are 70 employed forestry and conservation science teachers earning an average yearly salary of $50,620. Forest and conservation technicians in this state earn $34,370/yr and there are 1,360 employed.
Also, within the forestry schools in Arizona, the average student population is 7,131 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from forestry, there are 3266 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,667 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,108, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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