Bridgeport, CT (population: 136,604) has two forestry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Yale University, the highest ranked school in this group with a forestry program, has a total student population of 11,593. It is the 2nd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about forestry programs in Bridgeport, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of forestry professors at Yale University such as Paul Draghi.
Forestry students from Bridgeport 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.
Bridgeport lies in Fairfield county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area has 418,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $28/hr average worker wage, and a $57,340 average annual salary.
Of the 2 forestry schools with a 100-mile radius of Bridgeport, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Yale University comes out as the most expensive ($17,686/yr) for forestry students, with University of Massachusetts Amherst as the lowest, reported at only $14,977/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bridgeport|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||16.8 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||22.5 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||31.5 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||35.6 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||38.1 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||39.3 miles|