Louisiana contains three schools that offer forestry programs. Louisiana Tech University, the highest-ranking forestry school in LA, has a total student population of 11,264 and is the 2023rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 forestry schools in Louisiana, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Louisiana Tech University comes out as the most expensive ($8,988/yr), with Louisiana Technical College-Oakdale Campus as the lowest recorded at only $6,093/yr.
Forestry students from Louisiana 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.
Also, within the forestry schools in Louisiana, the average student population is 1,613 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forestry, there are 3263 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,789, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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