Lowell, MA (population: 104,063) has two forestry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Massachusetts Amherst, the highest ranked school in this group with a forestry program, has a total student population of 27,016. It is the 842nd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about forestry programs in Lowell, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of forestry professors at University of Massachusetts Amherst such as Paul Barten, Brent Beebe, Justin Compton, James Fownes, and Matthew Kelty.
Forestry students from Lowell 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.
Lowell lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford-NH NECTA area has 115,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $26.02/hr average worker wage, and a $54,110 average annual salary.
Of the 2 forestry schools with a 100-mile radius of Lowell, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($16,600/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 Lowell|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||10.2 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||22.6 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||46.3 miles|