New Bedford, MA (population: 90,869) has one forestry school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Massachusetts Amherst 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 New Bedford, 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 New Bedford 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.
New Bedford lies in Bristol county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the New Bedford area has 63,420 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.2% unemployment rate, $19.66/hr average worker wage, and a $40,890 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Massachusetts Amherst ends up costing a student $14,977/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Bedford|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||2.1 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||9.4 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||23.7 miles|
|West Barnstable||MA||-||1||8.73914||72||29.4 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||29.4 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||48.0 miles|