Minnesota contains two schools that offer forestry programs. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest-ranking forestry school in MN, has a total student population of 51,659 and is the 31st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 forestry schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities comes out as the most expensive ($14,061/yr), with Northwest Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $8,542/yr.
Forestry students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from forestry, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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