Mississippi contains ten schools that offer forestry programs. East Central Community College, the highest-ranking forestry school in MS, has a total student population of 2,639 and is the 3955th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 forestry schools in Mississippi, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Holmes Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,974/yr), with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,877/yr.
Forestry students from Mississippi 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. In fact, in the Mississippi alone, there are 90 employed forestry and conservation science teachers earning an average yearly salary of $78,550. Forest and conservation technicians in this state earn $39,280/yr and there are 280 employed.
Also, within the forestry schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forestry, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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