Montana contains two schools that offer forestry programs. The University of Montana, the highest-ranking forestry school in MT, has a total student population of 14,921 and is the 331st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 forestry schools in Montana, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Montana comes out as the most expensive ($12,641/yr), with Salish Kootenai College as the lowest recorded at only $3,992/yr.
Forestry students from Montana 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 Montana alone, there are 50 employed forestry and conservation science teachers earning an average yearly salary of $53,440. Forest and conservation technicians in this state earn $33,320/yr and there are 2,340 employed.
Also, within the forestry schools in Montana, the average student population is 1,791 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from forestry, there are 1015 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,803 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,505, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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