North Carolina contains eight schools that offer forestry programs. Duke University, the highest-ranking forestry school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 forestry schools in North Carolina, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High Point University comes out as the most expensive ($24,754/yr), with Montgomery Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,315/yr.
Forestry students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 140 employed forestry and conservation science teachers earning an average yearly salary of $80,790. Forest and conservation technicians in this state earn $37,710/yr and there are 600 employed.
Also, within the forestry schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from forestry, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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