Santa Fe, NM (population: 74,019) has one forestry school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. New Mexico Highlands University has a total student population of 3,739. It is the 5059th highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Forestry students from Santa Fe 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.
Santa Fe lies in Santa Fe county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Santa Fe area has 63,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $20.20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,010 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Mexico Highlands University ends up costing a student $8,738/yr.