Silver City, NM has one forestry school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Eastern Arizona College has a total student population of 7,241. It is the 4560th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Forestry students from Silver City 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.
Silver City lies in Grant county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has 25,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $15.78/hr average worker wage, and a $32,830 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern Arizona College ends up costing a student $7,578/yr.