Pennsylvania contains five schools that offer forestry programs. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, the highest-ranking forestry school in PA, has a total student population of 45,185 and is the 608th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 forestry schools in Pennsylvania, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Albright College comes out as the most expensive ($26,604/yr), with Keystone College as the lowest recorded at only $13,496/yr.
Forestry students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 250 employed forestry and conservation science teachers earning an average yearly salary of $81,750. Forest and conservation technicians in this state earn $37,790/yr and there are 190 employed.
Also, within the forestry schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from forestry, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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