South Carolina contains three schools that offer forestry programs. Clemson University, the highest-ranking forestry school in SC, has a total student population of 19,111 and is the 86th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 forestry schools in South Carolina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Newberry College comes out as the most expensive ($16,984/yr), with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,043/yr.
Forestry students from South 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.
Also, within the forestry schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forestry, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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