Texas contains two schools that offer forestry programs. Stephen F Austin State University, the highest-ranking forestry school in TX, has a total student population of 12,845 and is the 457th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 forestry schools in Texas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stephen F Austin State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,885/yr), with Kilgore College as the lowest recorded at only $2,728/yr.
Forestry students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 100 employed forestry and conservation science teachers earning an average yearly salary of $72,640. Forest and conservation technicians in this state earn $36,380/yr and there are 450 employed.
Also, within the forestry schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from forestry, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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