Washington contains four schools that offer forestry programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking forestry school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 forestry schools in Washington, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage University comes out as the most expensive ($10,225/yr), with Green River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,158/yr.
Forestry students from Washington 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 Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forestry, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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