Tuition costs are a reality of post-secondary education, but it’s important not to be discouraged. If your top school is financially out of reach, your second or third choice may serve your future just as well. To help you find the program — and school — that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up typical tuition costs for forestry degrees. Here’s the range:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,186 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

0% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,449 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

0% above average compared to other degrees

$ N/A per year
Average private tuition

0% above average compared to other degrees

What do forestry graduates earn?

Forestry students make an average of $61,765 per year after graduation. This is 8% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

16% of forestry graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.) This rate is low compared to other degrees across the country.

$ 61,765 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 39% of degrees

16%
% of people underpaid in 2019

20% below average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular forestry schools in the US

There are 52 schools in the US that offer a forestry degree. The forestry schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Berkeley, Purdue University-Main Campus and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in forestry per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$9,432
Northern Arizona University$11,059
Texas A & M University-College Station$11,234
Michigan State University$14,460
University of Maryland-College Park$10,399
Yale University$51,400
University of Florida$6,381
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$13,230

Top US schools for a forestry degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering forestry degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Yale University7%$51,400
University of California-Berkeley17%$14,170
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo35%$9,432
Andrew College41%$16,560
University of Florida42%$6,381
University of Maryland-College Park45%$10,399
Albright College50%$43,454
North Carolina State University at Raleigh51%$9,058
University of Georgia54%$11,818
Purdue University-Main Campus57%$9,992

Cheapest US schools for a forestry degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a forestry degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Columbia College - Sonora$1,162
Modesto Junior College$1,162
College of the Redwoods$1,182
Citrus College$1,183
Reedley College$1,304
Bakersfield College$1,325
Feather River Community College District$1,461
Eastern Arizona College$2,550
Western Nebraska Community College$2,760
Western Wyoming Community College$2,953

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