Forestry in Illinois

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Schools Offering Forestry Programs in Illinois


Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of Illinois receive forestry degrees every year. Thus, Illinois' 2 forestry schools put out approximately 49 foresters each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Illinois that has a forestry program is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, which was ranked 70th in the country in 2010, is located in Carbondale. 48 students graduated with a degree in forestry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2010. The tuition rate at Southern Illinois University Carbondale was $10,468 per year.

College of Lake County, which was ranked 87th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Illinois that has a forestry program. It is located in Grayslake. Students at College of Lake County paid $2,968 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Illinois' forestry schools ranges from $10,468 per year to $2,968 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,718 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Illinois forestry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Southern Illinois University Carbondale - located in Carbondale, students are charged $10,468 per year
  2. College of Lake County - located in Grayslake, students are charged $2,968 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Illinois forestry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. College of Lake County - located in Grayslake, students are charged $2,968 per year
  2. Southern Illinois University Carbondale - located in Carbondale, students are charged $10,468 per year

A forestry degree from an Illinois school... what next?

A large number of Illinois forestry graduates become foresters. In 2010, there were 180 foresters working in Illinois. The Illinois counties with the largest populations of foresters are:

  1. Cook County - 90 foresters

Salary

A forester in Illinois earns $67,590 per year on average. However, Illinois foresters earned anywhere in the range from as less than $46,470 per year to more than $90,470 per year in 2010. The following counties in Illinois have the highest average salaries for foresters:

  1. Cook County - $65,070 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Illinois statistics regarding a career in forestry. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as forestry or public administration.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Forestry in Illinois
  • Master's Degree in Forestry in Illinois
  • Certificate in Forestry in Illinois

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,182 miles from location Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale IL 29.5829 31% 20,350
6,123 miles from location College of Lake County Grayslake IL 13.4699 n/a 18,092
 

Curious what studying Forestry gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Illinois

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 3,080 $94,580 63.8%
2
Conservation Scientists + 330 $66,900 32.0%
3
Forest and Conservation Workers + 290 $29,780 107.1%
4
Forest and Conservation Technicians + 190 $37,200 -26.9%
5
Foresters + 180 $67,590 100.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are forestry related jobs in Illinois