Forestry in Montana

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Schools Offering Forestry Programs in Montana


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Montana receive forestry degrees every year. Thus, Montana's 3 forestry schools put out approximately 33 foresters each year.

Top Schools

The University of Montana, which is located in Missoula, is the top-ranked school in Montana that has a forestry program. It received a ranking of 37th in the country in 2010. 24 students graduated with a degree in forestry from The University of Montana in 2010. The University of Montana charged in-state students $5,476 in tuition fees per year.

Salish Kootenai College, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Montana that has a forestry program. It is located in Pablo. 7 students graduated with degree in forestry from Salish Kootenai College in 2010. Salish Kootenai College charged in-state students $4,002 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Montana that has a forestry program is Blackfeet Community College. Blackfeet Community College, which was ranked 89th in the country in 2010, is located in Browning. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Blackfeet Community College forestry program. Blackfeet Community College charged in-state students $2,190 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Montana's forestry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,889 per year, though tuition can range from $5,476 per year to $2,190 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Montana forestry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year
  2. Salish Kootenai College - located in Pablo, students are charged $4,002 per year
  3. Blackfeet Community College - located in Browning, students are charged $2,190 per year

The following Montana forestry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Blackfeet Community College - located in Browning, students are charged $2,190 per year
  2. Salish Kootenai College - located in Pablo, students are charged $4,002 per year
  3. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year

A forestry degree from a Montana school... what next?

The highest percentage of forestry graduates in Montana pursue careers as a forester. In 2010, there were 220 foresters working in Montana. In Montana, the largest numbers of foresters work in the following counties:

  1. Flathead County - 90 foresters
  2. Missoula County - 50 foresters
  3. Beaverhead County - 50 foresters

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of foresters is expected to grow by 7% by 2018. There are projected to be 230 foresters working in the Montana then.

Salary

A forester in Montana earns $51,870 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Montana foresters earned as little as less than $34,280 per year or as much as more than $72,700 per year. The counties in Montana with the highest average salary for a forester are:

  1. Flathead County - $54,560 per year
  2. Beaverhead County - $51,520 per year
  3. Missoula County - $48,650 per year

The following counties in Montana have the lowest average salaries for foresters:

  1. Missoula County - $48,650 per year
  2. Beaverhead County - $51,520 per year
  3. Flathead County - $54,560 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in forestry in Montana and to compare salaries with various related fields such as forestry or public administration, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Forestry in Montana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Forestry in Montana
  • Master's Degree in Forestry in Montana
  • Doctoral Degree in Forestry in Montana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,341 miles from location The University of Montana Missoula MT 62.7497 42% 14,921
0 miles from location Salish Kootenai College Pablo MT 22.6874 n/a 1,204
7,262 miles from location Blackfeet Community College Browning MT 11.0809 n/a 533
 

Curious what studying Forestry gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Forest and Conservation Technicians + 2,420 $33,790 20.4%
2
Conservation Scientists + 460 $60,340 24.3%
3
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 270 $47,360 107.7%
4
Foresters + 220 $51,870 -24.1%
5
Forest and Conservation Workers + 80 $27,660
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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