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Forestry in Georgia

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Schools Offering Forestry Programs in Georgia

Around 0.0% of Georgia's graduates graduate from forestry degree programs every year. Thus, Georgia's 6 forestry schools put out approximately 101 foresters each year.

Top Schools

University of Georgia, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a forestry program. It is located in Athens. In 2010, 54 students graduated from University of Georgia's forestry program. University of Georgia charged in-state students $8,736 in tuition fees per year.

Altamaha Technical College, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a forestry program. It is located in Jesup. In 2010, Altamaha Technical College graduated 5 students from its forestry program. The tuition rate at Altamaha Technical College was $2,268 per year.

South Georgia Technical College, which is located in Americus, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a forestry program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. Tuition at South Georgia Technical College was $2,340 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's forestry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,474 per year, though tuition can range from $8,736 per year to $2,268 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Georgia forestry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Georgia - located in Athens, students are charged $8,736 per year
  2. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College - located in Tifton, students are charged $2,962 per year
  3. South Georgia Technical College - located in Americus, students are charged $2,340 per year

The forestry schools in Georgia that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Okefenokee Technical College - located in Waycross, students are charged $2,268 per year
  2. Altamaha Technical College - located in Jesup, students are charged $2,268 per year
  3. Southeastern Technical College - located in Vidalia, students are charged $2,268 per year

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

A large number of Georgia forestry graduates become foresters. In 2010, there were 250 foresters working in Georgia. In Georgia, the largest numbers of foresters work in the following counties:

  1. Appling County - 50 foresters
  2. Bulloch County


On average, a forester earns a salary of $56,220 per year in Georgia state. However, Georgia foresters earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,850 per year to more than $96,850 per year in 2010. A forester in the following Georgia counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bulloch County - $56,020 per year
  2. Appling County - $55,610 per year

The Georgia counties with the lowest average salary for foresters are:

  1. Appling County - $55,610 per year
  2. Bulloch County - $56,020 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in forestry and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as forestry or public administration.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Forestry in Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Forestry in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Forestry in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Forestry in Georgia
  • Certificate in Forestry in Georgia

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Curious what studying Forestry gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists n/a $37,410
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 2,190 $52,380 12.9%
Forest and Conservation Technicians 270 $41,160 17.4%
Forest and Conservation Workers 260 $24,630 44.4%
Foresters 250 $56,220 4.2%
Conservation Scientists 210 $61,320 50.0%

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