San Luis Obispo has a general population of 44,174 and an overall student population of 31,858. Approximately 19,325 of San Luis Obispo's students are enrolled in schools that offer forestry programs.
The largest forestry school in San Luis Obispo, by student population, is California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Approximately 44 students graduated in 2010 from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with credentials in forestry.
In 2010, 44 students graduated with a forestry degree from one of San Luis Obispo's forestry schools. Tuition in 2009 at San Luis Obispo's forestry schools was $21,249 per year for instate students and $32,409 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forestry program in San Luis Obispo. And if you live on campus at one of the San Luis Obispo-based forestry schools, you will have an added expense of $9,623 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,403.
If you decide to work as a forester in San Luis Obispo, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,800 foresters in California, 100 were working in the greater San Luis Obispo area. San Luis Obispo's forester workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for foresters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forester in San Luis Obispo is $53,370 per year, which is higher than the average for foresters state-wide.
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