Reno has a general population of 180,480 and an overall student population of 30,362. Approximately 16,875 of Reno's students are enrolled in schools that offer forestry programs.
University of Nevada-Reno is the largest forestry school in Reno, based on student population. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from University of Nevada-Reno with credentials in forestry.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a forestry degree in Reno. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,345 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Reno forestry schools was an average of $32,685 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forestry program in Reno. And if you live on campus at one of the Reno-based forestry schools, you will have an added expense of $9,245 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,095.
After graduating with your credentials in forestry, if you decide to work as a forester in Reno, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 570 foresters in Nevada. Of these foresters, 130 were working in the greater Reno area. The number of foresters in Reno is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for foresters.
As a forester in Reno, you can expect to make an average salary of $65,920 per year. This is higher than the average salary for foresters in the state.