Bend has a general population of 52,029 and an overall student population of 6,383. Approximately 6,261 of Bend's students are enrolled in schools that offer forestry programs.
Bend's largest forestry school is Central Oregon Community College. In 2010, Central Oregon Community College graduated approximately 28 students with credentials in forestry.
A reported 28 students graduated with credentials in forestry in Bend in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Bend's forestry schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,967 per year in instate tuition and $18,387 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,125 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forestry program in Bend. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,692 per year, on average, for room and board at Bend-based forestry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,275.
After graduating with your credentials in forestry, if you decide to work as a forester in Bend, your job prospects are not very good. There were 3,930 foresters working in Oregon and 260 working in the greater Bend area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of foresters is expected to decrease by 0% in Bend. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for foresters.
As a forester in Bend, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,920 per year. This is higher than the average salary for foresters in the state.