Forestry Schools In Colorado

Forestry classes faculty can choose to work at one of 2 accredited forestry schools in Colorado. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the forestry academic community in Colorado, and the future trends in forestry training at the following levels:

  • Forestry Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Forestry
  • Masters degree in Forestry
  • PhD degree in Forestry


  1. Colorado Mountain College

    831 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601-0233

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Forestry Employment

Colorado 3,190
National 128,010

Of all of the forestry professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Colorado.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Colorado

2,720 2,610 3,210 3,340 3,190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, the field of forestry is growing. In Colorado, 470 more forestry professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 17% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the change in the number of forestry professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of forestry professionals has grown by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Forestry VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$53,105 $50,584 $50,560 $52,508 $57,745
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to forestry professionals are growing in Colorado. Forestry professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $53,105 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $57,745 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Colorado

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This represents a 8% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Colorado, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of forestry. The pay differential between the highest paid forestry professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 110%

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Colorado

Fire Science
Public Administration

In Colorado, forestry professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Forestry programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado


As the number of forestry professionals is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited forestry schools in Colorado state is decreasing. In 2006, 118 students graduated from forestry courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 38 students graduated.

Thus there was a 68% percent decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. A majority of these graduates, or 25%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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