Forestry Schools In Indiana

In Indiana, there is only one accredited school where forestry classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Indiana's forestry academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in forestry includes forestry training at the following levels:

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


  1. Purdue University-Main Campus

    Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2040

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Indiana Vs. National Forestry Employment

Indiana 1,280
National 128,010

Approximately 1% of the country's forestry professionals work in Indiana state.

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Indiana

1,290 1,090 1,140 1,160 1,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of forestry professionals is shrinking in Indiana. In 2010 there were 10 less forestry professionals working in Indiana than there were in 2006. Thus, in Indiana, this field has shrunk by 1% in four years. This decline is slower 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 Indiana

$47,275 $47,730 $47,940 $49,168 $49,982
$41,263 $43,445 $44,845 $44,830 $45,974
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by forestry professionals is increasing in Indiana. The mean salary for forestry professionals in 2006 was $47,275 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $49,982 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Indiana

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This represents a growth in salaries of 5%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of forestry, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid forestry professionals earning 120% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Indiana state.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Indiana

Fire Science
Public Administration

Forestry professionals in Indiana earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the only accredited forestry school in Indiana is decreasing. In Indiana, there were 84 graduates in 2006. And there were 30 graduates from forestry courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 64% percent decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in Indiana. Most of these graduates, or 33%, earned a bachelor's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Indiana

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