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Forestry Schools In Mississippi

There are 10 accredited forestry schools in Mississippi for faculty who teach forestry classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of forestry and forestry training in Mississippi, which includes forestry training at the following levels:


  1. Copiah-Lincoln Community College

    1001 Co-Lin Lane, Wesson, Mississippi 39191

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. East Central Community College

    275 West Broad Street, Decatur, Mississippi 39327-0129

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  3. East Mississippi Community College

    1512 Kemper Street, Scooba, Mississippi 39358-0158

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Hinds Community College

    505 East Main Street, Raymond, Mississippi 39154

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Holmes Community College

    #1 Hill St, Goodman, Mississippi 39079

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  6. Itawamba Community College

    602 W Hill St, Fulton, Mississippi 38843-1099

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Jones County Junior College

    900 S Court St, Ellisville, Mississippi 39437

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Mississippi State University

    Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

    157 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Northeast Mississippi Community College

    101 Cunningham Blvd, Booneville, Mississippi 38829

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  10. Northwest Mississippi Community College

    4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714

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Professional Trends

Mississippi Vs. National Forestry Employment

Mississippi 1,660
National 128,010

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

Employment Growth for Forestry professionals In Mississippi

2,340 1,920 2,020 1,780 1,660
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Mississippi, forestry is a shrinking field. 680 less forestry professionals were working in Mississippi in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of forestry has shrunk by 29% in Mississippi. This decline 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 Mississippi

$36,235 $37,638 $38,698 $41,346 $39,654
$37,233 $40,105 $41,284 $42,076 $42,366
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forestry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by forestry professionals is increasing in Mississippi. The mean salary for forestry professionals in 2006 was $36,235 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $39,654 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forestry professionals in Mississippi

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This represents a 9% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of forestry, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid forestry professionals earning 123% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Mississippi state.

Average Salaries for Forestry professionals and related professions in Mississippi

Fire Science
Public Administration

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of forestry professionals is decreasing in Mississippi state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited forestry schools in Mississippi state is decreasing. In 2006, 142 students graduated from forestry courses in Mississippi. And in 2010, 80 students graduated.

Thus there was a 44% percent decrease in the number of forestry school degree or certificate graduates in Mississippi. Most of these graduates, or 71%, earned a associate's degree in forestry.

Forestry Faculty Salaries in Mississippi

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