• April 23, 2014

Doctoral Programs by the Numbers

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Forestry and Forest Sciences

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Auburn U.
Forestry
28 33 24 33 15 31 5 14 24 32
Clemson U.
Forest Resources
12 29 11 32 1 18 16 26 15 28
Colorado State U.
Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship
20 31 5 25 31 32 5 14 22 33
Iowa State U.
Forestry
32 33 16 33 33 33 12 22 13 33
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Forestry
9 26 8 30 15 30 4 12 10 25
Michigan State U.
Forestry
7 22 6 25 13 27 8 18 11 30
Michigan Technological U.
Forest Science
2 10 2 14 2 15 5 14 7 23
Michigan Technological U.
Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
1 3 2 6 1 13 2 4 5 29
Mississippi State U.
Forest Products (degree: Ph.D. in Forest Resources)
21 32 15 33 16 29 8 16 15 32
Mississippi State U.
Forestry (degree: Ph.D. in Forest Resources)
25 32 16 33 9 30 31 33 22 33
North Carolina State U.
Forestry
12 28 10 30 23 32 11 22 5 16
North Carolina State U.
Wood and Paper Science
10 27 9 31 2 27 9 25 7 23
Oregon State U.
Forest Engineering
7 26 10 32 2 11 32 33 13 28
Oregon State U.
Forest Science
2 11 2 14 8 26 19 28 3 15
Oregon State U.
Forest Resources
8 26 8 30 2 17 15 25 12 27
Oregon State U.
Wood Science
7 24 2 19 13 27 19 29 5 21
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Forest Resources
5 23 6 29 1 10 28 32 5 19
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Wildlife and Fisheries Science
8 28 3 25 21 31 26 31 13 30
Purdue U. Main Campus
Forestry & Natural Resources
4 17 10 31 10 28 2 3 4 17
Texas A&M U.
Forestry
6 25 3 24 5 27 1 1 16 33
Texas A&M U.
Rangeland Ecology and Management
15 30 5 27 15 30 8 19 8 30
U. of Florida
Forest Resources and Conservation
22 32 12 31 13 30 3 5 13 26
U. of Georgia
Forest Resources
4 21 3 23 21 31 20 28 3 12
U. of Idaho
Forest Resources
5 23 4 25 9 24 5 13 10 30
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Forest Resources
14 28 23 33 7 29 29 32 8 26
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Natural Resource Science and Management
4 16 7 29 1 14 13 22 2 11
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Forestry
13 30 4 28 2 24 14 24 18 33
U. of Montana at Missoula
Forestry
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
U. of Tennessee
Natural Resources
21 32 15 33 7 27 23 30 19 32
U. of Washing-
ton

Forest Resources
4 18 7 27 10 26 9 17 1 5
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Forestry
1 2 1 1 11 28 15 26 1 6
Virginia Tech
Forest Products
11 28 7 31 1 13 15 28 6 27
Virginia Tech
Forestry
3 18 4 27 1 10 23 29 3 13
Yale U.
Forestry & Environmental Studies
3 9 5 21 4 17 4 10 1 6
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.

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