Environmental Colleges Ranking 2014

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Author: Carla Abraham

If you love the outdoors and would like to protect wild places for future generations then a degree in environment studies might be the perfect career field for you. As human populations increase and natural resources and habitats become more limited, there is a dire need for adequately trained conservation professionals in natural resources conservation.

Some of the career paths you could choose are Wildlife Conservation, Endangered Species Management, Forest Ecology and Conservation, Fisheries Management and Conservation just to name a few.

Choosing a college to complete your degree can be challenging. Understand many colleges vary according to cost, size, specialization and environment. It is important to assess your own needs and priorities when choosing a college program.

We are providing you with a National Ranking of Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges in the U.S.. We have focused our ranking on 5 main criteria;  Tuition cost, Financial aid, Admission Rate, Graduation Rate and Number of Students Enrolled.

We know that rankings are not the only criteria to use when choosing your Natural Resources and Conservation College but we hope we can assist you in making a more informed decision.

RankingCollegeTuitionFinancial AidAdmission RateGraduation RateStudentsWebsite
1Gainesville State College$2,570$8,
2University of Virginia-Main Campus$10,828$17,
3University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$11,837$17,
4University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus$1,878$7,
5University of Florida$5,044$12,
6University of Washington-Seattle Campus$8,701$15,
7The University of Texas at El Paso$8,020$17,
8University of Puerto Rico-Humacao$2,876$7,
9Utah State University$4,828$10,
10Nevada State College$3,563$15,
11Texas A&M University$8,387$14,
12Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$15,250$12,
13University of Idaho$5,402$20,
14Shepherd University$5,234$17,
15Rutgers University-New Brunswick$12,582$15,
16University of Georgia$8,736$12,
17University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$6,665$14,
18Arkansas Tech University$4,804$11,
19West Virginia University$5,406$16,
20University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff$5,033$17,
21Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus$3,900$10,
22McNeese State University$3,987$11,
23University of Wisconsin-Madison$8,983$12,
24Ohio State University-Main Campus$9,420$13,
25Metropolitan State College of Denver$4,093$10,
26Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$9,459$13,
27University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$13,096$14,
28University of Delaware$10,208$16,
29University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$12,288$12,
30The University of Montana$5,476$12,
31University of North Carolina at Pembroke$4,140$11,
32Missouri State University$6,276$20,
33North Carolina State University at Raleigh$6,529$13,
34The University of West Florida$4,154$12,
35University of Maryland-College Park$8,416$13,
36Clemson University$11,908$16,
37Northeastern State University$4,385$12,
38Miami University-Oxford$12,786$16,
39Northern Kentucky University$7,128$18,
40Lyndon State College$9,096$11,