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$8,15383%100%12www.gsc.edu
2University of Virginia-Main Campus$10,828$17,57033%97%68www.virginia.edu/
3University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$11,837$17,15351%96%82www.umich.edu
4University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus$1,878$7,89024%91%5www.uprrp.edu
5University of Florida$5,044$12,01143%96%108www.ufl.edu/
6University of Washington-Seattle Campus$8,701$15,71458%93%150washington.edu
7The University of Texas at El Paso$8,020$17,51299%71%7www.utep.edu
8University of Puerto Rico-Humacao$2,876$7,56641%88%6www.uprh.edu
9Utah State University$4,828$10,25298%74%12www.usu.edu
10Nevada State College$3,563$15,55481%66%2nsc.nevada.edu
11Texas A&M University$8,387$14,16869%93%217www.tamu.edu
12Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$15,250$12,01652%93%133www.psu.edu/
13University of Idaho$5,402$20,07079%77%111www.uidaho.edu
14Shepherd University$5,234$17,07694%66%17shepherd.edu
15Rutgers University-New Brunswick$12,582$15,01959%91%73www.rutgers.edu/
16University of Georgia$8,736$12,75954%94%48www.uga.edu
17University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill$6,665$14,11932%96%52www.unc.edu
18Arkansas Tech University$4,804$11,77991%71%13www.atu.edu
19West Virginia University$5,406$16,92388%80%71www.wvu.edu/
20University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff$5,033$17,69730%64%7www.uapb.edu
21Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus$3,900$10,95560%61%2www.enmu.edu
22McNeese State University$3,987$11,16068%67%11mcneese.edu
23University of Wisconsin-Madison$8,983$12,22367%94%22www.wisc.edu
24Ohio State University-Main Campus$9,420$13,69662%92%78www.osu.edu
25Metropolitan State College of Denver$4,093$10,73072%67%45www.mscd.edu
26Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$9,459$13,54367%91%126www.vt.edu
27University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$13,096$14,31567%93%57www.illinois.edu/
28University of Delaware$10,208$16,79951%89%38www.udel.edu/
29University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$12,288$12,10848%90%139www.umn.edu
30The University of Montana$5,476$12,11694%73%107www.umt.edu
31University of North Carolina at Pembroke$4,140$11,33179%68%4www.uncp.edu
32Missouri State University$6,276$20,49777%76%30missouristate.edu
33North Carolina State University at Raleigh$6,529$13,71155%91%74www.ncsu.edu
34The University of West Florida$4,154$12,23269%79%27www.uwf.edu
35University of Maryland-College Park$8,416$13,72845%93%14www.umd.edu
36Clemson University$11,908$16,43663%90%57www.clemson.edu
37Northeastern State University$4,385$12,10474%63%2www.nsuok.edu
38Miami University-Oxford$12,786$16,76678%89%9miami.muohio.edu
39Northern Kentucky University$7,128$18,52166%67%7www.nku.edu
40Lyndon State College$9,096$11,79998%61%6lyndonstate.edu