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2022 Best Fisheries Sciences Schools

19 Colleges in the United States
417 Fisheries Degrees Awarded
$26,120 Avg Early-Career Salary
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a degree in fisheries sciences. It is ranked #267 out of 368 major degree programs in terms of popularity. As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 19 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for fisheries sciences students pursuing a degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 417 degrees in fisheries sciences during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Fisheries Sciences School

Best Fisheries Sciences Schools Your choice of fisheries sciences school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. In order to come up with a best overall ranking for fisheries sciences schools, we combine our degree-level rankings, weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Fisheries Sciences Rankings by Degree Level

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Fisheries Sciences Schools list to help you make the college decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

Best Schools for Fisheries Sciences in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the fisheries degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Schools in Fisheries

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA

It's difficult to beat Virginia Tech if you want to pursue a degree in fisheries sciences. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were roughly 16 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX

Texas A&M University - College Station is a great choice for students interested in a degree in fisheries sciences. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #81 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were roughly 26 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
61 Fisheries Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point if you want to pursue a degree in fisheries sciences. Located in the distant town of Stevens Point, UW - Stevens Point is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #450 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UW - Stevens Point is a great university overall.

There were approximately 61 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at UW - Stevens Point in the most recent data year.

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#4

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In FL

Any student who is interested in fisheries sciences needs to check out University of Florida. Located in the city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were approximately 24 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In AK

UAF is a moderately-sized public university located in the suburb of Fairbanks. This university ranks 3rd out of 4 schools for overall quality in the state of Alaska.

There were approximately 12 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at UAF in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IA

Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #146 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Iowa State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 2 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In OR

MHCC is a medium-sized public college located in the large suburb of Gresham. This college ranks 19th out of 36 colleges for overall quality in the state of Oregon.

There were approximately 8 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at MHCC in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
87 Fisheries Degrees Awarded

Oregon State is a very large public university located in the small city of Corvallis. A Best Schools rank of #436 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Oregon State is a great university overall.

There were about 87 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at Oregon State in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduation, fisheries degree recipients generally earn around $24,800 at the beginning of their careers.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In RI

Located in the large suburb of Kingston, URI is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #435 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means URI is a great university overall.

There were roughly 10 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at URI in the most recent data year.

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#10

Lake Superior State University

Sault Ste Marie, MI
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$21,889 Median Student Debt

Lake Superior State University is a small public university located in the remote town of Sault Ste Marie. This university ranks 30th out of 67 schools for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were roughly 24 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at Lake Superior State University in the most recent data year. Graduates who receive their degree from the fisheries program earn about $26,700 in their early career salary.

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Fisheries Sciences by Region

View the Best Fisheries Sciences Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Fisheries Sciences is one of 5 different types of Natural Resources & Conservation programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 21,317
Natural Resource Management 2,509
Wildlife Management 2,030
Forestry 2,005
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 118

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Ootahara.

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