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2022 Best Fisheries Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools

14 Colleges in the United States
315 Bachelor's Degrees
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a Bachelor's Degree in fisheries sciences. It is ranked #217 out of 338 major degree programs in terms of popularity. While this may limit the number of schools that offer the degree program, there are still top-quality ones to be found.

College Factual reviewed 14 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for bachelor's degree seekers in the field of fisheries sciences. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 315 bachelor's degrees in fisheries sciences during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Fisheries Sciences School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best Fisheries Sciences Bachelor's Degree Schools The fisheries bachelor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality fisheries program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

The overall quality of a bachelor's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 65% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 1207 to 372 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Graduates Earn More After College

One measure we use to determine the quality of a fisheries sciences school is to look at the average salary of bachelor's graduates during the early years of their career. Bachelor's Degree holders from a school in the United States make an average starting salary of $26,120, but the students who attended one of the top 14 schools of our list make an average of $26,500.

Starting Salary  ( 23675 to 28024 )
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$29,500

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to fisheries sciences students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other fisheries sciences students want to attend this school to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for fisheries sciences to pay back their student loans after receiving their bachelor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized fisheries sciences related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for fisheries sciences students working on their bachelor's degree.

More Ways to Rank Fisheries Sciences Schools

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 Bachelor's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Fisheries Sciences in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in fisheries sciences.

10 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Fisheries

26 Annual Graduates
$23,120 Median Student Debt

Texas A&M University - College Station is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in fisheries sciences. Texas A&M College Station is a very large public university located in the city of College Station. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #72 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were about 26 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their bachelor's from the fisheries program state that they receive average early career earnings of $25,000.

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61 Annual Graduates
$23,925 Median Student Debt

It's difficult to beat University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in fisheries sciences. UW - Stevens Point is a medium-sized public university located in the town of Stevens Point. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #354 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means UW - Stevens Point is a great university overall.

There were roughly 61 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at UW - Stevens Point in the most recent data year. Those fisheries sciences students who get their bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point earn $3,380 more than the typical fisheries student.

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#3

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR
75 Annual Graduates
$25,111 Median Student Debt

Oregon State University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a bachelor's degree in fisheries sciences. Located in the small city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #349 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Oregon State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 75 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at Oregon State in the most recent data year. After graduating, fisheries bachelor's recipients usually earn around $24,800 in their early careers.

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10 Annual Graduates

University of Rhode Island is a great decision for students interested in a bachelor's degree in fisheries sciences. URI is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Kingston. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #333 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means URI is a great university overall.

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

More information about a bachelor’s in fisheries sciences from University of Rhode Island

1 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Fairbanks, UAF is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 1st out of 4 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Alaska.

There were about 1 fisheries sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at UAF in the most recent data year.

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#6

Lake Superior State University

Sault Ste Marie, MI
24 Annual Graduates
$21,889 Median Student Debt

Located in the remote town of Sault Ste Marie, Lake Superior State University is a public university with a small student population. This university ranks 28th out of 40 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Michigan.

There were approximately 24 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at Lake Superior State University in the most recent data year. Bachelor's students who receive their degree from the fisheries program make about $26,700 for their early career.

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#7

SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY
13 Annual Graduates

SUNY Cobleskill is a small public school located in the distant town of Cobleskill. This school ranks 91st out of 124 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of New York.

There were about 13 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at SUNY Cobleskill in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in fisheries sciences from SUNY Cobleskill

8 Annual Graduates

USU is a very large public university located in the city of Logan. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #759 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means USU is a great university overall.

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

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#9

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
35 Annual Graduates
$21,500 Median Student Debt

Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #99 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were roughly 35 fisheries sciences students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA
1 Annual Graduates

Juniata is a small private not-for-profit college located in the town of Huntingdon. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #346 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Juniata is a great college overall.More information about a bachelor’s in fisheries sciences from Juniata College

Fisheries Sciences by Region

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

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One of 5 majors within the Natural Resources & Conservation area of study, Fisheries Sciences has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 17,043
Wildlife Management 1,625
Natural Resource Management 1,465
Forestry 1,193
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 92

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. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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