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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Oregon

3 Colleges
393 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,265 Avg Cost*

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Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in OregonNatural Resources Conservation is the #20 most popular major in Oregon with 393 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 2.4% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Oregon ranking looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in conservation. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those conservation schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Conservation Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation Schools in Oregon

The following schools top our list of the Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Conservation Schools in Oregon

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Our rankings recognize Oregon State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Oregon State is a very large public school located in the small city of Corvallis. Oregon State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Oregon list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Oregon State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,361. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State is $160,539. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Conservation majors at Oregon State take out an average of $22,836 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $254.

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#2

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

University of Oregon earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Eugene, UO is a public school with a fairly large student population. UO also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Oregon list, coming in at #2.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UO is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $40,486. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UO is $174,495. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

On average, conservation graduates from UO take out $21,152 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $228.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Portland State University. Located in the large city of Portland, Portland State University is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Portland State University, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Oregon ranking.

It takes the average student at Portland State University about 4.7 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,948. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Portland State University is $141,654. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, conservation graduates from Portland State University carry an average student debtload of $28,029. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $288.

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Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Natural Resources Conservation Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 2,768
Washington 694
Nevada 55
Hawaii 48
Alaska 25

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resource Management 113
Fisheries Sciences 103
Forestry 14

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 schools only.

  • 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 Lynn Betts.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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