Natural Resources Conservation

2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Indiana

1 College
231 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,050 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in IndianaIn 2018-2019, 231 bachelor's degrees were awarded to natural resources conservation students who went to a Indiana college or university. This makes it the #53 most popular major in the state. This means that 1.4% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on conservation schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

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. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, 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.

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2021 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation School in Indiana

The following school tops our list of the Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Natural Resources Conservation School


Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Ball State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Muncie. In addition to being on our best value list, Ball State has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Indiana ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Ball State to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $26,050. 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 Ball State is $111,494. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Conservation majors at Ball State take out an average of $24,031 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $245, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 526
Ohio 500
Illinois 409
Wisconsin 406

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
Fisheries Sciences 35
Forestry 16

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Notes and References

*These values are for the top school 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.

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