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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Ohio

6 Colleges
500 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,447 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in OhioWith 500 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources conservation is the #41 most popular major in Ohio. This means that 3.1% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Ohio ranking, we looked at 6 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.

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2021 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation Schools in Ohio

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

Best Value Conservation Schools in Ohio

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ohio State University - Main Campus. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the city of Columbus. Ohio State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Ohio list.

At Ohio State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $34,273. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State is about $148,402. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, conservation graduates from Ohio State take out $22,805 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 $240.

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#2

Denison University

Granville, OH

Our rankings recognize Denison University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small suburb of Granville, Denison is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Denison has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Ohio ranking.

It takes the average student at Denison about 4.0 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,933. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Denison is about $148,840. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, conservation graduates from Denison take out $22,184 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $247, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Cleveland State University. Located in the large city of Cleveland, Cleveland State University is a public school with a fairly large student population. Cleveland State University also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Ohio rankings.

The average student at Cleveland State University graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,655. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University is about $108,103. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

The average amount in student loans that conservation majors at Cleveland State University take out while working on their bachelor's is $25,715. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $243.

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University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

University of Toledo comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. University of Toledo is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Toledo. University of Toledo did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Ohio list.

The average student at University of Toledo graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,458. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Toledo be around $121,178. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, conservation graduates from University of Toledo take out $23,013 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $247, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Miami University - Oxford as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Miami of Ohio is a fairly large public school located in the town of Oxford. Miami of Ohio also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Ohio rankings.

It takes the average student at Miami of Ohio about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $37,143. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Miami of Ohio is about $154,886. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, conservation graduates from Miami of Ohio take out $23,593 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $242.

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Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the fringe town of Oberlin, Oberlin is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Oberlin did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Ohio list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Oberlin to complete their degree, and it costs about $48,221 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin is $200,117. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, conservation graduates from Oberlin take out $19,531 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $230, based 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
Illinois 409
Indiana 231
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
Natural Resource Management 106
Wildlife Management 33
Fisheries Sciences 1

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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.

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