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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Wisconsin

5 Colleges
406 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,881 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in WisconsinWith 406 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources conservation is the #25 most popular major in Wisconsin. This means that of the 16,348 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.5% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Wisconsin ranking looked at 5 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 Wisconsin

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

Best Value Conservation Schools in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - River Falls earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW - River Falls is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of River Falls. UW - River Falls not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Wisconsin list.

It takes the average student at UW - River Falls about 4.4 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,058. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UW - River Falls is $88,656. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

While working on their bachelor's, conservation majors at UW - River Falls accumulate an average of around $21,721 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $245.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Green Bay as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Green Bay, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is a public college with a medium-sized student population. University of Wisconsin - Green Bay not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Wisconsin list.

It takes the average student at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay about 4.5 years to graduate, and it costs about $19,013 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin - Green Bay be around $84,608. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Conservation majors at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay take out an average of $19,275 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $202.

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources conservation schools. Located in the town of Whitewater, UW - Whitewater is a public college with a fairly large student population. UW - Whitewater also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Wisconsin rankings.

The average student at UW - Whitewater graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,164. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Whitewater is $91,343. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, conservation graduates from UW - Whitewater take out $25,541 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $279, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Madison as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Wisconsin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Madison. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Wisconsin, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Wisconsin ranking.

The average student at Wisconsin graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $38,721. 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 Wisconsin is $167,662. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, conservation graduates from Wisconsin carry an average student debtload of $20,542. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $213, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources conservation schools. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a fairly large public school located in the city of Milwaukee. In addition to being on our best value list, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Wisconsin ranking.

At University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,448. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is about $125,892. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

Conservation majors at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee take out an average of $26,808 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, 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
Indiana 231

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 93
Forestry 88
Wildlife Management 88
Fisheries Sciences 63
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 20

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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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