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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maryland

5 Colleges
417 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,219 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in MarylandIn 2018-2019, 417 bachelor's degrees were awarded to natural resources conservation students who went to a Maryland college or university. This makes it the #26 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 16,348 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.6% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maryland ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in conservation. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on conservation schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. 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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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 Value Conservation Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation Schools in Maryland

Check out the conservation programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Conservation Schools in Maryland

#1

Washington College

Chestertown, MD

Our rankings recognize Washington College as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Chestertown, Washington College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Washington College also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maryland rankings.

It takes the average student at Washington College about 4.0 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $39,684. This means that the average student pays around $160,323 to get a bachelor’s degree from Washington College. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

The average amount in student loans that conservation majors at Washington College take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,349. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $252.

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University of Maryland - College Park comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, UMCP has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maryland ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMCP is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $38,990. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMCP be around $164,148. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Conservation majors at UMCP take out an average of $19,747 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Baltimore, UMBC is a public college with a fairly large student population. UMBC also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maryland list, coming in at #3.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UMBC to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $30,735. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMBC be around $136,463. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Conservation majors at UMBC take out an average of $22,888 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 $239.

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#4

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Salisbury University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Salisbury is a medium-sized public school located in the small suburb of Salisbury. Salisbury not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maryland list.

The average student at Salisbury graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,791. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury be around $120,057. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, conservation graduates from Salisbury carry an average student debtload of $20,367. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $189, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Towson University

Towson, MD

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Towson University. Located in the city of Towson, Towson is a public school with a very large student population. Towson did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maryland list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Towson to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,897. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Towson is about $127,147. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, conservation graduates from Towson take out $16,259 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $181, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
New York 818
Pennsylvania 626
New Jersey 238
Delaware 76
District of Columbia 46

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
Wildlife Management 1

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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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