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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maine

2 Colleges
224 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,108 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in MaineIn 2018-2019, natural resources conservation students earned 224 bachelor's degrees from a Maine school, making the subject the 9th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.4% of all the conservation bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maine ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in conservation. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those conservation schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Conservation Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation Schools in Maine

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for conservation majors.

Best Value Conservation Schools in Maine


Colby College

Waterville, ME

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

It takes the average student at Colby about 4.0 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $30,382. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Colby is $122,439. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, conservation graduates from Colby take out $16,441 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 $165.

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Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources conservation schools. Located in the town of Brunswick, Bowdoin is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Bowdoin not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maine list.

At Bowdoin, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,833. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin is about $129,879. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

While working on their bachelor's, conservation majors at Bowdoin accumulate an average of around $13,751 in student debt.

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Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Natural Resources Conservation Schools in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 806
Connecticut 190
Rhode Island 72
New Hampshire 362
Vermont 319

Natural Resources Conservation is one of 5 different types of Natural Resources & Conservation programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Conservation

Related Major Annual Graduates
Wildlife Management 87
Natural Resource Management 57
Forestry 23

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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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