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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in New Hampshire

4 Colleges
362 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,509 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in New HampshireNatural Resources Conservation is the #14 most popular major in New Hampshire with 362 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.2% of all the conservation bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in New Hampshire ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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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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 New Hampshire

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

Best Value Conservation Schools in New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire - Main Campus comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the small suburb of Durham, U of NH is a public school with a large student population. U of NH not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in New Hampshire list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at U of NH to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,404. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of NH be around $149,984. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that conservation majors at U of NH take out while working on their bachelor's is $25,630. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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Keene State College

Keene, NH

Keene State College comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Keene, Keene State is a public school with a small student population. Keene State also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in New Hampshire list, coming in at #2.

It takes the average student at Keene State about 4.2 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,076. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Keene State be around $121,247. 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 Keene State carry an average student debtload of $24,130. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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Plymouth State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Plymouth, Plymouth State is a public college with a small student population. Plymouth State also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in New Hampshire rankings.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Plymouth State to complete their degree, and it costs about $28,566 per year to attend the school. 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 Plymouth State is $122,262. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, conservation graduates from Plymouth State take out $25,065 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 $280.

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Southern New Hampshire University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. SNHU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Manchester. In addition to being on our best value list, SNHU has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in New Hampshire ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SNHU is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $47,990. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SNHU is about $197,239. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, conservation graduates from SNHU take out $16,291 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 $161.

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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
Maine 224
Vermont 319

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resource Management 27
Wildlife Management 26
Forestry 5

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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