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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in the Southeast Region

24 Colleges
2,931 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,219 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in the Southeast RegionNatural Resources Conservation is the #33 most popular major in the country with 16,348 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 2,931 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in the Southeast Region ranking looked at 24 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.

More Ways to Rank Natural Resources Conservation Schools

The conservation school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Conservation Schools.

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2021 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation Schools in the Southeast Region

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

Top 10 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation Schools

University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public school with a fairly large student population. USF Tampa also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #6.

The average student at USF Tampa graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $23,095 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $99,308 to get a bachelor’s degree from USF Tampa. 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 USF Tampa carry an average student debtload of $22,120. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a very large student population. UNC Chapel Hill not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in the Southeast Region list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at UNC Chapel Hill to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,820. 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 UNC Chapel Hill is $109,694. 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 UNC Chapel Hill carry an average student debtload of $15,530. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $156.

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#3

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources conservation schools. Florida State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Tallahassee. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Florida State, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in the Southeast Region ranking.

It takes the average student at Florida State about 4.2 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $27,233. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Florida State is $115,196. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, conservation graduates from Florida State take out $19,977 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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North Carolina State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at NC State, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in the Southeast Region ranking.

The average student at NC State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and it costs about $28,493 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 NC State is $124,799. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

After completing their bachelor's degree, conservation graduates from NC State carry an average student debtload of $21,015. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. Virginia Tech also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #5.

At Virginia Tech, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,298. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech is $142,182. 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 Virginia Tech take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,563. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of North Carolina at Wilmington earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNCW is a large public school located in the midsize city of Wilmington.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UNCW is 4.3 years, and it costs about $29,031 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNCW is about $124,833. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

The average amount in student loans that conservation majors at UNCW take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,492. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Appalachian State University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Appalachian State is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Boone.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Appalachian State is 4.3 years, and it costs about $22,137 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $95,410 to get a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State. 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 Appalachian State take out while working on their bachelor's is $16,881. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $163.

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#8

Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources conservation schools. Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Duke also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in the Southeast Region rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Duke is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,472. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Duke is $129,035. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, conservation graduates from Duke carry an average student debtload of $11,245. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $85.

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University of South Florida - St. Petersburg landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources conservation schools. Located in the city of St. Petersburg, USFSP is a public college with a small student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at USFSP is 4.5 years, and it costs about $23,249 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 USFSP is $105,085. 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 USFSP carry an average student debtload of $22,120. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia - Main Campus comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville. University of Virginia also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in the Southeast Region rankings.

At University of Virginia, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $41,266. 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 University of Virginia is $167,540. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, conservation majors at University of Virginia accumulate an average of around $15,973 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $156.

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Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges by State

Explore the best natural resources conservation schools for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 162
Florida 730
Tennessee 91
North Carolina 732
Virginia 363
South Carolina 103
Alabama 173
Kentucky 109
Arkansas 68
Louisiana 78
Mississippi 9
West Virginia 313

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Wildlife Management 512
Forestry 500
Natural Resource Management 341
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 3

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 24 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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