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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in South Carolina

2 Colleges
103 Bachelor's Degrees
$41,096 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in South CarolinaWith 103 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources conservation is the #58 most popular major in South Carolina. This means that of the 16,348 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.6% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in South Carolina ranking, we looked at 2 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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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.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation Schools in South Carolina

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

Best Value Conservation Schools in South Carolina

University of South Carolina - Columbia earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Carolina is a public college with a very large student population. Carolina did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in South Carolina list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Carolina to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $39,917. 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 Carolina is $167,651. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, conservation graduates from Carolina take out $20,577 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 $232.

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Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Clemson. Clemson also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in South Carolina list, coming in at #1.

At Clemson, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $42,274. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Clemson be around $182,624. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

The average amount in student loans that conservation majors at Clemson take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,125. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $197.

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Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

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

One of 5 majors within the Natural Resources & Conservation area of study, Natural Resources Conservation has other similar majors worth exploring.

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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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