Natural Resources Conservation

2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in Indiana

231 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,800 Avg Salary
$28,462 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Natural Resources Conservation School for You

Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in IndianaIn 2018-2019, 231 bachelor's degrees were awarded to natural resources conservation students who went to a Indiana college or university. This makes it the #53 most popular major in the state. This means that 1.4% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. 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 Highest Paid Conservation list to help you make the college decision.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Natural Resources Conservation Majors

The average natural resources conservation major who graduates from a school in Indiana earns about $31,800 per year during the early years of their career. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 20% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Looking at conservation schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $30,240. This means that graduates from schools in Indiana make 5% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Conservation Graduates from Schools in Indiana  31,800
Average Salary for Conservation Graduates from Schools Nationwide  30,240
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Grads in Indiana

The following colleges produce the highest paid conservation graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Conservation Graduates in Indiana


Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Ball State University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid natural resources conservation school. Ball State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Muncie. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, conservation majors make an average salary of $31,800.

Conservation majors at Ball State take out an average of $24,031 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $245, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 526
Ohio 246 500
Illinois 231 409
Wisconsin 209 406

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
Fisheries Sciences 35
Forestry 16

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Notes and References

  • 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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