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2021 Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Oregon

3 Colleges
393 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,265 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Natural Resources Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in OregonIn 2018-2019, 393 bachelor's degrees were awarded to natural resources conservation students who went to a Oregon college or university. This makes it the #20 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.4% of all the conservation bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Oregon ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in conservation. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great natural resources conservation programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the natural resources conservation program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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 Natural Resources Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Oregon

Check out the conservation programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Natural Resources Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's natural resources conservation ranking for non-traditional students. Oregon State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Corvallis. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Oregon State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Oregon ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.9%. Approximately 6,917 students take at least one class online at Oregon State. 8,853 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Portland State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best natural resources conservation schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Portland, Portland State University is a public school with a very large student population. Portland State University not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Oregon list.

About 6.7% of Portland State University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,409 students at Portland State University that take at least one class online. 8,935 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

Our rankings recognize University of Oregon as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Eugene, UO is a public school with a very large student population. UO also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Oregon rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. Approximately 2,926 students take at least one class online at UO. There are roughly 1,941 part time students in attendance at UO. UO does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 2,768
Washington 694
Nevada 55
Hawaii 48
Alaska 25

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
Natural Resource Management 167
Fisheries Sciences 129
Forestry 88
Wildlife Management 16

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 schools only.

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Lynn Betts.

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