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

4 Colleges
409 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,986 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IllinoisWith 409 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources conservation is the #43 most popular major in Illinois. This means that of the 16,348 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.5% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois ranking, we looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in conservation. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent natural resources conservation programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the natural resources conservation program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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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 Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Natural Resources Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois

The following schools top our list of the Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Natural Resources Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has taken the #1 spot in this year's natural resources conservation ranking for non-traditional students. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Champaign. UIUC also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Illinois rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.9%. Approximately 12,503 students take at least one class online at UIUC. About 6,389 of the students at UIUC are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Loyola University Chicago. Loyola Chicago is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Loyola Chicago, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Illinois ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.2%. 1,136 students at Loyola Chicago are exclusively online. 2,010 of Loyola Chicago students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Northern Illinois University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small suburb of Dekalb, NIU is a public school with a fairly large student population. NIU also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Illinois list, coming in at #4.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.8%. There are approximately 1,378 students at NIU that take at least one class online. 3,985 of NIU students are attending part time.

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DePaul University

Chicago, IL

DePaul University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. DePaul is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago. As a testament to the quality of education offered at DePaul, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Illinois ranking.

About 4.1% of DePaul students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,606 students take at least one class online at DePaul. About 4,252 of the students at DePaul are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 526
Ohio 500
Indiana 231
Wisconsin 406

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

Majors Similar to Conservation

Related Major Annual Graduates
Forestry 63
Natural Resource Management 21
Wildlife Management 1

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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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