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

6 Colleges
526 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,501 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MichiganWith 526 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources conservation is the #34 most popular major in Michigan. This means that 3.2% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Michigan ranking looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in conservation. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality natural resources conservation programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the natural resources conservation program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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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.

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

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying conservation.

Best Natural Resources Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor tops the 2021 list of our schools in Michigan that are best for non-traditional natural resources conservation students. U-M is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, U-M has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Michigan ranking.

About 1.1% of U-M students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 487 students take at least one class online at U-M. There are roughly 2,376 part time students in attendance at U-M. U-M does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

Our rankings recognize Oakland University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Oakland is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Rochester Hills. Oakland also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Michigan list, coming in at #4.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.4%. Approximately 4,058 students take at least one class online at Oakland. About 4,704 of the students at Oakland are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan State University. Located in the small city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Michigan State also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Michigan rankings.

The student loan default rate at Michigan State is lower than is typical, just 3.4% of students default in three years. Approximately 9,273 students take at least one class online at Michigan State. There are roughly 6,488 part time students in attendance at Michigan State.

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Grand Valley State University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. GVSU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Allendale. As a testament to the quality of education offered at GVSU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Michigan ranking.

About 3.8% of GVSU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 2,115 students at GVSU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,024 part time students in attendance at GVSU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public college with a fairly large student population. Central Michigan also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Michigan rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. 4,102 of Central Michigan students are exclusively distance learners. 5,656 students are part time. Central Michigan does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northern Michigan University. Northern Michigan University is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Marquette. Northern Michigan University did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Michigan list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.5%. There are approximately 1,641 students at Northern Michigan University that take at least one class online. 1,257 of Northern Michigan University students 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 Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Ohio 500
Illinois 409
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.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Wildlife Management 85
Forestry 66
Fisheries Sciences 52
Natural Resource Management 49

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 6 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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