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

5 Colleges
406 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,881 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in WisconsinNatural Resources Conservation is the #25 most popular major in Wisconsin with 406 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.5% of all the conservation bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Wisconsin ranking, we looked at 5 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 Wisconsin

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Best Natural Resources Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students

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

The student loan default rate at UW - Madison is lower than is typical, just 1.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 6,424 students at UW - Madison that take at least one class online. 4,418 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Wisconsin - Green Bay earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Green Bay, UW - Green Bay is a public college with a medium-sized student population. UW - Green Bay did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Wisconsin list.

There are approximately 2,689 students at UW - Green Bay that take at least one class online. About 3,605 of the students at UW - Green Bay are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Wisconsin - River Falls earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW - River Falls is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of River Falls. UW - River Falls also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Wisconsin rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.9%. Approximately 1,867 students take at least one class online at UW - River Falls. There are roughly 739 part time students in attendance at UW - River Falls. UW - River Falls does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best natural resources conservation schools for non-traditional students. Located in the distant town of Whitewater, UW - Whitewater is a public school with a large student population. UW - Whitewater also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Wisconsin rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.5%. Approximately 3,304 students take at least one class online at UW - Whitewater. There are roughly 2,456 part time students in attendance at UW - Whitewater. UW - Whitewater does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. UWM is a very large public school located in the city of Milwaukee. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UWM, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Wisconsin ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.3%. There are approximately 7,217 students at UWM that take at least one class online. 6,191 of UWM students are attending part time. UWM does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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
Illinois 409
Indiana 231

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 131
Forestry 98
Wildlife Management 95
Fisheries Sciences 63
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 20

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 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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