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

5 Colleges
417 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,603 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MarylandWith 417 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources conservation is the #26 most popular major in Maryland. This means that of the 16,348 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.6% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Maryland ranking looked at 5 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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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 Maryland

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 Maryland Global Campus has taken the #1 spot in this year's natural resources conservation ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public school with a fairly large student population. UMGC did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maryland list.

About 6.1% of UMGC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 48,432 students at UMGC are exclusively online. There are roughly 50,899 part time students in attendance at UMGC. UMGC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize University of Maryland - College Park as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public school with a fairly large student population. UMCP also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maryland list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at UMCP is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,138 students at UMCP that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,597 part time students in attendance at UMCP. UMCP does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Towson University

Towson, MD

Our rankings recognize Towson University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Towson, Towson is a public college with a fairly large student population. Towson did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maryland list.

The student loan default rate at Towson is lower than is typical, just 3.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 3,895 students at Towson that take at least one class online. About 4,538 of the students at Towson 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 Maryland - Baltimore County landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best natural resources conservation schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Baltimore, UMBC is a public school with a large student population. UMBC also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maryland rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.2%. Approximately 822 students take at least one class online at UMBC. 2,939 students are part time.

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Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

Our rankings recognize Salisbury University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Salisbury is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Salisbury. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Salisbury has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Maryland ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.3%. Approximately 1,259 students take at least one class online at Salisbury. There are roughly 970 part time students in attendance at Salisbury. Salisbury does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
New York 818
Pennsylvania 626
New Jersey 238
Delaware 76
District of Columbia 46

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 22
Wildlife Management 11
Forestry 10

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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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