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

5 Colleges
626 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,101 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in PennsylvaniaIn 2018-2019, 626 bachelor's degrees were awarded to natural resources conservation students who went to a Pennsylvania college or university. This makes it the #46 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 16,348 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.8% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Pennsylvania ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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

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

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Pennsylvania that are best for non-traditional natural resources conservation students. Drexel is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia. Drexel also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Pennsylvania list, coming in at #1.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. There are approximately 1,528 students at Drexel that take at least one class online. 6,322 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Ship is a medium-sized public school located in the fringe town of Shippensburg. Ship also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Pennsylvania list, coming in at #7.

The student loan default rate at Ship is lower than is typical, just 6.8% of students default in three years. 187 of Ship students are exclusively distance learners. 1,110 of Ship students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California University of Pennsylvania. Located in the suburb of California, Cal U is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Cal U also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Pennsylvania rankings.

The student loan default rate at Cal U is lower than is typical, just 7.4% of students default in three years. 2,965 students at Cal U are exclusively online. There are roughly 2,311 part time students in attendance at Cal U. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pennsylvania State University - University Park. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the city of University Park. Penn State University Park did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Pennsylvania list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. There are approximately 13,255 students at Penn State University Park that take at least one class online. 1,670 of Penn State University Park students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#5

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Temple is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Philadelphia. Temple did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Pennsylvania list.

About 5.1% of Temple students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 5,543 students take at least one class online at Temple. About 5,358 of the students at Temple are attending part time. Temple 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 Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 818
Maryland 417
New Jersey 238
Delaware 76
District of Columbia 46

Natural Resources Conservation is one of 5 different types of Natural Resources & Conservation programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Wildlife Management 55
Forestry 51
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 48
Natural Resource Management 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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