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

4 Colleges
363 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,895 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in VirginiaWith 363 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources conservation is the #40 most popular major in Virginia. This means that 2.2% 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 Virginia ranking looked at 4 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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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 Virginia

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 Virginia - Main Campus tops the 2021 list of our schools in Virginia that are best for non-traditional natural resources conservation students. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville. University of Virginia did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Virginia list.

The student loan default rate at University of Virginia is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,445 students at University of Virginia that take at least one class online. 2,130 students are part time.

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#2

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to George Mason University. GMU is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, GMU has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Virginia ranking.

The student loan default rate at GMU is lower than is typical, just 2.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 10,589 students take at least one class online at GMU. 11,606 of GMU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Virginia Tech, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Virginia ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.6%. Approximately 8,844 students take at least one class online at Virginia Tech. About 2,711 of the students at Virginia Tech are attending part time.

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Virginia Commonwealth University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. VCU is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Richmond. VCU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Virginia list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. Approximately 8,072 students take at least one class online at VCU. 5,396 students are 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 Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 162
Florida 730
Tennessee 91
North Carolina 732
South Carolina 103
Alabama 173
Kentucky 109
Arkansas 68
Louisiana 78
Mississippi 9
West Virginia 313

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Forestry 115
Natural Resource Management 73
Wildlife Management 71
Fisheries Sciences 9

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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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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