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

4 Colleges
367 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,522 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MinnesotaNatural Resources Conservation is the #26 most popular major in Minnesota with 367 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.2% of all the conservation bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Minnesota ranking, we looked at 4 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.

More Ways to Rank Natural Resources Conservation Schools

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.

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 Minnesota

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

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

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.2%. Approximately 13,571 students take at least one class online at UMN Twin Cities. About 10,971 of the students at UMN Twin Cities are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

Our rankings recognize Saint Cloud State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Saint Cloud, St. Cloud State University is a public school with a fairly large student population. St. Cloud State University did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Minnesota list.

The student loan default rate at St. Cloud State University is lower than is typical, just 4.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,478 students take at least one class online at St. Cloud State University. 5,416 students are 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 University of Minnesota - Crookston. UMN Crookston is a small public school located in the distant town of Crookston. UMN Crookston also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Minnesota list, coming in at #6.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.3%. 1,060 of UMN Crookston students are exclusively distance learners. 1,604 of UMN Crookston students are attending part time. UMN Crookston does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Minnesota - Duluth earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMN Duluth is a large public school located in the city of Duluth. UMN Duluth also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources Conservation in Minnesota rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.0%. Approximately 1,853 students take at least one class online at UMN Duluth. 1,571 students are part time. UMN Duluth does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 128
Iowa 246
Kansas 56
Nebraska 134
South Dakota 11
North Dakota 12

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Forestry 58
Fisheries Sciences 48
Wildlife Management 33
Natural Resource Management 16

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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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