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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin

6 Colleges
758 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,055 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in WisconsinWith 758 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources and conservation is the #15 most popular major in Wisconsin. This means that of the 21,077 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.6% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in natural resources and conservation. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on natural resources and conservation schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Wisconsin

The following schools top our list of the Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Stevens Point, UW - Stevens Point is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. UW - Stevens Point not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin list.

It takes the average student at UW - Stevens Point about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $19,927. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Stevens Point is $90,070. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Wisconsin - River Falls comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UW - River Falls is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of River Falls. UW - River Falls did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin list.

It takes the average student at UW - River Falls about 4.4 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,058. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UW - River Falls is $88,656. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Green Bay as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Green Bay, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. University of Wisconsin - Green Bay also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin rankings.

The average student at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $19,013. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is $84,608. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources and conservation schools. Wisconsin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Madison. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Wisconsin, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin ranking.

It takes the average student at Wisconsin about 4.3 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $38,721. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin is $167,662. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Located in the town of Whitewater, UW - Whitewater is a public school with a fairly large student population. UW - Whitewater also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UW - Whitewater is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,164. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - Whitewater is $91,343. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a fairly large public school located in the city of Milwaukee. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin list.

It takes the average student at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee about 4.8 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,448. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is about $125,892. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 716
Ohio 640
Illinois 483
Indiana 282

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 406
Natural Resource Management 93
Forestry 88
Wildlife Management 88
Fisheries Sciences 63

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,014
Engineering 2,645
Computer & Information Sciences 1,639
Mathematics & Statistics 797
Physical Sciences 690

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 schools only.

  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Lynn Betts.

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