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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maryland

5 Colleges
418 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,219 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in MarylandWith 418 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources and conservation is the #20 most popular major in Maryland. This means that 2.0% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maryland ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in natural resources and conservation. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those natural resources and conservation schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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The natural resources and conservation school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools.

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2021 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Maryland

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for natural resources and conservation majors.

Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Maryland

#1

Washington College

Chestertown, MD

Our rankings recognize Washington College as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Chestertown, Washington College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Washington College also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maryland list, coming in at #2.

It takes about 4.0 years for the average student at Washington College to complete their degree, and it costs about $39,684 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Washington College is $160,323. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Maryland - College Park landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources and conservation schools. Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMCP, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maryland ranking.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at UMCP to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $38,990. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UMCP be around $164,148. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#3

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Salisbury University. Salisbury is a medium-sized public school located in the small suburb of Salisbury. In addition to being on our best value list, Salisbury has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maryland ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Salisbury is 4.3 years, and it costs about $27,791 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury is $120,057. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize University of Maryland - Baltimore County as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Baltimore, UMBC is a public school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMBC, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maryland ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UMBC to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $30,735. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UMBC is $136,463. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#5

Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Towson, Towson is a public college with a fairly large student population. Towson did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maryland list.

At Towson, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and it costs about $28,897 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Towson is about $127,147. 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 Middle Atlantic Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 734
New York 1,066
New Jersey 280
Delaware 113
District of Columbia 46

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 417
Wildlife Management 1

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Majors Similar to Natural Resources & Conservation

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 5,026
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,302
Engineering 2,298
Mathematics & Statistics 696
Physical Sciences 575

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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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