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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maine

4 Colleges
391 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,172 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in MaineNatural Resources & Conservation is one of the most popular subjects to study in Maine. With 391 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 7th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 1.9% 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 Maine ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in natural resources and conservation. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. For this ranking, we are identifying those natural resources and conservation schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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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 Maine

Check out the natural resources and conservation programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Maine

#1

Unity College

Unity, ME

Unity College comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the rural area of Unity, Unity is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Unity, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maine ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Unity is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,495. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Unity is $122,109. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#2

University of Maine

Orono, ME

Our rankings recognize University of Maine as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Orono, UMaine is a public school with a fairly large student population. UMaine did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maine list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UMaine to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,976. This means that the average student pays around $144,765 to get a bachelor’s degree from UMaine. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

Colby College

Waterville, ME

Colby College earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Colby is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Waterville. Colby also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maine rankings.

It takes about 4.0 years for the average student at Colby to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $30,382. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Colby is about $122,439. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#4

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources and conservation schools. Bowdoin is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Brunswick. Bowdoin also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maine rankings.

The average student at Bowdoin graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,833. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin is about $129,879. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the New England Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 350
Rhode Island 148
Massachusetts 806
New Hampshire 420
Connecticut 195

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 224
Wildlife Management 87
Natural Resource Management 57
Forestry 23

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 588
Engineering 373
Computer & Information Sciences 193
Mathematics & Statistics 147
Engineering Technologies 142

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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