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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Massachusetts

4 Colleges
806 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,238 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in MassachusettsWith 806 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources and conservation is the #21 most popular major in Massachusetts. This means that 3.8% 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 Massachusetts ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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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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 Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Massachusetts

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

Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Massachusetts

#1

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA

Massachusetts Maritime Academy comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Maritime is a small public school located in the suburb of Buzzards Bay. Maritime did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Massachusetts list.

It takes the average student at Maritime about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $30,873. 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 Maritime is $131,828. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize University of Massachusetts Amherst as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMass Amherst, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Massachusetts ranking.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at UMass Amherst to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,714. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UMass Amherst is $151,996. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Our rankings recognize Westfield State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Westfield, Westfield is a public school with a medium-sized student population. Westfield also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Massachusetts list, coming in at #5.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Westfield to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,805. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Westfield is $103,933. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Massachusetts - Boston landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources and conservation schools. Located in the city of Boston, UMass Boston is a public school with a fairly large student population. UMass Boston also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Massachusetts rankings.

The average student at UMass Boston graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $40,560. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UMass Boston is $186,170. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the New England Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 350
Maine 391
Rhode Island 148
New Hampshire 420
Connecticut 195

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 806

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 4,807
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 4,566
Computer & Information Sciences 3,920
Mathematics & Statistics 1,779
Physical Sciences 1,177

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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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