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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Rhode Island

2 Colleges
148 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,092 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Rhode IslandWith 148 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources and conservation is the #22 most popular major in Rhode Island. This means that of the 21,077 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.7% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Rhode Island ranking analyzed 2 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.

More Ways to Rank Natural Resources & Conservation Schools

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.

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. Go ahead and give it a try, or bookmark the link so you can check it out later.

2021 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island

Our rankings recognize University of Rhode Island as the #1 school in this year's rankings. URI is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Kingston. In addition to being on our best value list, URI has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Rhode Island ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at URI to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $35,346. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the URI is $152,695. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources and conservation schools. Located in the midsize city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Brown not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Rhode Island list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Brown is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $34,838. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Brown be around $144,229. 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

Explore all the Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 350
Maine 391
Massachusetts 806
New Hampshire 420
Connecticut 195

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 72
Wildlife Management 38
Natural Resource Management 24
Fisheries Sciences 14

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 693
Engineering 556
Computer & Information Sciences 474
Mathematics & Statistics 307
Architecture & Related Services 149

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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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