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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida

8 Colleges
956 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,984 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in FloridaIn 2018-2019, 956 bachelor's degrees were awarded to natural resources and conservation students who went to a Florida college or university. This makes it the #19 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 21,077 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 4.5% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida ranking, we looked at 8 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Florida

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

Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Florida

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Florida. Located in the city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a very large student population. U of F did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida list.

It takes the average student at U of F about 4.3 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,230. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of F is about $120,542. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources and conservation schools. Located in the city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public college with a fairly large student population. USF Tampa did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida list.

At USF Tampa, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,095. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from USF Tampa is $99,309. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Our rankings recognize Florida State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Florida State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee. Florida State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Florida State is 4.2 years, and it costs about $27,233 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Florida State is about $115,196. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of South Florida - St. Petersburg landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources and conservation schools. Located in the city of St. Petersburg, USFSP is a public school with a small student population. USFSP also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida list, coming in at #7.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at USFSP is 4.5 years, and it costs about $23,249 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from USFSP is about $105,085. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Florida International University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. FIU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Miami. FIU also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at FIU is 4.7 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,777. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from FIU is $124,513. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Florida Gulf Coast University. Located in the suburb of Fort Myers, FGCU is a public school with a large student population. FGCU also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida list, coming in at #6.

It takes the average student at FGCU about 4.7 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,833. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from FGCU is about $130,258. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#7

Eckerd College

Saint Petersburg, FL

Our rankings recognize Eckerd College as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Saint Petersburg, Eckerd is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Eckerd also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida rankings.

It takes the average student at Eckerd about 4.1 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $39,369. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Eckerd is $161,413. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#8

Rollins College

Winter Park, FL

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rollins College. Located in the suburb of Winter Park, Rollins is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Rollins did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida list.

The average student at Rollins graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $44,089. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Rollins is $179,883. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 93
Virginia 539
Georgia 270
North Carolina 857
Alabama 252
Tennessee 241
West Virginia 483
South Carolina 126
Louisiana 187
Kentucky 166
Arkansas 117

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 730
Natural Resource Management 97
Wildlife Management 68
Forestry 61

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Majors Similar to Natural Resources & Conservation

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 6,957
Engineering 5,865
Computer & Information Sciences 4,244
Physical Sciences 1,032
Mathematics & Statistics 727

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 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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