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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Kentucky

2 Colleges
166 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,870 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in KentuckyIn 2018-2019, 166 bachelor's degrees were awarded to natural resources and conservation students who went to a Kentucky college or university. This makes it the #25 most popular major in the state. This means that 0.8% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Kentucky ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Kentucky

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 Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Eastern is a fairly large public school located in the town of Richmond. Eastern also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Kentucky list, coming in at #2.

It takes the average student at Eastern about 4.5 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $24,304. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Eastern is about $109,125. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Lexington, UK is a public school with a fairly large student population. UK also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Kentucky list, coming in at #1.

At UK, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,436. 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 UK is $155,210. 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 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
Florida 956
Virginia 539
Georgia 270
West Virginia 483
Tennessee 241
North Carolina 857
South Carolina 126
Alabama 252
Louisiana 187
Arkansas 117

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 109
Wildlife Management 41
Forestry 13
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 3

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,219
Engineering 1,081
Computer & Information Sciences 654
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 598
Engineering Technologies 531

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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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