Natural Resources & Conservation

2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Virginia

4 Colleges
539 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,895 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in VirginiaNatural Resources & Conservation is the #23 most popular major in Virginia with 539 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 2.6% 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 Virginia ranking, we looked at 4 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.

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.

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2021 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Virginia

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 Virginia

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. Virginia Tech not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Virginia list.

It takes the average student at Virginia Tech about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,298. This means that the average student pays around $142,182 to get a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value natural resources and conservation schools. University of Virginia is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville. University of Virginia also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Virginia list, coming in at #2.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at University of Virginia is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $41,266. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia be around $167,540. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to George Mason University. GMU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax. As a testament to the quality of education offered at GMU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Virginia ranking.

The average student at GMU graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $39,365. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from GMU is $172,812. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Richmond. As a testament to the quality of education offered at VCU, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Virginia ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at VCU to complete their degree, and it costs about $37,651 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $165,664 to get a bachelor’s degree from VCU. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 93
Florida 956
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 363
Forestry 87
Wildlife Management 71
Natural Resource Management 18

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,561
Engineering 3,378
Computer & Information Sciences 3,198
Physical Sciences 1,070
Mathematics & Statistics 902

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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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