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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas

7 Colleges
1,075 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,202 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in TexasIn 2018-2019, 1,075 bachelor's degrees were awarded to natural resources and conservation students who went to a Texas college or university. This makes it the #24 most popular major in the state. This means that 5.1% 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 Texas ranking looked at 7 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 picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Schools in Texas

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 Texas

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stephen F Austin State University. Located in the town of Nacogdoches, SFASU is a public college with a fairly large student population. SFASU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas list.

It takes the average student at SFASU about 4.4 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $22,360. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from SFASU is about $99,278. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Tarleton State University. Located in the town of Stephenville, Tarleton is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Tarleton, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Tarleton is 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $22,595. This means that the average student pays around $101,226 to get a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Our rankings recognize Texas State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Texas State is a fairly large public school located in the city of San Marcos. In addition to being on our best value list, Texas State has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas ranking.

It takes the average student at Texas State about 4.6 years to graduate, and it costs about $24,274 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas State is $111,418. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Texas A&M University - College Station as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the city of College Station. Texas A&M did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas list.

At Texas A&M, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $38,607. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Texas A&M is $168,327. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#5

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a very large student population. Texas Tech also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas rankings.

The average student at Texas Tech graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,296. 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 Texas Tech is $105,298. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of San Antonio, UTSA is a public college with a very large student population. UTSA also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas list, coming in at #7.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at UTSA to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,313. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UTSA is $95,471. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas A&M Corpus Christi is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Corpus Christi. Texas A&M Corpus Christi not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Texas A&M Corpus Christi is 4.7 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,966. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M Corpus Christi is about $117,340. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the Southwest Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 534
Oklahoma 76
New Mexico 60

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 781
Wildlife Management 180
Natural Resource Management 60
Forestry 32
Fisheries Sciences 22

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 10,120
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,716
Computer & Information Sciences 5,088
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 2,500
Physical Sciences 2,029

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 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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