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2021 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in South Dakota

1 College
58 Bachelor's Degrees
$20,370 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation School for You

Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in South DakotaNatural Resources & Conservation is the #21 most popular major in South Dakota with 58 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.3% of all the natural resources and conservation bachelor's degrees in the country.

When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on natural resources and conservation schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, 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 School in South Dakota

Check out the natural resources and conservation programs at this school if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation School

South Dakota State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public school with a fairly large student population. South Dakota State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in South Dakota list.

It takes the average student at South Dakota State about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $20,370 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the South Dakota State is $89,628. 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 Plains States Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 213
Minnesota 483
Kansas 75
Iowa 277
Nebraska 138
North Dakota 43

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Wildlife Management 47
Natural Resources Conservation 11

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 485
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 361
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 358
Computer & Information Sciences 283
Mathematics & Statistics 81

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Notes and References

*These values are for the top school 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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