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2021 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Washington

3 Colleges
714 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,111 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Natural Resources & Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in WashingtonWith 714 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources and conservation is the #15 most popular major in Washington. This means that of the 21,077 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.4% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Washington ranking looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in natural resources and conservation. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great natural resources and conservation programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the natural resources and conservation program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Washington

The following schools top our list of the Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Natural Resources & Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Western Washington University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Washington that are best for non-traditional natural resources and conservation students. Located in the small city of Bellingham, WWU is a public college with a fairly large student population. WWU also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Washington rankings.

About 2.7% of WWU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 692 students at WWU that take at least one class online. About 1,502 of the students at WWU are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Washington - Seattle Campus. UW Seattle is a very large public school located in the city of Seattle. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UW Seattle has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Washington ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.8%. There are approximately 3,490 students at UW Seattle that take at least one class online. There are roughly 5,528 part time students in attendance at UW Seattle. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Our rankings recognize Seattle University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Seattle U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Seattle. Seattle U also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Washington list, coming in at #3.

About 1.9% of Seattle U students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 186 students at Seattle U that take at least one class online. 1,387 students are part time.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Natural Resources & Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 3,172
Hawaii 79
Oregon 623
Alaska 45
Nevada 96

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 819
Forestry 66
Natural Resource Management 61
Fisheries Sciences 8
Wildlife Management 7

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Majors Similar to Natural Resources & Conservation

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 4,736
Engineering 3,411
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,264
Physical Sciences 2,123
Engineering Technologies 990

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Lynn Betts.

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