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

6 Colleges
758 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,055 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in WisconsinWith 758 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources and conservation is the #15 most popular major in Wisconsin. This means that of the 21,077 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.6% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Wisconsin ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in natural resources and conservation. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality natural resources and conservation programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the natural resources and conservation program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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The natural resources and conservation school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Natural Resources & Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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

Check out the natural resources and conservation programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Natural Resources & Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point tops the 2021 list of our schools in Wisconsin that are best for non-traditional natural resources and conservation students. Located in the town of Stevens Point, UW - Stevens Point is a public school with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW - Stevens Point, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.5%. There are approximately 2,589 students at UW - Stevens Point that take at least one class online. 1,574 of UW - Stevens Point students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UW - Madison is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Madison. UW - Madison not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin list.

The student loan default rate at UW - Madison is lower than is typical, just 1.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 6,424 students at UW - Madison that take at least one class online. 4,418 of UW - Madison students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Green Bay as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Green Bay, UW - Green Bay is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW - Green Bay, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin ranking.

Approximately 2,689 students take at least one class online at UW - Green Bay. About 3,605 of the students at UW - Green Bay are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - River Falls. UW - River Falls is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of River Falls. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UW - River Falls, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin ranking.

About 3.9% of UW - River Falls students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,867 students take at least one class online at UW - River Falls. 739 of UW - River Falls students are attending part time. UW - River Falls does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Whitewater, UW - Whitewater is a public school with a fairly large student population. UW - Whitewater not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.5%. Approximately 3,304 students take at least one class online at UW - Whitewater. 2,456 of UW - Whitewater students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. UWM is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Milwaukee. UWM also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Wisconsin rankings.

About 8.3% of UWM students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 7,217 students at UWM that take at least one class online. About 6,191 of the students at UWM are attending part time. UWM does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 716
Ohio 640
Illinois 483
Indiana 282

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 521
Natural Resource Management 131
Forestry 98
Wildlife Management 95
Fisheries Sciences 63

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 3,452
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,345
Computer & Information Sciences 2,960
Engineering Technologies 1,175
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 978

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 6 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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