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

5 Colleges
418 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,603 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MarylandWith 418 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources and conservation is the #20 most popular major in Maryland. This means that 2.0% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Maryland ranking looked at 5 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 Maryland

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

University of Maryland Global Campus tops the 2021 list of our schools in Maryland that are best for non-traditional natural resources and conservation students. Located in the suburb of Adelphi, UMGC is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UMGC has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maryland ranking.

About 6.1% of UMGC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 48,432 of UMGC students are exclusively distance learners. 50,899 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maryland - College Park. Located in the large suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a fairly large student population. UMCP not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maryland list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. Approximately 4,138 students take at least one class online at UMCP. About 4,597 of the students at UMCP are attending part time. UMCP does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#3

Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Towson, Towson is a public college with a fairly large student population. Towson not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maryland list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.5%. Approximately 3,895 students take at least one class online at Towson. 4,538 of Towson students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Baltimore, UMBC is a public school with a fairly large student population. UMBC not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maryland list.

About 4.2% of UMBC students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 822 students take at least one class online at UMBC. About 2,939 of the students at UMBC are attending part time.

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Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Salisbury University. Salisbury is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Salisbury. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Salisbury has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maryland ranking.

The student loan default rate at Salisbury is lower than is typical, just 3.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,259 students at Salisbury that take at least one class online. 970 of Salisbury students are attending part time. Salisbury does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 734
New York 1,066
New Jersey 280
Delaware 113
District of Columbia 46

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 432
Natural Resource Management 22
Wildlife Management 11
Forestry 10

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Majors Similar to Natural Resources & Conservation

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 8,682
Engineering 4,327
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,396
Mathematics & Statistics 1,000
Physical Sciences 883

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 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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