Natural Resources & Conservation

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

2 Colleges
391 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,236 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MaineNatural Resources & Conservation is one of the most popular subjects to study in Maine. With 391 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 7th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that 1.9% 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 Maine ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in natural resources and conservation. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent natural resources and conservation programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the natural resources and conservation program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

More Ways to Rank Natural Resources & Conservation Schools

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 Maine

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying natural resources and conservation.

Best Natural Resources & Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Unity College

Unity, ME

Unity College has taken the #1 spot in this year's natural resources and conservation ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the remote area of Unity, Unity is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population. Unity also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maine list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at Unity is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. 44 students are part time. Unity does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

University of Maine

Orono, ME

Our rankings recognize University of Maine as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small suburb of Orono, UMaine is a public college with a large student population. UMaine did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Maine list.

About 5.7% of UMaine students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,773 students take at least one class online at UMaine. There are roughly 2,475 part time students in attendance at UMaine. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 350
Rhode Island 148
Massachusetts 806
New Hampshire 420
Connecticut 195

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 264
Wildlife Management 91
Natural Resource Management 58
Forestry 39

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 649
Engineering 420
Computer & Information Sciences 306
Engineering Technologies 238
Physical Sciences 163

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 2 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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