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

5 Colleges
806 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,598 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in MassachusettsWith 806 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources and conservation is the #21 most popular major in Massachusetts. This means that 3.8% 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 Massachusetts ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Natural Resources & Conservation Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

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

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

#1

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has taken the #1 spot in this year's natural resources and conservation ranking for non-traditional students. Maritime is a small public school located in the midsize suburb of Buzzards Bay. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Maritime has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Massachusetts ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 0.9%. Approximately 64 students take at least one class online at Maritime. About 95 of the students at Maritime are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best natural resources and conservation schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UMass Amherst has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Massachusetts ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.0%. 3,607 of UMass Amherst students are exclusively distance learners. 6,250 of UMass Amherst students are attending part time. UMass Amherst does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Massachusetts - Boston earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Boston, UMass Boston is a public college with a fairly large student population. UMass Boston did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Massachusetts list.

The student loan default rate at UMass Boston is lower than is typical, just 5.8% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,315 students at UMass Boston that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,896 part time students in attendance at UMass Boston. UMass Boston does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#4

Westfield State University

Westfield, MA

Westfield State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best natural resources and conservation schools for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Westfield, Westfield is a public college with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Westfield, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Massachusetts ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. Approximately 1,923 students take at least one class online at Westfield. 1,207 students are part time. Westfield does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Northeastern University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best natural resources and conservation schools for non-traditional students. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston. Northeastern also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Massachusetts list, coming in at #3.

About 2.0% of Northeastern students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,838 students at Northeastern that take at least one class online. About 842 of the students at Northeastern are attending part time.

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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 Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 350
Maine 391
Rhode Island 148
New Hampshire 420
Connecticut 195

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 1,097

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 9,179
Computer & Information Sciences 7,273
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 6,585
Mathematics & Statistics 2,563
Physical Sciences 1,754

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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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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