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

5 Colleges
519 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,009 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in ColoradoNatural Resources & Conservation is the #17 most popular major in Colorado with 519 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 2.5% 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 Colorado ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Colorado

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

Colorado State University - Fort Collins tops the 2021 list of our schools in Colorado that are best for non-traditional natural resources and conservation students. Colorado State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Collins. Colorado State also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Colorado list, coming in at #1.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. Approximately 4,779 students take at least one class online at Colorado State. There are roughly 7,877 part time students in attendance at Colorado State. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Colorado Boulder comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at CU - Boulder, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Colorado ranking.

The student loan default rate at CU - Boulder is lower than is typical, just 3.2% of students default in three years. There are approximately 2,234 students at CU - Boulder that take at least one class online. 5,951 of CU - Boulder students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Mesa University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Colorado Mesa is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Grand Junction. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Colorado Mesa has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Colorado ranking.

Approximately 2,686 students take at least one class online at Colorado Mesa. There are roughly 2,384 part time students in attendance at Colorado Mesa. Colorado Mesa does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Metropolitan State University of Denver landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best natural resources and conservation schools for non-traditional students. MSU Denver is a very large public school located in the city of Denver. MSU Denver also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Colorado list, coming in at #5.

About 7.7% of MSU Denver students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 6,499 students take at least one class online at MSU Denver. 7,010 of MSU Denver students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

Fort Lewis College landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best natural resources and conservation schools for non-traditional students. FLC is a small public school located in the distant town of Durango. FLC not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Colorado list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.7%. There are approximately 238 students at FLC that take at least one class online. 423 of FLC students are attending part time. 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 Rocky Mountains Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Idaho 172
Utah 176
Montana 223
Wyoming 40

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 630
Natural Resource Management 231
Forestry 36
Wildlife Management 13

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Majors Similar to Natural Resources & Conservation

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 4,485
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,411
Computer & Information Sciences 3,323
Physical Sciences 997
Mathematics & Statistics 726

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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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