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

7 Colleges
956 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,947 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in FloridaIn 2018-2019, 956 bachelor's degrees were awarded to natural resources and conservation students who went to a Florida college or university. This makes it the #19 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 21,077 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 4.5% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Florida ranking analyzed 7 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 Florida

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

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida has taken the #1 spot in this year's natural resources and conservation ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the midsize city of Gainesville, UF is a public school with a very large student population. UF also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at UF is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 21,513 students at UF that take at least one class online. 8,083 students are part time. UF does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public college with a very large student population. USF Tampa did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.2%. Approximately 18,317 students take at least one class online at USF Tampa. About 12,300 of the students at USF Tampa are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Florida Gulf Coast University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Fort Myers, FGCU is a public school with a large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, FGCU has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida ranking.

The student loan default rate at FGCU is lower than is typical, just 3.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 6,053 students at FGCU that take at least one class online. 3,380 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best natural resources and conservation schools for non-traditional students. Florida State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tallahassee. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Florida State, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida ranking.

About 2.4% of Florida State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 14,515 students at Florida State that take at least one class online. 6,270 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Florida International University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. FIU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Miami. FIU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida list.

About 3.7% of FIU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 25,978 students at FIU that take at least one class online. 23,256 of FIU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#6

Rollins College

Winter Park, FL

Rollins College earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Winter Park, Rollins is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Rollins did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida list.

The student loan default rate at Rollins is lower than is typical, just 2.4% of students default in three years. About 343 of the students at Rollins are attending part time.

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#7

Eckerd College

Saint Petersburg, FL

Eckerd College landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best natural resources and conservation schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Saint Petersburg, Eckerd is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Eckerd not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Florida list.

The student loan default rate at Eckerd is lower than is typical, just 3.3% of students default in three years. There are roughly 66 part time students in attendance at Eckerd. 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 Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 93
Virginia 539
Georgia 270
North Carolina 857
Alabama 252
Tennessee 241
West Virginia 483
South Carolina 126
Louisiana 187
Kentucky 166
Arkansas 117

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 864
Natural Resource Management 162
Forestry 108
Wildlife Management 107
Fisheries Sciences 31

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Majors Similar to Natural Resources & Conservation

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 8,483
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 8,324
Computer & Information Sciences 7,904
Physical Sciences 1,556
Engineering Technologies 1,335

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 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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