Natural Resources & Conservation

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

7 Colleges
857 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,822 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in North CarolinaNatural Resources & Conservation is the #20 most popular major in North Carolina with 857 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 4.1% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in North Carolina ranking, we looked at 7 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.

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

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

North Carolina State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's natural resources and conservation ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a fairly large student population. NC State also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in North Carolina list, coming in at #1.

About 2.8% of NC State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 11,555 students take at least one class online at NC State. 7,111 of NC State students are attending part time. NC State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best natural resources and conservation schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a very large student population. UNC Chapel Hill did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in North Carolina list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.7%. There are approximately 3,101 students at UNC Chapel Hill that take at least one class online. 4,791 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

Warren Wilson College

Swannanoa, NC

Warren Wilson College earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Warren Wilson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Swannanoa. Warren Wilson also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in North Carolina list, coming in at #4.

The student loan default rate at Warren Wilson is lower than is typical, just 4.5% of students default in three years. About 21 of the students at Warren Wilson are attending part time. Warren Wilson does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Western Carolina University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Cullowhee, WCU is a public college with a large student population. WCU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in North Carolina list.

About 6.0% of WCU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 2,151 of WCU students are exclusively distance learners. About 2,258 of the students at WCU 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 North Carolina at Wilmington landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best natural resources and conservation schools for non-traditional students. UNCW is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Wilmington. UNCW not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in North Carolina list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.0%. Approximately 4,793 students take at least one class online at UNCW. 3,672 students are part time. UNCW does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Appalachian State University. Appalachian State is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Boone. Appalachian State also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in North Carolina rankings.

About 3.6% of Appalachian State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,750 students take at least one class online at Appalachian State. 1,817 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of North Carolina at Asheville comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Asheville, UNCA is a public school with a small student population. UNCA not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in North Carolina list.

The student loan default rate at UNCA is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 238 students at UNCA that take at least one class online. About 529 of the students at UNCA are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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

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State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 93
Florida 956
Virginia 539
Georgia 270
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 996
Forestry 174
Natural Resource Management 62
Fisheries Sciences 28
Wildlife Management 17

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 4,994
Computer & Information Sciences 4,914
Engineering 4,823
Engineering Technologies 2,096
Physical Sciences 1,594

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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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