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

7 Colleges
1,075 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,202 Avg Cost*

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

Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in TexasIn 2018-2019, 1,075 bachelor's degrees were awarded to natural resources and conservation students who went to a Texas college or university. This makes it the #24 most popular major in the state. This means that 5.1% 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 Texas ranking 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 Texas

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

Texas A&M University - College Station tops the 2021 list of our schools in Texas that are best for non-traditional natural resources and conservation students. Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of College Station. Texas A&M College Station also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas rankings.

The student loan default rate at Texas A&M College Station is lower than is typical, just 2.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 4,608 students take at least one class online at Texas A&M College Station. 9,459 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Stephen F Austin State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best natural resources and conservation schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Nacogdoches, SFASU is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at SFASU, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.2%. Approximately 3,450 students take at least one class online at SFASU. There are roughly 3,230 part time students in attendance at SFASU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX

Tarleton State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Stephenville, Tarleton is a public college with a fairly large student population. Tarleton did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas list.

About 7.7% of Tarleton students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 1,004 of Tarleton students are exclusively distance learners. About 4,374 of the students at Tarleton are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Texas State is a very large public school located in the city of San Marcos. Texas State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. Approximately 9,406 students take at least one class online at Texas State. 8,060 of Texas State students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best natural resources and conservation schools for non-traditional students. Texas A&M Corpus Christi is a large public school located in the city of Corpus Christi. Texas A&M Corpus Christi also made our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas list, coming in at #6.

About 6.6% of Texas A&M Corpus Christi students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 5,551 students take at least one class online at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. 3,745 of Texas A&M Corpus Christi students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Texas at San Antonio. Located in the large city of San Antonio, UTSA is a public school with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UTSA has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas ranking.

The student loan default rate at UTSA is lower than is typical, just 6.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 8,932 students take at least one class online at UTSA. 7,849 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#7

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Our rankings recognize Texas Tech University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a very large student population. Texas Tech not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation in Texas list.

The student loan default rate at Texas Tech is lower than is typical, just 6.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 15,508 students take at least one class online at Texas Tech. About 6,714 of the students at Texas Tech are attending part time. Texas Tech does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 534
Oklahoma 76
New Mexico 60

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 964
Wildlife Management 232
Natural Resource Management 90
Forestry 42
Fisheries Sciences 22

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 15,769
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 11,548
Computer & Information Sciences 10,781
Engineering Technologies 4,644
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 3,239

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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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