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2021 Best Value Colleges for Wildlife Management in California

1 College
178 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,360 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Wildlife Management School for You

Best Value Colleges for Wildlife Management in CaliforniaWith 178 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, wildlife management is the #119 most popular major in California. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 10.1% of all the wildlife bachelor's degrees in the country.

When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those wildlife schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

More Ways to Rank Wildlife Management Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Wildlife Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Value Wildlife Management School in California

The following school tops our list of the Best Wildlife Management Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Wildlife Management School

Humboldt State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Arcata, Humboldt State University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. Humboldt State University did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in California list.

It takes about 4.9 years for the average student at Humboldt State University to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,360. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University is $118,390. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, wildlife graduates from Humboldt State University carry an average student debtload of $20,453. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $229, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Wildlife Management Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Wildlife Management Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Washington 0
Nevada 32
Alaska 12

One of 5 majors within the Natural Resources & Conservation area of study, Wildlife Management has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 2,768
Natural Resource Management 113
Forestry 94
Fisheries Sciences 19

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Notes and References

*These values are for the top school only.

  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Nicholas A. Tonelli.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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