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2021 Best Value Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Southeast Region

9 Colleges
512 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,321 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Wildlife Management School for You

Best Value Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Southeast RegionWildlife Management is the #133 most popular major in the country with 1,761 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 512 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Southeast Region ranking analyzed 9 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in wildlife. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. 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.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Wildlife Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Wildlife Management Schools in the Southeast Region

Check out the wildlife programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Wildlife Schools in the Southeast Region

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value wildlife management schools. Located in the city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a very large student population. U of F not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Southeast Region list.

The average student at U of F graduates in less than 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,230. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from U of F is $120,542. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, wildlife majors at U of F accumulate an average of around $15,818 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $138, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value wildlife management schools. Mississippi State is a very large public school located in the remote town of Mississippi State. Mississippi State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Southeast Region list.

It takes the average student at Mississippi State about 4.5 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,760. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Mississippi State is $130,570. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

The average amount in student loans that wildlife majors at Mississippi State take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,364. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $245, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. WVU is a very large public school located in the city of Morgantown. WVU also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Southeast Region rankings.

The average student at WVU graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,485. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from WVU is $122,583. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, wildlife graduates from WVU take out $22,562 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $226.

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#4

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arkansas Tech University. ATU is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Russellville. ATU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Southeast Region list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at ATU to complete their degree, and it costs about $16,676 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from ATU be around $74,542. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

The average amount in student loans that wildlife majors at ATU take out while working on their bachelor's is $17,226. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $156.

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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public college with a very large student population. UT Knoxville also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Southeast Region rankings.

At UT Knoxville, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and it costs about $35,508 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UT Knoxville be around $155,525. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, wildlife graduates from UT Knoxville take out $19,598 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $210.

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#6

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. UGA is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UGA, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Southeast Region ranking.

It takes the average student at UGA about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,505. This means that the average student pays around $134,211 to get a bachelor’s degree from UGA. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that wildlife majors at UGA take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,261. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Tennessee Technological University. Tennessee Tech University is a fairly large public school located in the town of Cookeville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Tennessee Tech University, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Southeast Region ranking.

It takes the average student at Tennessee Tech University about 4.6 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,120. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech University is $132,787. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that wildlife majors at Tennessee Tech University take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,968. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $174.

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#8

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value wildlife management schools. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. Virginia Tech not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Southeast Region list.

It takes the average student at Virginia Tech about 4.3 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,298. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Tech is $142,182. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

The average amount in student loans that wildlife majors at Virginia Tech take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,728. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Eastern Kentucky University. Located in the distant town of Richmond, Eastern is a public college with a fairly large student population. Eastern not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Southeast Region list.

It takes the average student at Eastern about 4.5 years to graduate, and it costs about $24,304 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Eastern be around $109,125. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

While working on their bachelor's, wildlife majors at Eastern accumulate an average of around $21,840 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $235, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Wildlife Management Colleges by State

Explore the best wildlife management schools for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 46
Florida 68
Tennessee 95
Virginia 71
Alabama 28
Kentucky 41
Arkansas 36
Louisiana 8
Mississippi 44
West Virginia 75

Wildlife Management is one of 5 different types of Natural Resources & Conservation programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 2,931
Forestry 500
Natural Resource Management 341
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 3

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 9 schools 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.

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