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2021 Best Wildlife Management Colleges for Non-Traditional Students

27 Colleges
1,761 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,875 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Wildlife Management Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Wildlife Management Colleges for Non-Traditional StudentsWildlife Management is the #133rd most popular major in the country with 1,761 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

For this year's Best Wildlife Management Colleges for Non-Traditional Students ranking, we looked at 27 colleges that offer a bachelor's in wildlife. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great wildlife management programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the wildlife management program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Wildlife Management Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Wildlife Management Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Top 10 Best Wildlife Management Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Unity College

Unity, ME

Unity College has taken the #1 spot in this year's wildlife management ranking for non-traditional students. Unity is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the remote area of Unity. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Unity, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management ranking.

The student loan default rate at Unity is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. About 44 of the students at Unity are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to South Dakota State University. Located in the remote town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public school with a fairly large student population. South Dakota State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management list.

The student loan default rate at South Dakota State is lower than is typical, just 4.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,992 students take at least one class online at South Dakota State. 3,377 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best wildlife management schools for non-traditional students. Located in the midsize city of Gainesville, UF is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UF has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management ranking.

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

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#4

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best wildlife management schools for non-traditional students. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the city of East Lansing. Michigan State also made our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at Michigan State is lower than is typical, just 3.4% of students default in three years. There are approximately 9,273 students at Michigan State that take at least one class online. About 6,488 of the students at Michigan State are attending part time.

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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best wildlife management schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public school with a very large student population. UT Knoxville also made our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management list, coming in at #4.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.7%. There are approximately 9,112 students at UT Knoxville that take at least one class online. 3,637 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#6

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

Our rankings recognize West Virginia University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. WVU is a very large public school located in the small city of Morgantown.

About 8.0% of WVU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 5,231 students at WVU that take at least one class online. 3,018 students are part time.

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#7

University of Maine

Orono, ME

University of Maine comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. UMaine is a large public school located in the small suburb of Orono. UMaine did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.7%. Approximately 2,773 students take at least one class online at UMaine. 2,475 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#8

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Mississippi State is a very large public school located in the town of Mississippi State. Mississippi State also made our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management list, coming in at #8.

The student loan default rate at Mississippi State is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,874 students at Mississippi State that take at least one class online. About 3,265 of the students at Mississippi State are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#9

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX

Tarleton State University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Stephenville, Tarleton is a public college with a large student population.

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

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. UW - Stevens Point is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Stevens Point.

About 3.5% of UW - Stevens Point students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,589 students take at least one class online at UW - Stevens Point. 1,574 of UW - Stevens Point students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Wildlife Management by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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

Majors Similar to Wildlife

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 20,652
Natural Resource Management 2,459
Forestry 2,042
Fisheries Sciences 555
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 131

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 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 Nicholas A. Tonelli.

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