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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.

This year's Best Wildlife Management Colleges for Non-Traditional Students ranking looked at 27 colleges that offer a bachelor's in wildlife. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality wildlife management programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

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. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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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 small private not-for-profit school located in the remote area of Unity. Unity also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.9%. 44 of Unity students are attending part time. Unity does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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 large student population. South Dakota State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management list.

About 4.2% of South Dakota State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,992 students take at least one class online at South Dakota State. 3,377 of South Dakota State students are attending part time. South Dakota State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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 medium-sized city of Gainesville, UF is a public college with a very large student population. UF did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management list.

About 1.5% of UF students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 21,513 students take at least one class online at UF. 8,083 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 fairly 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.

About 3.4% of Michigan State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 9,273 students at Michigan State that take at least one class online. There are roughly 6,488 part time students in attendance at Michigan State.

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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 college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UT Knoxville, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management ranking.

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. There are roughly 3,637 part time students in attendance at UT Knoxville. 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 fairly large public school located in the small city of Morgantown.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.0%. There are approximately 5,231 students at WVU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,018 part time students in attendance at WVU.

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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 fairly large public school located in the 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%. There are approximately 2,773 students at UMaine that take at least one class online. About 2,475 of the students at UMaine are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 fairly large public school located in the town of Mississippi State. Mississippi State also took the #8 spot in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.6%. Approximately 1,874 students take at least one class online at Mississippi State. 3,265 of Mississippi State students are attending part time. Mississippi State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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 remote town of Stephenville, Tarleton is a public school with a large student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.7%. 1,004 students at Tarleton are exclusively online. There are roughly 4,374 part time students in attendance at Tarleton. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.5%. 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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