2021 Best Wildlife Management Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States Region

2 Colleges
142 Bachelor's Degrees
$18,856 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Wildlife Management Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Wildlife Management Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, wildlife management was ranked #133 in the country. In fact 1,761 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 142 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States.

For this year's Best Wildlife Management Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States Region ranking, we looked at 2 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 Plains States Region

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

Best Wildlife Management Schools for Non-Traditional Students

South Dakota State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's wildlife management ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the remote town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public school with a fairly large student population. South Dakota State also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Plains States Region rankings.

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. There are roughly 3,377 part time students in attendance at South Dakota State. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Northwest Missouri State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Maryville, Northwest is a public school with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Northwest has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Wildlife Management in the Plains States Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.9%. Approximately 1,516 students take at least one class online at Northwest. About 1,477 of the students at Northwest are attending part time. Northwest does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Wildlife Management Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students wildlife management colleges for a specific state in the Plains States region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 63
Minnesota 21
South Dakota 47
North Dakota 11

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 1,246
Forestry 105
Natural Resource Management 83
Fisheries Sciences 49
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 19

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 2 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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