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2022 Best Colleges for Ecology

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835

Graduates Per Year

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$44K

Average Salary

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#232

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

835

86% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

65

66% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

231

Recreational Therapy

842

232

Ecology

835

233

Systems Engineering

834

Cost

Median Cost

$28,147

12% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

237

Human Services

$28,265

238

Ecology

$28,147

239

Plant Sciences

$28,079

Salary

Low Salary

$26,307

32% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

356

Conservation Biology

$26,307

357

Ecology

$26,307

358

Drawing

$26,246

Professors

Good

4.3/5

7.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

72

Music Performance

73

Ecology

74

Theological and Ministerial Studies

Students

Not Very Diverse

3.4/5

7.44% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

279

Preschool Education and Teaching

280

Ecology

281

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SUMMARY

Studying Ecology is not only a valuable choice, but ordinarily an obligatory first step for undergrads choosing to pursue a career as an environmental ecologist, an ecologist, or a biological ecologist. In fact, nationally, ecology is an uncommon major coming in at the 232nd most popular area of study. Last year, there were 835 ecology graduates. In-state tuition for ecology at private colleges is, on average, 4.2 times more costly than their public counterparts.

With just 65 universities offering this degree you may have a more finite list of the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other ecology majors, look at universities in New York which have more students admitted to ecology than any other state. less precisely, the best region to study ecology is in the Mid East region with University of Maryland-College Park, New York University, and Siena College best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the top conference to study ecology is the Big Twelve Conference with Iowa State University representing the conference. That said, our belief is that the best school for ecology is New York University, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The objectively 'best' school is not necessarily the 'best' school for you. There can be tons more facets to weigh when deciding on institution. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely refashion your feelings on where to go to college. At Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which ecology university is home to the top campus, the answer is New York University. If you are primarily interested in which college boasts the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life and, from that list, our selection of the college with the best student life for ecology is University of California-Los Angeles. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about our top choices. Many of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If price is a major deciding factor in your decision on where to go to school, you might be cautious about Connecticut College. Connecticut College appears to be the most expensive school for ecology, at least for out of state students. We have an entire page for the most expensive schools that might put the expense at Connecticut College into perspective. For more context, you could be interested to know that ecology is the 238th most expensive major in the US, with an average bill of $28,100. On a broader scale, the most costly state for ecology in the nation is Pennsylvania demonstrated with a tuition of $48,560 at the main university in the state Susquehanna University. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the U.S. for ecology is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Connecticut College with a cost of $56,540, and University of Connecticut with a cost of $36,466.

Our cheapest region for ecology is the Southwest region which is represented by Oklahoma State University-Main Campus with a cost of $20,877 and University of North Texas with a cost of $18,423. On the bright side, the most affordable university for ecology is Northern State University. Authority's entire list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay about $10,500 for a degree in ecology. The cost grows by a lot to a median of $26,800 for an out-of-state public-school undergrad. Our selection for the college constituting the best value for ecology: Connecticut College. Here you will find our comprehensive list on the universities we see as being the best value in general. Bear in mind, this list is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for ecology students differ a lot, but two-years after graduation graduates will typically make around $43,900. While there can be much variation in pay; highest paid earners can make up to $80,200. Right out of university, the minimum earning jobs within the ecology field make $24,100, which isn't that bad. The highest earning graduates from ecology studied at University of Maryland-College Park and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The general diversity of ecology ranks subpar, coming within the 29th percentile of all majors. The university with the highest composite diversity for ecology is New York University and here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Ecology stands only within the 73rd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 26th percentile. White students make up the largest share at 72% of students studying ecology. Additionally, 59% of undergrads seeking an ecology major are women.

The median score for ecology professors is 4.3 stars, a score that is 8% better than the median across all majors; this is a fairly good score. If you are interested in the most popular ecology instructor in the country, consider looking up Dinny Aletheiani from Yale University. This may be a shock, but the best rated professors of ecology by student come from New York University. As we consider data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing the best professors for ecology is New York University. One will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top instructors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for ecology is College of the Ozarks. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a general list for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we hope you believe that approaching university from context only derived from superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental issues. We at Authority hope you read our other pages on different colleges and peruse a couple of our helpful background articles on essential details to look out for as your college search continues.

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Colorado State University-Fort Collins

#1 Best Colleges for Ecology

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a very large public university located in Fort Collins, CO ranked 6th in Colorado. It has a total of 28,398 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of four out of five applicants. Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, and Construction Engineering Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,426 for in-state students and $28,147 for those from out-of-state, Colorado State University-Fort Collins is reasonably costly. 61.27% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Fort Collins, CO

colostate.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

37,356

Students

#395

Ranking

$28,147

Tuition

Connecticut College

#2 Best Colleges for Ecology

Connecticut College is a small private liberal arts college located in New London, CT ranked 96th in America. It has a total of 1,922 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 37.41% acceptance rate. Connecticut College offers 50 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Molecular Biology, and Human Development and Family Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,540 per year, Connecticut College is extremely costly. 82.41% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $54,900 per year, which is 32% over the national median.

New London, CT

www.conncoll.edu

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

1,922

Students

#96

Ranking

$56,540

Tuition

New York University

#3 Best Colleges for Ecology

New York University is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 25th in America. It has a total of 29,902 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.2% of applicants. New York University offers 564 different majors and is best known for its Drama, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, and Management Information Systems programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $50,684 per year, New York University is exceptionally expensive. 73.93% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $61,900 per year, which is 49% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.nyu.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

58,091

Students

#25

Ranking

$50,684

Tuition

University of Maryland-College Park

#4 Best Colleges for Ecology

University of Maryland-College Park is a very large public university located in College Park, MD ranked 100th in America. It has a total of 33,022 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.18% of applicants. University of Maryland-College Park offers 432 different majors and is best known for its Criminology, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Family and Community Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,824 for students from Maryland and $34,936 for those from out-of-state, University of Maryland-College Park is somewhat moderately pricey. 75.08% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $62,900 per year, which is 51% greater than the national median.

College Park, MD

www.umd.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

44,486

Students

#100

Ranking

$34,936

Tuition

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

#5 Best Colleges for Ecology

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Stillwater, OK ranked 3rd in Oklahoma. It has a total of 22,404 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 69.98% of applicants. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus offers 260 different majors and is best known for its Technical Teacher Education, Agricultural Public Services, and Fire Protection programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,357 for students from Oklahoma and $20,877 for those from out-of-state, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is reasonably pricey. 54.49% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $46,500 per year, which is 12% over the national median.

Stillwater, OK

www.okstate.edu/

B

Rating

70%

Acceptance

27,200

Students

#488

Ranking

$20,877

Tuition

University of California-Santa Cruz

#6 Best Colleges for Ecology

University of California-Santa Cruz is a large public university located in Santa Cruz, CA ranked 175th in the United States. It has a total of 18,774 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.31% of applicants. University of California-Santa Cruz offers 155 different majors and is best known for its Comparative Literature, Women's Studies, and Hispanic-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Santa Cruz is quite costly. 72.4% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in roughly $46,900 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Santa Cruz, CA

www.ucsc.edu/

A

Rating

51%

Acceptance

20,839

Students

#175

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Iowa State University

#7 Best Colleges for Ecology

Iowa State University is a very large public university located in Ames, IA ranked 5th in Iowa. It has a total of 31,555 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 92.05% of applicants. Iowa State University offers 345 different majors and is best known for its Plant Sciences, Agronomy and Crop Science, and Agricultural Mechanization programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,042 for students from Iowa and $23,230 for those from out-of-state, Iowa State University is reasonably high-priced. 68.35% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $50,700 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Ames, IA

www.iastate.edu

B+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

37,944

Students

#376

Ranking

$23,230

Tuition

University of Georgia

#8 Best Colleges for Ecology

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#9 Best Colleges for Ecology

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a very large public university located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 137th in the United States. It has a total of 43,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.74% of applicants. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 520 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Developmental and Child Psychology, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $13,318 for students from Minnesota and $31,616 for those from out-of-state, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is reasonably costly. 73.11% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% above the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

#137

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

College of the Ozarks

#10 Best Colleges for Ecology

College of the Ozarks is a small private institution located in Point Lookout, MO ranked 227th in America. It has a total of 1,845 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 10.26% acceptance rate. College of the Ozarks offers 76 different majors and is best known for its Bible Studies, Ecology, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 5th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $19,200 per year, College of the Ozarks is reasonably priced. 58.51% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $32,500 per year, which is 22% less than the national median.

Point Lookout, MO

www.cofo.edu

A-

Rating

10%

Acceptance

1,845

Students

#227

Ranking

$19,200

Tuition

Siena College

#11 Best Colleges for Ecology

Siena College is a small private liberal arts college located in Loudonville, NY ranked 48th in New York. It has a total of 3,404 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting something like 4/5 of applicants. Siena College offers 51 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Actuarial Science, and Marketing programs (nationally ranked 11th, 19th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $38,055 per year, Siena College is quite high-priced. 72.75% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make about $57,100 per year, which is 37% greater than the national median.

Loudonville, NY

https://www.siena.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

3,516

Students

#356

Ranking

$38,055

Tuition

University of California-Los Angeles

#12 Best Colleges for Ecology

University of California-Los Angeles is a very large public university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 33rd in America. It has a total of 33,703 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 12.32% of applicants. University of California-Los Angeles offers 333 different majors and is best known for its Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science and Government programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Los Angeles is quite expensive. 80.62% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $60,700 per year, which is 46% above the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.ucla.edu/

A+

Rating

12%

Acceptance

47,103

Students

#33

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Connecticut

#13 Best Colleges for Ecology

University of Connecticut is a very large public university located in Storrs, CT ranked 130th in America. It has a total of 20,479 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.42% of applicants. University of Connecticut offers 376 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Actuarial Science, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,798 for in-state students and $36,466 for those from out-of-state, University of Connecticut is quite costly. 72.61% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn around $58,400 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Storrs, CT

uconn.edu/

A

Rating

49%

Acceptance

29,683

Students

#130

Ranking

$36,466

Tuition

Stony Brook University

#14 Best Colleges for Ecology

Stony Brook University is a very large public university located in Stony Brook, NY ranked 151st in the US. It has a total of 20,506 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.15% of applicants. Stony Brook University offers 263 different majors and is best known for its Applied Mathematics, Respiratory Care Therapy, and Pharmacology and Toxicology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $24,740 for those from out-of-state, Stony Brook University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 67.59% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $57,600 per year, which is 39% over the national median.

Stony Brook, NY

https://www.stonybrook.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

30,458

Students

#151

Ranking

$24,740

Tuition

University of Denver

#15 Best Colleges for Ecology

University of Denver is a large private university located in Denver, CO ranked 164th in America. It has a total of 6,203 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting more or less 3/5ths of applicants. University of Denver offers 230 different majors and is best known for its Business Statistics, Computer Systems Analysis, and Molecular Biology programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,336 per year, University of Denver is very pricey. 67.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home near $56,500 per year, which is 36% greater than the national median.

Denver, CO

www.du.edu

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

14,429

Students

#164

Ranking

$51,336

Tuition

University of North Texas

#16 Best Colleges for Ecology

University of North Texas is a very large public university located in Denton, TX ranked 24th in Texas. It has a total of 35,111 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73.61% acceptance rate. University of North Texas offers 243 different majors and is best known for its General Studies, Jazz, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 1st, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,295 for students from Texas and $18,423 for those from out-of-state, University of North Texas is reasonably priced. 55.16% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take in near $45,000 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Denton, TX

www.unt.edu

C+

Rating

74%

Acceptance

43,963

Students

#668

Ranking

$18,423

Tuition

Le Moyne College

#17 Best Colleges for Ecology

Le Moyne College is a small private institution located in Syracuse, NY ranked 59th in New York. It has a total of 2,986 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.62% of applicants. Le Moyne College offers 60 different majors and is best known for its Ecology and Operations Management and Supervision programs, which are respectively ranked 17th and 19th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $34,230 per year, Le Moyne College is somewhat moderately costly. 70.12% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make more or less $49,600 per year, which is 19% greater than the national median.

Syracuse, NY

www.lemoyne.edu

B

Rating

74%

Acceptance

3,828

Students

#423

Ranking

$34,230

Tuition

Seattle Pacific University

#18 Best Colleges for Ecology

Seattle Pacific University is a small private college located in Seattle, WA ranked 14th in Washington. It has a total of 3,098 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.61% of applicants. Seattle Pacific University offers 111 different majors and is best known for its Physiology, Fashion Merchandising, and Ecology programs (nationally ranked 12th, 14th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,604 per year, Seattle Pacific University is rather costly. 59.29% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make about $49,100 per year, which is 18% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

https://spu.edu

B-

Rating

91%

Acceptance

4,071

Students

#625

Ranking

$44,604

Tuition

SUNY College at Plattsburgh

#19 Best Colleges for Ecology

SUNY College at Plattsburgh is a mid-sized public institution located in Plattsburgh, NY ranked 83rd in New York. It has a total of 5,920 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 58.48% of applicants. SUNY College at Plattsburgh offers 96 different majors and is best known for its Broadcast Journalism, Ecology, and Latin American Studies programs (nationally ranked 14th, 19th, and 32nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY College at Plattsburgh is reasonably priced. 58.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to take in about $42,400 per year, which is 2% greater than the national median.

Plattsburgh, NY

www.plattsburgh.edu

C+

Rating

58%

Acceptance

6,475

Students

#695

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

Susquehanna University

#20 Best Colleges for Ecology

Susquehanna University is a small private liberal arts college located in Selinsgrove, PA ranked 32nd in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 2,469 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 72.03% of applicants. Susquehanna University offers 64 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Creative Writing, and Graphic Design programs (nationally ranked 20th, 27th, and 46th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,560 per year, Susquehanna University is extremely expensive. 69.27% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn about $54,100 per year, which is 30% greater than the national median.

Selinsgrove, PA

www.susqu.edu

B

Rating

72%

Acceptance

2,473

Students

#437

Ranking

$48,560

Tuition

University of Northern Iowa

#21 Best Colleges for Ecology

University of Northern Iowa is a large public college located in Cedar Falls, IA ranked 17th in Iowa. It has a total of 10,467 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 79.05% acceptance rate. University of Northern Iowa offers 165 different majors and is best known for its Social Science Teacher Education, Teaching English as a Second Language, and Applied Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,665 for in-state students and $19,949 for those from out-of-state, University of Northern Iowa is reasonably priced. 61.09% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to make around $44,600 per year, which is 7% greater than the national median.

Cedar Falls, IA

www.uni.edu

C+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

13,040

Students

#703

Ranking

$19,949

Tuition

The University of Montana-Western

#22 Best Colleges for Ecology

The University of Montana-Western is a small public college located in Dillon, MT ranked 5th in Montana. It has a total of 1,791 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about five ninths of applicants. The University of Montana-Western offers 43 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services and Ecology programs, which are respectively ranked 8th and 22nd in the United States. With an annual tuition of $4,523 for students from Montana and $15,913 for those from out-of-state, The University of Montana-Western is moderately priced. 31.39% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make close to $30,400 per year, which is 27% less than the national median.

Dillon, MT

w.umwestern.edu/

C

Rating

56%

Acceptance

1,791

Students

#1492

Ranking

$15,913

Tuition

Northern State University

#23 Best Colleges for Ecology

Northern State University is a small public college located in Aberdeen, SD ranked 11th in South Dakota. It has a total of 4,143 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.46% of applicants. Northern State University offers 69 different majors and is best known for its Ecology and Rhetoric and Composition programs, which are respectively ranked 23rd and 39th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $7,540 for students from South Dakota and $10,611 for those from out-of-state, Northern State University is pretty cheap. 36.82% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take in around $35,300 per year, which is 15% below the national median.

Aberdeen, SD

www.northern.edu

C

Rating

84%

Acceptance

4,770

Students

#1753

Ranking

$10,611

Tuition

Central Washington University

#24 Best Colleges for Ecology

Central Washington University is a large public college located in Ellensburg, WA ranked 18th in Washington. It has a total of 16,355 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.92% of applicants. Central Washington University offers 302 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Nursing Studies, Retailing and Retail Operations, and Environmental Control Technologies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 5th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,318 for in-state students and $21,999 for those from out-of-state, Central Washington University is somewhat moderately expensive. 56.1% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in close to $46,500 per year, which is 12% greater than the national median.

Ellensburg, WA

www.cwu.edu

C+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

17,678

Students

#908

Ranking

$21,999

Tuition

Saint Cloud State University

#25 Best Colleges for Ecology

Saint Cloud State University is a large public institution located in Saint Cloud, MN ranked 33rd in Minnesota. It has a total of 13,967 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.04% of applicants. Saint Cloud State University offers 208 different majors and is best known for its Biology Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, and Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling programs (nationally ranked 7th, 13th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,394 for students from Minnesota and $15,686 for those from out-of-state, Saint Cloud State University is moderately priced. 44.41% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in roughly $44,200 per year, which is 6% over the national median.

Saint Cloud, MN

www.stcloudstate.edu

C

Rating

90%

Acceptance

16,326

Students

#1509

Ranking

$15,686

Tuition