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2023 Ecology Popularity

There are about 2,173 students enrolled in Ecology in the USA.

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Ecology is the 232nd most popular degree in America, with 835 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #233 Systems Engineering, and narrowly lost to #231 Recreational Therapy.

The degree is offered at a total of 65 colleges across the nation, and is the 230th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 7% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that close to 66.7% of colleges offering ecology are public making it a quite accessible field.

The mid east produces the most ecology graduates, largely led by University of Maryland-College Park, while it’s the Big Twelve Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, New York ranks highest, with particular help from New York University and Siena College.

All that being said, no individual school produces more ecology graduates than University of California-Davis, which graduated 96 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study ecology). More students studied ecology as a percentage of total students at Connecticut College than any other college.

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