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2023 Environmental Science Popularity

There are about 28,081 students enrolled in Environmental Science in the USA.

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Environmental science is the 66th most popular degree in America, with 7,289 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #67 Information Technology Administration and Management, and narrowly lost to #65 Neuroscience.

The degree is offered at a total of 496 colleges across the nation, and is the 40th most widely offered degree. Given that environmental science is offered at 37% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America, you can be sure this is a critical degree and the skillsets acquired are likely to last for a long time.

It is also worth noting that 52% of colleges offering environmental science are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The far west produces the most environmental science graduates, largely led by Humboldt State University, while it’s the Pacific-12 Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from California State University-Sacramento and University of California-Davis.

All that being said, no individual school produces more environmental science graduates than Tuskegee University, which graduated 269 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 environmental science). More students studied environmental science as a percentage of total students at Northwest Indian College than any other college.

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