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2023 Environmental Studies Popularity

There are about 25,448 students enrolled in Environmental Studies in the USA.

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Environmental studies is the 64th most popular degree in America, with 7,421 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #65 Neuroscience, and narrowly lost to #63 Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.

The degree is offered at a total of 446 colleges across the nation, and is the 47th most widely offered degree. Given that environmental studies is offered at 63% 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 about 2 in 5 colleges offering environmental studies are public making it a pretty accessible field.

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

All that being said, no individual school produces more environmental studies graduates than Samford University, which graduated 333 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 studies). More students studied environmental studies as a percentage of total students at Warren Wilson College than any other college.

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