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2022 Best Colleges for Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

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405

Graduates Per Year

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$39K

Average Salary

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#295

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

405

93% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

18

91% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

294

Network and System Administration

412

295

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

405

296

Pre-Veterinary Studies

401

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$25,418

20% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

281

General Studies

$25,470

282

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

$25,418

Salary

Low Salary

$28,082

27% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

328

Theological and Ministerial Studies

$28,095

329

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

$28,082

330

Alternative Medicine

$27,860

Professors

Bad

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

219

Experimental Psychology

220

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

221

Management Information Systems

Students

Not Diverse

2.6/5

29.38% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

375

Middle School Education and Teaching

376

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

377

Construction Management

SUMMARY

A degree in Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management is not only a valuable choice, but naturally a mandatory first step for undergrads seeking to pursue a career as a fish farmer, a commercial fisherman, or an animal facility engineer. Interestingly, fishing and fisheries sciences and management is a very rare degree being the 295th most popular major. Last year alone, there were 405 fishing and fisheries sciences and management graduates. In-state tuition for fishing and fisheries sciences and management at private colleges is, on average, 2.8 times more costly than their public rivals.

With just 18 schools having programs for fishing and fisheries sciences and management you may have a smaller selection of institutions you can choose from. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other fishing and fisheries sciences and management majors, look at institutions in Oregon which have the most undergraduates admitted to fishing and fisheries sciences and management annually. less precisely, the best region to study fishing and fisheries sciences and management is in the Great Lakes region with Lake Superior State University, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and Purdue University-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to study fishing and fisheries sciences and management is the Pacific-12 Conference with Oregon State University representing the conference. Based on our extensive list on the best colleges, our selection for the best college for fishing and fisheries sciences and management is Texas A & M University-College Station.

The 'best' school is not necessarily the best school for every student. There might be lots of facets to think about when choosing school. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely sway your thoughts on where to go to school. Here at authority.org, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which fishing and fisheries sciences and management university has the best campus, the answer is Purdue University-Main Campus. If you are very interested in which school boasts the best campus, then we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more so we can compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life and our pick for the university with the best student life for fishing and fisheries sciences and management is Texas A & M University-College Station. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about our top choices. Many of our conclusions might surprise you.

If cost is a primary influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Texas A & M University-College Station. Texas A & M University-College Station is our most expensive college for fishing and fisheries sciences and management, at least regarding out of state students. We do have an entire list of the most expensive schools that might put the price tag of Texas A & M University-College Station into perspective. You may also want to know that fishing and fisheries sciences and management is the 282nd most expensive degree in America, with an average associated cost of $25,400. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for fishing and fisheries sciences and management on our list is Texas with costs at the main college, Texas A & M University-College Station, of $34,190. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the country for fishing and fisheries sciences and management is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for fishing and fisheries sciences and management is the Great Lakes region which is represented by Lake Superior State University with a cost of $12,000, Northern Michigan University with a cost of $16,380, and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a cost of $15,402. More optimistically, the most affordable school for fishing and fisheries sciences and management is Lake Superior State University. Our full list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying about $10,600 for a degree in fishing and fisheries sciences and management. The cost balloons substantially to an average of $24,700 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our pick for the college representing the best value for fishing and fisheries sciences and management: Texas A & M University-College Station. On this page you will find our comprehensive list for the colleges we see as being the best value in general. Do know, this discussion is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for fishing and fisheries sciences and management students differ a lot, but two-years after finishing the degree graduates will often make around $39,100. There can be a lot of variation in earnings; highest paid earners can experience pay up to $73,100. Even straight out of university, the minimum earning positions within the fishing and fisheries sciences and management field make $21,000, which could be worse. The top earning grads from fishing and fisheries sciences and management attended Texas A & M University-College Station and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of fishing and fisheries sciences and management is pretty bad, falling within only the 5th percentile of all programs. The school with the highest composite diversity for fishing and fisheries sciences and management is University of Alaska Fairbanks and here you can find our general list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management is only in the 89th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 4th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion, 84%, of students majoring in fishing and fisheries sciences and management. Additionally, 53% of scholars pursuing a fishing and fisheries sciences and management major are men.

The median score for fishing and fisheries sciences and management professors is 4 stars, a ranking that is surprisingly the median score across all majors; this is a fine. If you are interested in the most popular fishing and fisheries sciences and management professor in the nation, take a look at Tara Robinson from Oregon State University. This may be a shock, but the top rated fishing and fisheries sciences and management professors according to students are found at Oregon State University. As we including data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing the overall best professors for fishing and fisheries sciences and management is Purdue University-Main Campus. One can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the best professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for fishing and fisheries sciences and management is SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a comprehensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you believe that considering university from examples mainly formed from superlatives might create issues. We hope you read our more focused pages on different schools and explore a couple of our insightful background 'blog posts' on useful things to think about as you continue your school search.

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Oregon State University

#1 Best Colleges for Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

Oregon State University is a very large public university located in Corvallis, OR ranked 9th in Oregon. It has a total of 31,233 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting a little shy of 5/6 of applicants. Oregon State University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Construction Engineering, and Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,846 for in-state students and $29,346 for those from out-of-state, Oregon State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 56.12% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in near $49,600 per year, which is 19% greater than the national median.

Corvallis, OR

https://oregonstate.edu

B

Rating

82%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#453

Ranking

$29,346

Tuition

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#2 Best Colleges for Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

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

Purdue University-Main Campus

#3 Best Colleges for Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#4 Best Colleges for Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

University of Rhode Island

#5 Best Colleges for Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

University of Rhode Island is a large public university located in Kingston, RI ranked 6th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 17,179 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.77% acceptance rate. University of Rhode Island offers 187 different majors and is best known for its German Language and Literature, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, and Clinical Nutrition Services programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,590 for students from Rhode Island and $29,710 for those from out-of-state, University of Rhode Island is reasonably expensive. 65.28% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $52,900 per year, which is 27% above the national median.

Kingston, RI

web.uri.edu/

B+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

20,628

Students

#373

Ranking

$29,710

Tuition

University of Alaska Fairbanks

#6 Best Colleges for Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

University of Alaska Fairbanks is a mid-sized public university located in Fairbanks, AK ranked 2nd in Alaska. It has a total of 11,045 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a little over three in four applicants. University of Alaska Fairbanks offers 196 different majors and is best known for its Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Geological Engineering, and Community Organization and Advocacy programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,352 for students from Alaska and $18,936 for those from out-of-state, University of Alaska Fairbanks is moderately priced. 24.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $38,700 per year, which is 7% below the national median.

Fairbanks, AK

www.uaf.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

12,297

Students

#1124

Ranking

$18,936

Tuition

Lake Superior State University

#7 Best Colleges for Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

Lake Superior State University is a small public institution located in Sault Ste Marie, MI ranked 32nd in Michigan. It has a total of 2,335 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 57.23% of applicants. Lake Superior State University offers 75 different majors and is best known for its Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Conservation Biology, and Fire Protection programs (nationally ranked 7th, 8th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,000 per year, Lake Superior State University is relatively cheap. 41.01% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn close to $37,700 per year, which is 9% under the national median.

Sault Ste Marie, MI

www.lssu.edu

C+

Rating

57%

Acceptance

2,335

Students

#1244

Ranking

$12,000

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

#8 Best Colleges for Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a mid-sized public college located in Stevens Point, WI ranked 24th in Wisconsin. It has a total of 9,730 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.52% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers 90 different majors and is best known for its Home Economics Teacher Education, Computational Science, and Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,698 for students from Wisconsin and $15,408 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is moderately priced. 65.78% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in roughly $40,200 per year, which is 3% less than the national median.

Stevens Point, WI

https://www.uwsp.edu

C+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

10,201

Students

#1182

Ranking

$15,408

Tuition

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

#10 Best Colleges for Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is a small public institution located in Cobleskill, NY with a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. It has a total of 3,065 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.72% of applicants. SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural Mechanization, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, and Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services programs (nationally ranked 9th, 10th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is reasonably priced. 25.54% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $35,000 per year, which is 16% below the national median.

Cobleskill, NY

www.cobleskill.edu/

C

Rating

54%

Acceptance

3,065

Students

#1521

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

Northern Michigan University

#11 Best Colleges for Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

Northern Michigan University is a mid-sized public institution located in Marquette, MI ranked 31st in Michigan. It has a total of 8,314 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.59% of applicants. Northern Michigan University offers 179 different majors and is best known for its Forensic Chemistry, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, and Community Health Services programs (nationally ranked 8th, 11th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,488 for students from Michigan and $15,984 for those from out-of-state, Northern Michigan University is reasonably priced. 48.77% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $35,500 per year, which is 15% below the national median.

Marquette, MI

www.nmu.edu

C+

Rating

66%

Acceptance

9,092

Students

#1229

Ranking

$15,984

Tuition

University of Idaho

#13 Best Colleges for Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

University of Idaho is a large public university located in Moscow, ID ranked 2nd in Idaho. It has a total of 11,035 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 77.76% of applicants. University of Idaho offers 295 different majors and is best known for its Conservation Biology, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, and Agricultural Mechanization programs (nationally ranked 9th, 13th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,182 for in-state students and $25,418 for those from out-of-state, University of Idaho is somewhat moderately expensive. 52.6% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in around $41,900 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

Moscow, ID

www.uidaho.edu

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

13,956

Students

#843

Ranking

$25,418

Tuition