Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

21,077

Graduates Per Year

$53K

Average Salary

#28

Most Popular Major

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TOP

50

Degree Stats

Popular

21,077

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

820

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

27

Mathematics

21,856

28

Natural Resources and Conservation

21,077

29

Engineering Technologies

19,475

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

Worse

Better

offeringnot offering77%77%

Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

publicnon public55%55%

Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Far West

University of California-Berkeley

By State

California

University of California-Berkeley

By Conference

Pacific-12 Conference

University of California-Berkeley

By School

Lurleen B Wallace Community College

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as an environmental educator, preserve manager, or gis systems specialist sounds interesting, then a degree in natural resources and conservation may just be for you. You could even become a person in congress instilling national park boundaries!

POPULARITY

Natural resources and conservation is the 28th most popular degree in America, with 21,077 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #29 Engineering Technologies, and narrowly lost to #27 Mathematics.

The degree is offered at a total of 820 colleges across the nation, and is the 22nd most widely offered degree. Given that natural resources and conservation is offered at 77% 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 slightly less than five ninths of colleges offering natural resources and conservation are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The far west produces the most natural resources and conservation 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 natural resources and conservation graduates than Lurleen B Wallace Community College, which graduated 556 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 natural resources and conservation). More students studied natural resources and conservation as a percentage of total students at Skagit Valley College than any other college.

We wish you luck on your college search. We hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

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University of California-Berkeley

#1 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

# 7

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

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Yale University

#2 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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New Haven, CT

https://www.yale.edu

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

14,389

Students

# 4

Ranking

$55,500

Tuition

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Harvard University

#3 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Cambridge, MA

www.harvard.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

41,987

Students

# 3

Ranking

$47,730

Tuition

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Duke University

#4 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Durham, NC

WWW.DUKE.EDU

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

18,159

Students

# 6

Ranking

$55,880

Tuition

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University of California-Santa Barbara

#5 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Santa Barbara, CA

www.ucsb.edu

A

Rating

30%

Acceptance

27,685

Students

# 12

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

#6 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Syracuse, NY

www.esf.edu

B+

Rating

70%

Acceptance

2,370

Students

# 106

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

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Texas A & M University-College Station

#7 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

# 23

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

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University of Florida

#8 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

# 8

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

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Cornell University

#9 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

# 11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

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University of Pennsylvania

#10 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

# 8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition

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Oregon State University

#11 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Corvallis, OR

https://oregonstate.edu

B

Rating

82%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

# 131

Ranking

$29,346

Tuition

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Columbia University in the City of New York

#12 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

# 9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

#13 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Ann Arbor, MI

https://umich.edu/

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

48,218

Students

# 2

Ranking

$50,872

Tuition

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University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#14 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

# 15

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

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University of California-Davis

#15 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

# 11

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

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Johns Hopkins University

#16 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Baltimore, MD

www.jhu.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

33,543

Students

# 7

Ranking

$55,350

Tuition

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#17 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

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Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

# 27

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

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University of Chicago

#18 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Chicago, IL

WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU

A+

Rating

6%

Acceptance

19,659

Students

# 10

Ranking

$57,642

Tuition

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

#19 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Blacksburg, VA

WWW.VT.EDU

A

Rating

70%

Acceptance

36,882

Students

# 28

Ranking

$29,960

Tuition

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Dartmouth College

#20 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Hanover, NH

www.dartmouth.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

7,081

Students

# 14

Ranking

$55,605

Tuition

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#21 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Chapel Hill, NC

www.unc.edu

A+

Rating

23%

Acceptance

32,346

Students

# 5

Ranking

$34,198

Tuition

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

#22 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

# 14

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

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Washington University in St Louis

#23 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

# 15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

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Brown University

#24 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

# 12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

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University of Vermont

#25 Best Colleges for Natural Resources and Conservation

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Burlington, VT

www.uvm.edu

A

Rating

67%

Acceptance

15,698

Students

# 55

Ranking

$41,280

Tuition