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2023 Natural Resources and Conservation Popularity

There are about 83,798 students enrolled in Natural Resources and Conservation in the USA.

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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.

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