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2022 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

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1,307

Graduates Per Year

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$53K

Average Salary

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#185

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

1,307

79% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

80

58% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

184

Informatics

1,308

185

Natural Resources Management and Policy

1,307

186

Family and Consumer Economics

1,301

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$25,418

20% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

281

General Studies

$25,470

282

Natural Resources Management and Policy

$25,418

Salary

Average Salary

$33,912

12% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

219

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

$34,037

220

Natural Resources Management and Policy

$33,912

221

Social Sciences

$33,573

Professors

Good

4.2/5

5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

113

Informatics

114

Natural Resources Management and Policy

115

Insurance

Students

Not Diverse

2.8/5

24.42% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

356

Speech-Language Pathology

357

Natural Resources Management and Policy

358

Occupational Therapy

SUMMARY

Studying Natural Resources Management and Policy is a valuable choice and commonly a mandatory first step for undergraduates hoping to begin a career as a naturalist, a field planner, or a wetlands restoration specialist. In fact, natural resources management and policy is a very rare major coming in at the 185th most popular major. Last year, there were 1,307 natural resources management and policy graduates. In-state tuition for natural resources management and policy at private schools is, on average, 3.8 times more pricey than their public counterparts.

With only 80 institutions offering natural resources management and policy you might have limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are looking to surround yourself with other natural resources management and policy undergrads, look at universities in Oregon which have the most students admitted to natural resources management and policy annually. More generally, the top region to study natural resources management and policy is in the Southeast region with Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, West Virginia University, and Florida Gulf Coast University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to study natural resources management and policy is the Big Ten Conference with Michigan State University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and Ohio State University-Main Campus representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best university for natural resources management and policy is Washington University in St Louis. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There can be tons more factors to weigh when deciding on ​university. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might affect one's thoughts of which university to attend. Here at Authority, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which natural resources management and policy university has the best campus, the answer is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. If you are primarily interested in which college has the finest campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more in order to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life and from that list, our choice for the college with the best student life for natural resources management and policy is Washington University in St Louis. Curious why? Keep reading to find out more about our top choices. Many of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If price is a significant factor in your decision on where to go to school, you might be cautious about Washington University in St Louis. Washington University in St Louis appears to be the most expensive university for natural resources management and policy, at least for out of state enrollment. That being said, we have an entire list of the most expensive universities that might put the price tag at Washington University in St Louis into perspective. Additionally, you could be interested to know that natural resources management and policy is the 282nd most expensive degree in the nation, with an average cost of $25,400. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for natural resources management and policy on our list is Missouri demonstrated with a cost of $54,250 at the main school in Missouri Washington University in St Louis. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the country for natural resources management and policy is the Plains region which is best demonstrated with Washington University in St Louis with a cost of $54,250, and North Dakota State University-Main Campus with a cost of $12,413.

Our cheapest region for natural resources management and policy is the Southeast region which is represented by St Petersburg College with a cost of $7,774, Western Carolina University with a cost of $5,000, and Glenville State College with a cost of $7,020. In better news, the most affordable college for natural resources management and policy is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying about $10,600 for a degree in natural resources management and policy. That price balloons dramatically to a median of $25,200 for an out-of-state public-school undergrad. Our pick for the university with the best value for natural resources management and policy: Washington University in St Louis. On this page you will see our comprehensive list of the colleges we believe to be the best value overall. With that said, this list is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for natural resources management and policy majors can vary, but two years after completing the major students will often earn around $52,900. There can be much variation in salary; top earners can rake in up to $97,500. Right out of university, the lowest end jobs within the natural resources management and policy field make $28,000, which isn't that bad. The top earning grads for natural resources management and policy attended Washington University in St Louis and if you are looking for schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of natural resources management and policy ranks near the bottom, ranking within only the 10th percentile of majors nationally. The university with the most composite diversity for natural resources management and policy is Washington University in St Louis and here you can find our general list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Natural Resources Management and Policy only sits in the 69th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 7th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share at 81% of those studying natural resources management and policy. Additionally, 52% of students pursuing a natural resources management and policy major are men.

The median rating of natural resources management and policy's professors is 4.2 stars, a rating that is 5% higher than the average for all majors; which is a good score. If you are interested in the most popular natural resources management and policy professor in the country, consider looking up Charles Bamforth at University of California-Davis. It may be shocking, but the best rated natural resources management and policy professors by student are at University of California-Davis. As we incorporate data other than just rankings we find that the college possessing the overall best instructors for natural resources management and policy is Washington University in St Louis. You can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest instructors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for natural resources management and policy is Washington University in St Louis. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a detailed list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that approaching university through a lens primarily built on superlatives can cause problems. We at Authority hope you read our more focused pages on different schools and peruse some of our helpful background articles on useful details to look out for as your school search continues.

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Oregon State University

#1 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

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

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

#2 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a very large public institution located in San Luis Obispo, CA ranked 112th in the nation. It has a total of 22,130 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 28.42% acceptance rate. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 123 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Agricultural Mechanization, and Construction Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is moderately priced. 73.19% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn roughly $66,900 per year, which is 61% above the national median.

San Luis Obispo, CA

calpoly.edu

A

Rating

28%

Acceptance

23,278

Students

#112

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

#3 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a small public university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 49th in New York. It has a total of 1,925 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 69.54% of applicants. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry offers 48 different majors and is best known for its Conservation Biology, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $7,070 for in-state students and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is reasonably priced. 70.93% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $45,600 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Syracuse, NY

www.esf.edu

B+

Rating

70%

Acceptance

2,370

Students

#362

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

Washington University in St Louis

#4 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

Washington University in St Louis is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 15th in the nation. It has a total of 8,774 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 13.85% of applicants. Washington University in St Louis offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Anthropology, Design and Visual Communications, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,250 per year, Washington University in St Louis is exceptionally costly. 88.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in approximately $70,100 per year, which is 69% greater than the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

#15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

University of Miami

#5 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

University of Miami is a large private university located in Coral Gables, FL ranked 59th in the United States. It has a total of 12,351 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 27.13% acceptance rate. University of Miami offers 309 different majors and is best known for its Information Technology Administration and Management, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, and Broadcast Journalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,400 per year, University of Miami is exceptionally costly. 74.98% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn about $60,100 per year, which is 45% above the national median.

Coral Gables, FL

www.miami.edu/

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

19,618

Students

#59

Ranking

$50,400

Tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

#6 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Columbus, OH ranked 160th in the nation. It has a total of 50,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.74% of applicants. Ohio State University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Operations Management and Supervision, and Educational Administration and Supervision programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,197 for students from Ohio and $31,174 for those from out-of-state, Ohio State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 59.09% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $46,100 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

#160

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

#7 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a very large public university located in Blacksburg, VA ranked 136th in the nation. It has a total of 28,939 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting roughly 7 out of every 10 applicants. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Management Science programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,420 for in-state students and $29,960 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 80.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take in more or less $62,500 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Blacksburg, VA

WWW.VT.EDU

A

Rating

70%

Acceptance

36,882

Students

#136

Ranking

$29,960

Tuition

West Virginia University

#8 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

West Virginia University is a very large public university located in Morgantown, WV ranked 1st in West Virginia. It has a total of 22,522 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.28% of applicants. West Virginia University offers 213 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management, and Forestry programs (nationally ranked 8th, 9th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,976 for students from West Virginia and $25,320 for those from out-of-state, West Virginia University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 48.57% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn near $45,800 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Morgantown, WV

www.wvu.edu

C+

Rating

84%

Acceptance

29,323

Students

#789

Ranking

$25,320

Tuition

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

#9 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a very large public university located in Baton Rouge, LA ranked 3rd in Louisiana. It has a total of 26,828 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.58% of applicants. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Physical Education, Construction Management, and Interior Architecture programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,038 per year, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is relatively affordable. 58.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% over the national median.

Baton Rouge, LA

www.lsu.edu

B+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

33,758

Students

#358

Ranking

$8,038

Tuition

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

#10 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a very large public university located in New Brunswick, NJ ranked 144th in the US. It has a total of 40,836 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 61.22% of applicants. Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 374 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Social Work, and Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,230 for in-state students and $29,012 for those from out-of-state, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.03% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in more or less $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

New Brunswick, NJ

https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

57,162

Students

#144

Ranking

$29,012

Tuition

Michigan State University

#11 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

University of Hawaii at Manoa

#12 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

University of Hawaii at Manoa is a large public university located in Honolulu, HI ranked 262nd in the United States. It has a total of 15,221 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 58.47% of applicants. University of Hawaii at Manoa offers 232 different majors and is best known for its Japanese Language and Literature, Native American Studies, and Teaching English as a Second Language programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,304 for in-state students and $33,336 for those from out-of-state, University of Hawaii at Manoa is somewhat moderately pricey. 58.75% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Honolulu, HI

https://manoa.hawaii.edu/

A-

Rating

58%

Acceptance

20,653

Students

#262

Ranking

$33,336

Tuition

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

#13 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a very large public university located in Fort Collins, CO ranked 6th in Colorado. It has a total of 28,398 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of four out of five applicants. Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, and Construction Engineering Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,426 for in-state students and $28,147 for those from out-of-state, Colorado State University-Fort Collins is reasonably costly. 61.27% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Fort Collins, CO

colostate.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

37,356

Students

#395

Ranking

$28,147

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#14 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

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

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#15 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a very large public university located in Raleigh, NC ranked 134th in the nation. It has a total of 28,147 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.13% of applicants. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 294 different majors and is best known for its Animal Sciences, Forestry, and Botany programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,535 for students from North Carolina and $26,654 for those from out-of-state, North Carolina State University at Raleigh is somewhat moderately high-priced. 73.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $52,500 per year, which is 26% over the national median.

Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

#134

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

University of Rhode Island

#16 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

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 Georgia

#17 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

Loyola University Chicago

#18 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

Loyola University Chicago is a large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 201st in the United States. It has a total of 13,742 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.22% acceptance rate. Loyola University Chicago offers 324 different majors and is best known for its Office Management and Supervision, Physical Therapy, and Legal Support Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,105 per year, Loyola University Chicago is quite pricey. 70.42% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn around $54,100 per year, which is 30% above the national median.

Chicago, IL

https://www.luc.edu

A

Rating

67%

Acceptance

19,332

Students

#201

Ranking

$44,105

Tuition

University of Vermont

#19 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

University of Vermont is a large public university located in Burlington, VT ranked 203rd in the nation. It has a total of 13,253 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.3% acceptance rate. University of Vermont offers 185 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Botany, and Radiation Therapy programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $16,392 for students from Vermont and $41,280 for those from out-of-state, University of Vermont is rather expensive. 70.46% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $47,300 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Burlington, VT

www.uvm.edu

A

Rating

67%

Acceptance

15,698

Students

#203

Ranking

$41,280

Tuition

Marist College

#20 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

Marist College is a mid-sized private institution located in Poughkeepsie, NY ranked 184th in the US. It has a total of 6,184 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.23% of applicants. Marist College offers 79 different majors and is best known for its Fashion Merchandising, Multimedia Art, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,800 per year, Marist College is rather expensive. 78.36% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in approximately $56,900 per year, which is 37% greater than the national median.

Poughkeepsie, NY

www.Marist.edu

A

Rating

49%

Acceptance

7,462

Students

#184

Ranking

$41,800

Tuition

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

#21 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is a large public university located in Durham, NH ranked 3rd in New Hampshire. It has a total of 13,538 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting faintly over 83.3% of applicants. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus offers 207 different majors and is best known for its Occupational Therapy, Agricultural Production Operations, and Genetics programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,520 for students from New Hampshire and $32,050 for those from out-of-state, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is somewhat moderately expensive. 70.35% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Durham, NH

www.unh.edu

B+

Rating

84%

Acceptance

16,673

Students

#343

Ranking

$32,050

Tuition

University of Redlands

#22 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

University of Redlands is a small private college located in Redlands, CA ranked 39th in California. It has a total of 3,320 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three fourths of applicants. University of Redlands offers 90 different majors and is best known for its Audiology, Natural Resources Management and Policy, and Public Policy Analysis programs (nationally ranked 19th, 22nd, and 32nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,630 per year, University of Redlands is extremely expensive. 55.88% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home near $55,000 per year, which is 32% greater than the national median.

Redlands, CA

www.redlands.edu

B+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

5,752

Students

#321

Ranking

$50,630

Tuition

Auburn University

#23 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

Auburn University is a very large public university located in Auburn, AL ranked 293rd in the United States. It has a total of 25,795 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.67% acceptance rate. Auburn University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Architectural Engineering, and Technical Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $9,816 for in-state students and $29,448 for those from out-of-state, Auburn University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 70.58% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $48,800 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

Auburn, AL

www.auburn.edu

A-

Rating

81%

Acceptance

32,442

Students

#293

Ranking

$29,448

Tuition

Texas Tech University

#24 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

Texas Tech University is a very large public university located in Lubbock, TX ranked 18th in Texas. It has a total of 33,618 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 7/10ths of applicants. Texas Tech University offers 215 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural Public Services, Human Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,744 for students from Texas and $16,704 for those from out-of-state, Texas Tech University is moderately priced. 58.48% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Lubbock, TX

www.ttu.edu

B

Rating

69%

Acceptance

41,153

Students

#431

Ranking

$16,704

Tuition

Marietta College

#25 Best Colleges for Natural Resources Management and Policy

Marietta College is a small private institution located in Marietta, OH ranked 22nd in Ohio. It has a total of 1,202 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 70.78% of applicants. Marietta College offers 48 different majors and is best known for its Petroleum Engineering and Natural Resources Management and Policy programs, which are respectively ranked 5th and 25th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $35,030 per year, Marietta College is somewhat moderately high-priced. 53.07% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $45,800 per year, which is 10% greater than the national median.

Marietta, OH

www.marietta.edu

B-

Rating

71%

Acceptance

1,358

Students

#624

Ranking

$35,030

Tuition