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2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

There are about 28,081 students enrolled in Environmental Science in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

6,979

Vs. National Avg.

-36%

popularity Rank

#96

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$26K

Vs. National Avg.

9%

cost Rank

#185

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$42K

Vs. National Avg.

6%

salary Rank

#194

professors

Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

4%

professors Rank

#199

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

0%

students Rank

#210

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE DEGREES

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

For a college subject, environmental science is moderately popular. Each area of study confers close to 6,000 four-year degrees per year; 7,289 people last May received an undergrad degree in environmental science, making it the 66th most popular major countrywide. American Public University System​ awarded 269 of those degrees (#1 in the nation), and institutions in California conferred more degrees than any U.S. State (1,160).

Finding the right fit for you will probably not be easy, seeing as four-year degrees in environmental science are offered at 496 colleges across the country. There are 2.6 institutions offering bachelor's degrees in environmental science for every college offering the average degree, making it the 40th most widely available degree in the United States of America.

GRADUATE DEGREES

While in the neighborhood of 6 out of every 7 degrees in environmental science last year were undergrad degrees; 13% were graduate degrees. Environmental science is the 114th most popular grad degree in America, with 1,126 degrees conferred. For context, the average subject is 2.5 times more popular among postgrads than environmental science.

In Total, 8,415 students received a bachelor's or higher in environmental science last spring.

ONLINE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE DEGREES

502 of those 8,415 students (6%) came out of online programs - 476 undergraduates and 26 postgraduate students. As you probably can see, among totally remote undergraduates, environmental science is neither especially popular nor exceedingly unpopular. It's now the 56th most in-demand online subject with 1.1% less remote students than the average subject. For master's or doctor's students, it is ranked 196th, and is 95.8% below the national average (616).

American Public University System​ conferred more online undergrad degrees in environmental science than any other U.S. school (269).

Further, Colleges from West Virginia awarded the most online bachelor's degrees in environmental science last spring (269). West Virginia independently graduates 57% of the United States' online students.

6.5% of all undergraduate degrees in environmental science are completed remote, (2.3% for graduate degrees). 4.58% of American Public University System's​ last undergraduate class studied environmental science online, higher than any other school in the nation. 269 students in their 5,873 student class received an online bachelor's degree in environmental science. They offer 100% of their degrees online, and had 37,335 enrolled online college students last fall. That's 100% of the student body.

Undergrad degrees in environmental science are offered completely remotely at 10 institutions around the nation, making it the 40th most broadly offered remote degree in the United States of America. Only 2 percent of colleges giving out the degree even have a remote option, and 40% of the schools that have the degree remotely are public. The remaining 60% are private. Missouri has the most remote programs of any state, with 2 colleges to choose from.

If you wish to study environmental science and really enjoy the flexibility of online learning, you might want to consider Boston University, as it has the 24th best environmental science program in the USA. They also grant an additional 32 degrees online, so their systems are presumably dependable. Further, 74 online undergraduates study at the school.

PARTIALLY ONLINE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE DEGREES

  • Environmental science is the 71st most popular partially online four-year degree in the US
  • Partially online undergraduate degrees in environmental science are available at 430 institutions nationally
  • 19.44% of all bachelor's degree in environmental science are done partially online
  • Colleges from California granted the most partially online undergrad degrees in environmental science last May (214)
  • 13.23% of all advanced degrees in environmental science are done partially online

IN-PERSON ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE DEGREES

  • Environmental science is the 64th most popular comprehensively in-person four-year degree in the nation
  • Environmental science is the 41st most universally offered comprehensively in-person college degree in the nation
  • Last spring, 6,340 people completed a bachelor's or higher in environmental science in-person
  • The University of Washington-Seattle Campus​ granted more in-person four-year degrees in environmental science than any other institution in the USA (135)
  • 85% of last May's in-person degrees in environmental science were bachelor's degrees; 15% were postgraduate degrees
  • 84.46% of all advanced degrees in environmental science are done fully in-person

Top 25 Best Online Colleges for Environmental Science

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

Iowa State University

Ames, IA | www.iastate.edu/

88%

Acceptance

35,319

Students

#375

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC | www.unc.edu/

25%

Acceptance

32,160

Students

#69

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A

Rating

#3 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse, NY | www.esf.edu/

60%

Acceptance

2,385

Students

#283

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA | https://www.virginia.edu/

23%

Acceptance

29,237

Students

#38

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL | www.usf.edu/

49%

Acceptance

60,343

Students

#220

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA | www.washington.edu/

56%

Acceptance

56,554

Students

#108

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

B

Rating

#7 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA | wwu.edu/

94%

Acceptance

17,883

Students

#765

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC | www.ncsu.edu/

46%

Acceptance

40,537

Students

#136

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC | www.uncw.edu/

68%

Acceptance

20,367

Students

#555

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR | https://oregonstate.edu/

82%

Acceptance

37,586

Students

#432

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX | https://www.tamu.edu/

63%

Acceptance

73,308

Students

#123

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT | www.uvm.edu/

71%

Acceptance

15,903

Students

#247

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN | www.indiana.edu/

80%

Acceptance

46,441

Students

#265

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA | https://www2.gmu.edu/

89%

Acceptance

49,755

Students

#296

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA | www.umass.edu/

65%

Acceptance

35,781

Students

#218

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL | https://www.fsu.edu/

32%

Acceptance

47,836

Students

#138

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

B

Rating

#24 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL | uwf.edu/

58%

Acceptance

15,944

Students

#793

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Environmental Science

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA | https://drexel.edu/

77%

Acceptance

27,720

Students

#161

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

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