We know that choosing the right degree is complex. One particularly important factor in this process is determining the financial commitment you will have to make to complete a program, and which one gives you the best return on your investment once you graduate. Of course, it's also essential to investigate scholarships and financial aid to offset tuition. Here are the typical costs for a natural resource conservation degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 11,342 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

35% above average compared to other degrees

$ 26,279 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

31% above average compared to other degrees

$ 45,916 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

42% above average compared to other degrees

What do natural resource conservation graduates earn?

Natural resource conservation students make an average of $56,209 per year after graduation. This is 16% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 56,209 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 25% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular natural resource conservation schools in the US

There are 126 schools in the US that offer a natural resource conservation degree. The natural resource conservation schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Davis and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in natural resource conservation per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Davis$14,419
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$9,432
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
Cornell University$52,853
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of Massachusetts-Amherst$15,411

Top US schools for a natural resource conservation degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering natural resource conservation degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
University of Pennsylvania9%$53,534
Duke University10%$53,500
Cornell University13%$52,853
University of California-Berkeley17%$14,170
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo35%$9,432
Davis & Elkins College42%$28,992
University of California-Davis43%$14,419
University of Maryland-College Park45%$10,399
The University of the South47%$45,120

Cheapest US schools for a natural resource conservation degree

Of the schools in the US that offer a natural resource conservation degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
Tohono O'Odham Community College$932
American River College$1,104
Columbia College - Sonora$1,162
West Valley College$1,183
Shasta College$1,185
Santa Rosa Junior College$1,282
Reedley College$1,304
Saddleback College$1,328
College of the Desert$1,335
Butte College$1,368

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