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 management degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,991 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

19% above average compared to other degrees

$ 23,562 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

17% above average compared to other degrees

$ 43,312 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

34% above average compared to other degrees

What do natural resource management graduates earn?

Natural resource management students make an average of $54,399 per year after graduation. This is 19% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 54,399 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Bottom 23% of degrees

N/A
% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular natural resource management schools in the US

There are 98 schools in the US that offer a natural resource management degree. The natural resource management schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Purdue University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in natural resource management per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor$14,826
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$10,974
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,638
Northern Arizona University$11,059
Michigan State University$14,460
University of Connecticut$14,880

Top US schools for a natural resource management degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Yale University7%$51,400
Duke University10%$53,500
Washington University in St Louis16%$51,533
University of California-Berkeley17%$14,170
Carnegie Mellon University22%$53,910
Lehigh University25%$50,740
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor27%$14,826
University of Miami36%$48,484
Western Carolina University39%$6,897
Alderson Broaddus University41%$26,610

Cheapest US schools for a natural resource management degree

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

School NameTuition
Phoenix College$2,094
Great Basin College$3,015
Truckee Meadows Community College$3,075
University of Hawaii Maui College$3,158
Cankdeska Cikana Community College$3,300
Northwest College$3,386
Colorado Mountain College$3,808
Missouri State University-West Plains$4,230
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College$4,448
Cape Cod Community College$4,536

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