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Associate's Degree in Natural Resource Management

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Associate’s Degrees in Natural Resource Management

228 Yearly Graduations
$20,100 Median Salary
$11,625 Median Debt
There are 34 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in resource management. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 10 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of Resource Management Majors

In 2018-2019, 228 earned their associate's degree in resource management. This earns it the #151 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in resource management at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,307
Master’s Degree 890
Associate’s Degree 228
Basic Certificate 197
Graduate Certificate 135
Undergraduate Certificate 51
Doctor’s Degree 34

Earnings of Resource Management Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in resource management is $20,100. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $20,100 and the high is $20,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in resource management is $11,625. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $11,812 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,438.

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The median monthly payment of a resource management graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $121.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in resource management. About 66.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 152
Women 76
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Resource Management

The racial-ethnic distribution of resource management associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 199
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 15
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Resource Management Associate's Degree Students

There are 34 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in resource management. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Hocking College

Nelsonville, Ohio
73 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hocking College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for resource management majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 73 associate's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at Hocking Technical College. Of these students, 27% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pikes Peak Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in resource management. Roughly 13,600 attend the school each year. The resource management program at Pikes Peak Community College awarded 20 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 85% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Morrisville State College

Morrisville, New York
20 Yearly Graduations
10% Women

Morrisville State College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in resource management. Roughly 2,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 associate's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at Morrisville State College.

#4

Finger Lakes Community College

Canandaigua, New York
15 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Finger Lakes Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in resource management. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 associate's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at Finger Lakes Community College.

#5

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo, Iowa
12 Yearly Graduations
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hawkeye Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in resource management. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their associate's degree in resource management from Hawkeye Community College.

#5

Vermilion Community College

Ely, Minnesota
12 Yearly Graduations

Vermilion Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in resource management. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 associate's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at Vermilion Community College.

#7

Southern Regional Technical College

Thomasville, Georgia
10 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southern Regional Technical College. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 associate's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at Southwest Georgia Technical College. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#8

Ogeechee Technical College

Statesboro, Georgia
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ogeechee Technical College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in resource management. Roughly 2,000 attend the school each year. The resource management program at Ogeechee Technical College awarded 9 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Green River College

Auburn, Washington
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Green River College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in resource management. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 associate's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at GRC. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#9

Central Carolina Technical College

Sumter, South Carolina
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Central Carolina Technical College. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their associate's degree in resource management from Central Carolina.

#11

Northwestern Michigan College

Traverse City, Michigan
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women

Northwestern Michigan College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in resource management. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their associate's degree in resource management from NMC.

#12

Northwest College

Powell, Wyoming
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwest College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in resource management. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. The resource management program at Northwest College awarded 6 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#13

Central Lakes College - Brainerd

Brainerd, Minnesota
4 Yearly Graduations

Central Lakes College - Brainerd is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in resource management. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their associate's degree in resource management from Central Lakes College.

#13

Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Colorado Mountain College. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 associate's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at Colorado Mountain College.

#15

Spokane Community College

Spokane, Washington
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Spokane Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in resource management. Roughly 10,200 attend the school each year. The resource management program at Spokane Community College awarded 3 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in resource management. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 associate's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute.

#16

Herkimer County Community College

Herkimer, New York
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Herkimer County Community College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their associate's degree in resource management from Herkimer College.

2 Yearly Graduations

Truckee Meadows Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in resource management. The resource management program at Truckee Meadows Community College awarded 2 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, Washington
2 Yearly Graduations

Skagit Valley College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in resource management. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their associate's degree in resource management from Skagit Valley College.

#16

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee, Washington
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wenatchee Valley College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in resource management. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their associate's degree in resource management from WVC. About 50% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to resource management that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Natural Resources Conservation 870
Forestry 390
Wildlife Management 199
Fisheries Sciences 78
Other Resources & Conservation 19

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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