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Natural Resource Management Schools in Colorado

In 2018-2019, 331 students earned their Resource Management degrees in CO.

A Natural Resource Management major is the 63rd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Natural Resource Management Majors in Colorado

Resource Management majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 189
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 58
Post-Master’s Certificate 32
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 32
Associate’s Degree 26
Bachelor’s Degree 16
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 10
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 10

Gender Distribution

In Colorado, a resource management major is more popular with women than with men.

Natural Resource Management Majors in CO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of resource management majors in Colorado is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Black or African American: 2.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.0%
  • White: 69.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.0%
  • Other Races: 14.5%
Natural Resource Management Majors in CO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Natural Resource Management Grads in Colorado

There are 33,270 people in the state and 1,826,070 people in the nation working in resource management jobs.

Natural Resource Management Jobs Nationwide vs. CO

Wages for Natural Resource Management Jobs in Colorado

In this state, resource management grads earn an average of $72,950. Nationwide, they make an average of $64,140.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in Colorado that offer resource management degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

124 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
11,952 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 56% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.19 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 88% get financial aid.

108 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
33,478 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 3.10% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid.


Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs
78 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,204 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,500 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 93% are considered full time.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,384 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. In their early career, Red Rocks Community College grads earn an average salary of $30,200.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
25% Graduation Rate
20,192 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.70%. In their early career, MSU Denver grads earn an average salary of $34,100. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.


Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,688 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $6,690. 18% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.


Naropa University

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
33% Graduation Rate
953 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it. 33% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at Naropa.

Natural Resource Management Careers in CO

Some of the careers resource management majors go into include:

Job Title CO Job Growth CO Median Salary
Forestry & Conservation Science Professors 29% $91,940
Conservation Scientists 23% $64,990
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Recreational Protective Service Workers 18% $23,330
Fire Inspectors 17% $73,250
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 17% $39,520
Managers 16% $127,750
Foresters 15% $61,230
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 13% $74,550
Firefighters 13% $59,090
Police and Detective Supervisors 11% $107,560

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to resource management.

Major Annual Graduates in CO
Natural Resources Conservation 668
Wildlife Management 81
Forestry 36

View all majors related to Natural Resource Management

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