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2021 Most Popular Online Natural Resource Management Schools

16 Colleges
$36,179 Avg Salary
$26,799 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 2,842 people earned a degree or certificate in natural resource management, making the major the #186 most popular in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

The Most Popular Online Natural Resource Management Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 16 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The colleges and universities below are the most popular for resource management majors pursuing an online .

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Our 2021 rankings named Oregon State University the most popular online school in the United States for natural resource management students. Oregon State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Corvallis.

On average, resource management graduates from Oregon State take out $30,999 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $343.

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#2

Unity College

Unity, ME

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Unity College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Natural Resource Management Schools list. Located in the remote area of Unity, Unity is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

The average amount in student loans that resource management majors at Unity take out is $27,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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#3

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Virginia Tech. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Natural Resource Management Schools list. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

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#4

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend St Petersburg College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Online Natural Resource Management Schools list. Located in the city of Clearwater, SPC is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Resource Management majors at SPC take out an average of $30,850 in student loans while working on their egree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $320.

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#5

Everglades University

Boca Raton, FL

The excellent online programs at Everglades University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best natural resource management schools in the United States. Located in the small city of Boca Raton, Everglades U is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best natural resource management programs. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public school with a fairly small student population.

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University of Connecticut landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best natural resource management programs. UCONN is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Storrs.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best natural resource management programs. Colorado State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fort Collins.

On average, resource management graduates from Colorado State take out $27,005 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $300, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #9, Utah State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for natural resource management students. USU is a very large public school located in the small city of Logan.

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#10

Malone University

Canton, OH

Malone University ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Online Natural Resource Management Schools list. Located in the city of Canton, Malone is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 5 majors within the area of study, natural resource management has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 21,552
Wildlife Management 2,400
Forestry 2,339
Fisheries Sciences 620
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 151

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 16 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Brian M. Powell.

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