Best Colleges with Conservation Biology Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Conservation Biology, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Conservation Biology is offered at a small amount of schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Conservation Biology degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Conservation Biology degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Conservation Biology.

The Best Conservation Biology Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York offers 1 Conservation Biology Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 13 students graduated in the study area of Conservation Biology with students earning 13 Master's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
2 Tufts University Medford, MA

Tufts University offers 1 Conservation Biology Degree program. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 14 students graduated in the study area of Conservation Biology with students earning 14 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
3 Boston University Boston, MA

Boston University offers 1 Conservation Biology Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 22 students graduated in the study area of Conservation Biology with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
4 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse, NY

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry offers 3 Conservation Biology Degree programs. It's a small public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 73 students graduated in the study area of Conservation Biology with students earning 46 Bachelor's degrees, 24 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 Fordham University Bronx, NY

Fordham University offers 1 Conservation Biology Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 3 students graduated in the study area of Conservation Biology with students earning 3 Certificates degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
6 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 2 Conservation Biology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 15 students graduated in the study area of Conservation Biology with students earning 9 Doctoral degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.

Based on 168 Reviews
7 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 2 Conservation Biology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 33 students graduated in the study area of Conservation Biology with students earning 33 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 96 Reviews
8 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut offers 1 Conservation Biology Degree program. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Conservation Biology with students earning 5 Master's degrees.

Based on 48 Reviews
9 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL

University of Central Florida offers 2 Conservation Biology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 8 students graduated in the study area of Conservation Biology with students earning 5 Master's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
10 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL

Florida Institute of Technology offers 3 Conservation Biology Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Conservation Biology with students earning 4 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

Based on 8 Reviews

List of Conservation Biology Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 28,086
Tufts University Tufts University Medford, MA
5/5
11 : 1 11,137
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse, NY
2/5
16 : 1 2,222
Fordham University Fordham University Bronx, NY
5/5
16 : 1 15,286
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
3/5
14 : 1 50,678
University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI
3/5
12 : 1 42,716
University of Connecticut University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
3/5
15 : 1 27,043
University of Central Florida University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
2/5
41 : 1 62,953
Florida Institute of Technology Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL
5/5
17 : 1 6,631
Brigham Young University-Provo Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, UT
2/5
24 : 1 33,469
University of Maryland-College Park University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD
3/5
19 : 1 38,140
Seattle University Seattle University Seattle, WA
5/5
13 : 1 7,405
University of Idaho University of Idaho Moscow, ID
2/5
19 : 1 11,372
University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, MO
3/5
17 : 1 35,424
Arizona State University-Tempe Arizona State University-Tempe Tempe, AZ
3/5
27 : 1 51,984
Central Michigan University Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
3/5
27 : 1 26,825
Philadelphia University Philadelphia University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
16 : 1 3,670
University of Rhode Island University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
3/5
20 : 1 16,613
Union University Union University Jackson, TN
5/5
13 : 1 3,583
University of New Orleans University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA
3/5
27 : 1 8,423
St Lawrence University St Lawrence University Canton, NY
5/5
12 : 1 2,472
Smith College Smith College Northampton, MA
5/5
9 : 1 2,874
Canisius College Canisius College Buffalo, NY
5/5
15 : 1 3,900
Utah State University Utah State University Logan, UT
2/5
32 : 1 28,622

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Getting a Conservation Biology Degree Online

Schools offering online Conservation Biology degrees

Online Conservation Biology degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 7 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Conservation Biology degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
University of Idaho 7 0 0 0 0
University of Wisconsin-Stout 0 0 0 1 0
How many schools offer online Conservation Biology degrees?
  • 1 Certificates
  • 1 Bachelor's
  • 1 Master's

What degrees do people get in Conservation Biology?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 25 Colleges 168 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 6 Colleges 19 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 4 Colleges 16 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 12 Colleges 96 Graduates

Conservation Biology Degree Overview

When it comes to choosing a Conservation Biology degree, there are many selections for a traditional degree as well as higher education options. The most common path for those earning a degree in Conservation Biology can look for a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The most prevailing Conservation Biology degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Conservation Biology degree that people get is a master's degree which suggests a focus on higher learning. This shows that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although a doctoral degree is offered at some schools, getting an advanced degree is not very common. In the end, you'll want to choose a degree in Conservation Biology that can help you to achieve your goals. The only remaining decision will be to find a school offering the degree your interested in and can meet your flexibility needs.

Average cost of college for a Conservation Biology degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$5,355 Public In-State
$5,355 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$8,807 Public In-State
$33,994 Private In-State
$20,991 Public Out-of-State
$33,994 Private Out-of-State
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