Does it matter? He has a legitimate question. Anyway give this Link a peek. http://10-of-the-best-college-environmental-programs-in-the-us I think SUNY syracuse charges about 33k-34K a year for out of state tuition(Covering Tuition,Books, Board,etc) Northland looks promising and if you can prove that you are from a low/middle income family they will match tuition to that of the public university in your state. Your right that at 17 your to young to even consider online education. Though as a suggestion to keep costs low. You might want to consider CLEP, DSST, Straighterline or Aleks to get subjects like your minors/general electives out of the way out of the way and apply as a 2nd-3rd year Transfer Student. Anyway it will be useful to see what courses you need to take and what is equivalent outside and then make a plan. Now in regards to networking. I am curious are you interested in research, management, Field work, Business?