Agricultural Economics & Business

2021 Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business

57 Colleges
5,324 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,848 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & BusinessAgricultural Economics & Business is the #76 most popular major in the country with 5,324 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business ranking looked at 57 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agricultural business. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those agricultural business schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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2021 Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for agricultural business majors.

Top 10 Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business Schools

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a fairly large student population. U of F also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at U of F is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,230. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from U of F is about $120,542. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

The average amount in student loans that agricultural business majors at U of F take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,175. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $189.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Dakota State University - Main Campus. North Dakota State University is a large public school located in the midsize city of Fargo.

At North Dakota State University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,224. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University is $96,145. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Agricultural Business majors at North Dakota State University take out an average of $20,016 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $221.

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#3

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average student at Texas Tech graduates in less than 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,296. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech is $105,298. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

On average, agricultural business graduates from Texas Tech take out $21,687 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $223.

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Our rankings recognize Iowa State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The average student at Iowa State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,749. This means that the average student pays around $118,231 to get a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

After completing their bachelor's degree, agricultural business graduates from Iowa State carry an average student debtload of $17,206. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $179, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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South Dakota State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public college with a large student population.

At South Dakota State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,370. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State be around $89,628. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Agricultural Business majors at South Dakota State take out an average of $21,216 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $231.

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#6

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Purdue, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Purdue is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,495. This means that the average student pays around $124,238 to get a bachelor’s degree from Purdue. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

On average, agricultural business graduates from Purdue take out $16,702 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $175.

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#7

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. UGA is a fairly large public school located in the city of Athens. On top of its placing in our value rankings, UGA also did well on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

At UGA, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,505. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UGA is $134,211. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, agricultural business graduates from UGA carry an average student debtload of $17,254. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $174.

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#8

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Manhattan, K - State is a public college with a fairly large student population. K - State also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business list, coming in at #4.

The average student at K - State graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $30,639. This means that the average student pays around $139,407 to get a bachelor’s degree from K - State. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Agricultural Business majors at K - State take out an average of $18,999 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $216, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Northwest Missouri State University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Maryville, Northwest is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

At Northwest, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and it costs about $17,341 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $78,035 to get a bachelor’s degree from Northwest. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, agricultural business graduates from Northwest take out $18,143 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $192.

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#10

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wyoming. U of Wyoming is a large public school located in the town of Laramie.

At U of Wyoming, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,323. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the U of Wyoming is $94,299. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, agricultural business graduates from U of Wyoming carry an average student debtload of $15,188. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $135, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Agricultural Economics & Business is one of 13 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 6,605
General Agriculture 2,377
Plant Sciences 2,008
Food Science Technology 1,363
Agricultural Production 947

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 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).
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