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2021 Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Far Western US Region

5 Colleges
500 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,210 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Far Western US RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, agricultural economics and business was ranked #76 in the country. In fact 5,324 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 500 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Far Western US Region ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agricultural business. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. 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.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Agricultural Business Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business Schools in the Far Western US Region

Check out the agricultural business programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Agricultural Business Schools in the Far Western US Region

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public college with a fairly large student population. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Far Western US Region list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to complete their degree, and it costs about $32,197 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is about $143,921. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

The average amount in student loans that agricultural business majors at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,223. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $183.

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California State University - Fresno earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Fresno State is a very large public school located in the large city of Fresno. Fresno State also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Far Western US Region list, coming in at #4.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Fresno State is 5.0 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,188. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Fresno State is $100,132. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, agricultural business graduates from Fresno State take out $17,059 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 $156.

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California State University - Chico landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. Chico State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Chico. Chico State also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Far Western US Region list, coming in at #3.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at Chico State to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $25,192. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Chico State is $118,654. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at Chico State accumulate an average of around $16,449 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $156.

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public school with a very large student population. Oregon State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Far Western US Region list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Oregon State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,361. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State be around $160,539. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that agricultural business majors at Oregon State take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,618. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $208.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. CSU Pomona is a very large public school located in the suburb of Pomona. CSU Pomona also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Far Western US Region list, coming in at #5.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at CSU Pomona is 4.9 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,111. 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 CSU Pomona is $137,744. 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 CSU Pomona carry an average student debtload of $17,476. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $187.

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Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges by State

Explore the best agricultural economics and business colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 450
Washington 6
Oregon 44

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 889
Food Science Technology 324
Plant Sciences 302
General Agriculture 297
Agricultural Production 192

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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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