Agricultural Economics & Business

2021 Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in California

4 Colleges
450 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,422 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in CaliforniaWith 450 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, agricultural economics and business is the #82 most popular major in California. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 8.5% of all the agricultural business bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in California ranking, we looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agricultural business. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those agricultural business schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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The agricultural business school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Agricultural Business Schools.

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2021 Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business Schools in California

The following schools top our list of the Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Agricultural Business Schools in California

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in California ranking.

It takes the average student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo about 4.5 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,197. 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 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is $143,921. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

After completing their bachelor's degree, agricultural business graduates from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo carry an average student debtload of $18,223. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $183.

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California State University - Fresno landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. Located in the large city of Fresno, Fresno State is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Fresno State, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in California ranking.

The average student at Fresno State graduates in less than 5.0 years, and it costs about $20,188 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Fresno State be around $100,132. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

The average amount in student loans that agricultural business majors at Fresno State take out while working on their bachelor's is $17,059. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $156, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Chico. Located in the small city of Chico, Chico State is a public college with a large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Chico State has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in California ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Chico State is 4.7 years, and it costs about $25,192 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Chico State is about $118,654. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Agricultural Business majors at Chico State take out an average of $16,449 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $156, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. Located in the suburb of Pomona, CSU Pomona is a public college with a fairly large student population. CSU Pomona did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in California list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at CSU Pomona is 4.9 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,111. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from CSU Pomona is $137,744. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at CSU Pomona accumulate an average of around $17,476 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $187.

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

Explore all the Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Washington 6
Oregon 44

One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Agricultural Economics & Business has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 726
Food Science Technology 266
Plant Sciences 206
General Agriculture 146
Agricultural Production 131

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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