Agricultural Economics & Business

2021 Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region

8 Colleges
771 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,661 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes RegionAgricultural Economics & Business is the #76 most popular major in the country with 5,324 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 771 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region ranking looked at 8 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 Great Lakes Region

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

Best Value Agricultural Business Schools in the Great Lakes Region

#1

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Purdue University - Main Campus. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Purdue, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

At Purdue, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $28,495. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Purdue is $124,238. 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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University of Wisconsin - River Falls comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of River Falls, UW - River Falls is a public school with a medium-sized student population. UW - River Falls also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region rankings.

It takes the average student at UW - River Falls about 4.4 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,058. This means that the average student pays around $88,656 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - River Falls. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Agricultural Business majors at UW - River Falls take out an average of $17,099 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 $178.

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#3

Wilmington College

Wilmington, OH

Wilmington College earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Wilmington, Wilmington College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Wilmington College, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Wilmington College to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $25,244. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College is about $104,258. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Agricultural Business majors at Wilmington College take out an average of $22,752 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $254, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a fairly large student population. UIUC also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UIUC is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $32,679. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UIUC is about $137,252. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at UIUC accumulate an average of around $18,104 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $197.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a very large student population. Ohio State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Ohio State is 4.3 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $34,273. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State be around $148,402. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at Ohio State accumulate an average of around $20,484 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $213.

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#6

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the city of East Lansing. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Michigan State, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

It takes the average student at Michigan State about 4.4 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,866. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State is about $161,473. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

The average amount in student loans that agricultural business majors at Michigan State take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,602. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $197.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. Located in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Wisconsin has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

The average student at Wisconsin graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $38,721 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin is $167,662. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

Agricultural Business majors at Wisconsin take out an average of $18,597 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 $208.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. SIUC is a large public school located in the small city of Carbondale. SIUC did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region list.

At SIUC, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $28,953. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the SIUC is $129,130. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at SIUC accumulate an average of around $13,330 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $140.

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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 Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 59
Ohio 165
Illinois 228
Indiana 154
Wisconsin 165

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 912
General Agriculture 370
Food Science Technology 213
Plant Sciences 206
Agricultural Public Services 90

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 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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