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2021 Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Rocky Mountains Region

5 Colleges
247 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,860 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Rocky Mountains 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, 247 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those agricultural business schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

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. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Agricultural Economics & Business Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

Best Value Agricultural Business Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

#1

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. U of Wyoming is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Laramie. As a testament to the quality of education offered at U of Wyoming, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at U of Wyoming to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $20,323. 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 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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Utah State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. Located in the city of Logan, USU is a public college with a very large student population. USU also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Rocky Mountains Region list, coming in at #4.

The average student at USU graduates in less than 4.8 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,962. This means that the average student pays around $115,976 to get a bachelor’s degree from USU. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, agricultural business graduates from USU carry an average student debtload of $18,267.

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#3

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

Our rankings recognize University of Idaho as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Moscow, Idaho is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Idaho, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The average student at Idaho graduates in less than 4.5 years, and it costs about $29,080 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $131,151 to get a bachelor’s degree from Idaho. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

The average amount in student loans that agricultural business majors at Idaho take out while working on their bachelor's is $17,453. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $156, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Located in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Colorado State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Colorado State is 4.4 years, and it costs about $32,008 per year to attend the school. 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 Colorado State is $141,155. 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 Colorado State take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,125. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $184.

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Our rankings recognize Montana State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. MSU Bozeman is a large public school located in the remote town of Bozeman. As a testament to the quality of education offered at MSU Bozeman, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at MSU Bozeman is 4.7 years, and it costs about $33,926 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the MSU Bozeman is $157,756. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at MSU Bozeman accumulate an average of around $22,250 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $208.

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Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges by State

Explore the best agricultural economics and business schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Utah 31
Colorado 63
Idaho 73
Montana 43
Wyoming 37

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

Majors Similar to Agricultural Business

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 339
Plant Sciences 123
Animal Services 95
Horticulture 73
Soil Sciences 69

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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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