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2021 Highest Paid Agricultural Economics & Business Graduates

5,324 Bachelor's Degrees
$40,788 Avg Salary
$18,856 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Agricultural Economics & Business School for You

Highest Paid Agricultural Economics & Business GraduatesAgricultural Economics & Business is the #76 most popular major in the country with 5,324 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Agricultural Business Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Agricultural Economics & Business Graduates ranking analyzed 58 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in agricultural business.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Agricultural Economics & Business Majors

After graduating, agricultural economics and business majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $40,788 per year. That's about the same as the average college graduate from any field makes.

Average Salary for Agricultural Business Graduates from Schools Nationwide  40,788
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Agricultural Economics & Business Grads in the United States

The highest paid agricultural business majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 11 Best Schools for Highly Paid Agricultural Business Graduates

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, agricultural business majors make an average salary of $73,300.

Agricultural Business majors at Cornell take out an average of $13,185 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 $139.

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Our rankings recognize California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public college with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in agricultural business from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $54,700.

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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University of California - Davis earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public college with a very large student population.

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#3

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid agricultural economics and business school. Located in the city of Manhattan, K - State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, agricultural business majors make an average salary of $51,700.

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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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, agricultural business majors make an average salary of $50,100.

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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Our rankings recognize University of Delaware as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Newark, U of Delaware is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at U of Delaware accumulate an average of around $18,261 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $212, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Twin Cities as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, agricultural business majors make an average salary of $50,000.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at UMN Twin Cities accumulate an average of around $18,500 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $189.

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North Dakota State University - Main Campus landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid agricultural economics and business school. North Dakota State University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fargo. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in agricultural business from the school is $47,000.

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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#7

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Our rankings recognize Texas Christian University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. TCU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Fort Worth.

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#7

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Our rankings recognize Purdue University - Main Campus as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a fairly large student population. Agricultural Business majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $46,500.

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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Iowa State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid agricultural economics and business school. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in agricultural business from the school is $46,400.

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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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Agricultural Business students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Agricultural Economics & Business Graduates award.

Rank College Location
9 Clemson University Clemson, SC
10 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
11 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
12 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
13 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
14 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI

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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

  • 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.
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