Agricultural Economics & Business

2021 Highest Paid Agricultural Economics & Business Graduates in the Southeast Region

1,146 Bachelor's Degrees
$38,043 Avg Salary
$19,725 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Agricultural Economics & Business School for You

Highest Paid Agricultural Economics & Business Graduates in the Southeast 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, 1,146 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Agricultural Business Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Agricultural Economics & Business Graduates in the Southeast Region ranking looked at 14 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agricultural business.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when 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.

How Much Do Agricultural Economics & Business Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, agricultural economics and business majors from schools in the Southeast Region earn an average salary of $38,043 per year. That's right on par with the typical salary of a bachelor's degree holder with a degree from any field.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in agricultural business is $40,788. That's about 7% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in the Southeast Region .

Average Salary for Agricultural Business Graduates from Schools in the Southeast Region  38,043
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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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76,000

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2021 Highest Paid Agricultural Economics & Business Grads in the Southeast Region

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid agricultural business graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Agricultural Business Graduates in the Southeast Region

#1

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Our rankings recognize Clemson University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Clemson is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Clemson. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, agricultural business majors make an average salary of $45,600.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at Clemson accumulate an average of around $21,810 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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North Carolina State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. NC State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Raleigh. Agricultural Business majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $43,100.

While working on their bachelor's, agricultural business majors at NC State accumulate an average of around $19,136 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $213.

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#3

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UF is a very large public school located in the city of Gainesville. Students who receive their bachelor's in agricultural business from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $42,700.

On average, agricultural business graduates from UF take out $18,175 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 $189.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid agricultural economics and business school. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. Agricultural Business majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $42,200.

Agricultural Business majors at Virginia Tech take out an average of $19,650 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $212, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Auburn, Auburn 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 $41,400.

After completing their bachelor's degree, agricultural business graduates from Auburn carry an average student debtload of $21,232. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $217.

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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Louisiana State University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Baton Rouge.

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University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arkansas. Located in the small city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public school with a fairly 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 $40,100.

On average, agricultural business graduates from UARK take out $17,828 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 $172.

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid agricultural economics and business school. Located in the midsize city of Athens, UGA is a public school with a fairly 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 $39,800.

The average amount in student loans that agricultural business majors at UGA take out while working on their bachelor's is $17,254. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $174.

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Louisiana Tech University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Louisiana Tech is a large public school located in the distant town of Ruston.

After completing their bachelor's degree, agricultural business graduates from Louisiana Tech carry an average student debtload of $19,161.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Mississippi State University. Located in the town of Mississippi State, Mississippi State is a public college with a fairly 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 $37,100.

Agricultural Business majors at Mississippi State take out an average of $17,122 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 $165.

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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 Southeast region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 220 120
Florida 214 151
Tennessee 209 76
North Carolina 207 124
Virginia 206 40
South Carolina 188 107
Alabama 183 66
Kentucky 177 57
Arkansas 164 259
Louisiana 163 48
Mississippi 158 52
West Virginia 142 46

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 1,504
General Agriculture 727
Plant Sciences 381
Food Science Technology 304
Other Agriculture 234

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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.
  • 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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