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2021 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Non-Traditional Students

57 Colleges
5,324 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,646 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Non-Traditional StudentsAgricultural Economics & Business is the #76th most popular major in the country with 5,324 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Non-Traditional Students ranking looked at 57 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agricultural business. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent agricultural economics and business programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the agricultural economics and business program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Top 10 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University has taken the #1 spot in this year's agricultural economics and business ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Cornell also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at Cornell is lower than is typical, just 1.0% of students default in three years. There are approximately 309 students at Cornell that take at least one class online. 101 of Cornell students are attending part time.

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Our rankings recognize Texas A&M University - College Station as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Texas A&M College Station is a very large public school located in the midsize city of College Station. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Texas A&M College Station, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business ranking.

About 2.1% of Texas A&M College Station students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,608 students at Texas A&M College Station that take at least one class online. 9,459 of Texas A&M College Station students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best agricultural economics and business schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Manhattan, K -State is a public college with a fairly large student population. K -State also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business list, coming in at #4.

About 4.7% of K -State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 3,564 students take at least one class online at K -State. There are roughly 3,383 part time students in attendance at K -State. K -State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UIUC, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.9%. Approximately 12,503 students take at least one class online at UIUC. About 6,389 of the students at UIUC are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Florida. Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, UF is a public college with a fairly large student population. UF not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.5%. Approximately 21,513 students take at least one class online at UF. 8,083 of UF students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best agricultural economics and business schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public college with a fairly large student population. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business list, coming in at #6.

The student loan default rate at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is lower than is typical, just 0.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,637 students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,017 part time students in attendance at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a very large student population. Purdue also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business list, coming in at #3.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. Approximately 6,641 students take at least one class online at Purdue. 6,079 of Purdue students are attending part time. Purdue does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Madison. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public college with a very large student population. UW - Madison also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business list, coming in at #9.

About 1.3% of UW - Madison students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,424 students at UW - Madison that take at least one class online. 4,418 of UW - Madison students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#9

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best agricultural economics and business schools for non-traditional students. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the city of East Lansing. Michigan State also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business list, coming in at #8.

About 3.4% of Michigan State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 9,273 students take at least one class online at Michigan State. About 6,488 of the students at Michigan State are attending part time.

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#10

Wilmington College

Wilmington, OH

Wilmington College landed the #10 spot in our 2021 best agricultural economics and business schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Wilmington, Wilmington College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

About 5.5% of Wilmington College students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 48 students take at least one class online at Wilmington College. 95 students are part time. Wilmington College does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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 7,614
General Agriculture 3,456
Plant Sciences 3,064
Agricultural Production 2,452
Food Science Technology 2,100

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Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

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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