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2021 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Region

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

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

Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Region ranking analyzed 8 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Great Lakes Region

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

Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has taken the #1 spot in this year's agricultural economics and business ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a fairly large student population. UIUC did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region list.

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

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#2

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best agricultural economics and business schools for non-traditional students. 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 in the Great Lakes Region list, coming in at #1.

About 2.3% of Purdue students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,641 students at Purdue that take at least one class online. 6,079 of Purdue students are attending part time. Purdue does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public school with a very large student population. UW - Madison did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.3%. There are approximately 6,424 students at UW - Madison that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,418 part time students in attendance at UW - Madison. UW - Madison does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#4

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Our rankings recognize Michigan State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the city of East Lansing. Michigan State also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.4%. There are approximately 9,273 students at Michigan State that take at least one class online. 6,488 of Michigan State students are attending part time.

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Wilmington College

Wilmington, OH

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Wilmington College. Located in the distant town of Wilmington, Wilmington College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Wilmington College not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region list.

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. There are roughly 95 part time students in attendance at Wilmington College. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio State University - Main Campus as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a very large student population. Ohio State also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region rankings.

About 4.5% of Ohio State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 18,037 students take at least one class online at Ohio State. 8,041 students are part time. Ohio State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Wisconsin - River Falls landed the #7 spot in our 2021 best agricultural economics and business schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of River Falls, UW - River Falls is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. UW - River Falls also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region list, coming in at #7.

About 3.9% of UW - River Falls students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,867 students take at least one class online at UW - River Falls. About 739 of the students at UW - River Falls are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. SIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Carbondale. SIUC did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Great Lakes Region list.

Approximately 2,504 students take at least one class online at SIUC. 2,431 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students agricultural economics and business schools 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 1,057
General Agriculture 510
Food Science Technology 437
Agricultural Mechanization 348
Plant Sciences 333

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*Avg Cost is for the top 8 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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