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

14 Colleges
1,146 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,270 Avg Cost*

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

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

For this year's Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Region ranking, we looked at 14 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agricultural business. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great agricultural economics and business programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the agricultural economics and business program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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The agricultural business school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Agricultural Business Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Region

Check out the agricultural business programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

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

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Southeast Region that are best for non-traditional agricultural economics and business students. UF is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville. UF also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at UF is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 21,513 students at UF that take at least one class online. There are roughly 8,083 part time students in attendance at UF. UF does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Our rankings recognize University of Georgia as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a fairly large student population. UGA also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. There are approximately 3,957 students at UGA that take at least one class online. 3,722 of UGA students are attending part time.

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#3

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Clemson. Clemson also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region rankings.

About 2.9% of Clemson students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,940 students take at least one class online at Clemson. About 3,011 of the students at Clemson are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Our rankings recognize University of Kentucky as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Lexington, UK is a public school with a very large student population. UK also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at UK is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 5,416 students take at least one class online at UK. 3,024 students are part time. UK does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#5

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Virginia Tech, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.6%. Approximately 8,844 students take at least one class online at Virginia Tech. 2,711 of Virginia Tech students are attending part time.

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Our rankings recognize North Carolina State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. NC State is a very large public school located in the large city of Raleigh. NC State also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at NC State is lower than is typical, just 2.8% of students default in three years. Approximately 11,555 students take at least one class online at NC State. There are roughly 7,111 part time students in attendance at NC State. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#7

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public college with a fairly large student population. UARK did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region list.

The student loan default rate at UARK is lower than is typical, just 4.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 5,366 students take at least one class online at UARK. 5,176 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#8

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Auburn, Auburn is a public school with a fairly large student population. Auburn not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region list.

The student loan default rate at Auburn is lower than is typical, just 3.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 5,589 students at Auburn that take at least one class online. 4,634 of Auburn students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus landed the #9 spot in our 2021 best agricultural economics and business schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Jonesboro, A-State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

The student loan default rate at A-State is lower than is typical, just 5.9% of students default in three years. 4,220 students at A-State are exclusively online. About 6,253 of the students at A-State are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Mississippi State University. Located in the remote town of Mississippi State, Mississippi State is a public college with a very large student population. Mississippi State also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #9.

The student loan default rate at Mississippi State is lower than is typical, just 7.6% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,874 students take at least one class online at Mississippi State. 3,265 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 120
Florida 151
Tennessee 76
North Carolina 124
Virginia 40
South Carolina 107
Alabama 66
Kentucky 57
Arkansas 259
Louisiana 48
Mississippi 52
West Virginia 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 1,760
General Agriculture 920
Plant Sciences 661
Agricultural Production 528
Food Science Technology 430

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Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 14 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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