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

10 Colleges
1,110 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,786 Avg Cost*

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

Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, agricultural economics and business was ranked #76 in the country. In fact 5,324 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,110 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

This year's Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Region ranking analyzed 10 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality agricultural economics and business programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the agricultural economics and business program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying agricultural business.

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

Texas A&M University - College Station tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Southwest Region that are best for non-traditional agricultural economics and business students. Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of College Station. Texas A&M College Station not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southwest Region list.

About 2.1% of Texas A&M College Station students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,608 students take at least one class online at Texas A&M College Station. 9,459 students are part time. Texas A&M College Station does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a very large student population. Texas Tech not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southwest Region list.

About 6.0% of Texas Tech students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 15,508 students take at least one class online at Texas Tech. There are roughly 6,714 part time students in attendance at Texas Tech. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best agricultural economics and business schools for non-traditional students. University of Arizona is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Tucson. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Arizona, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southwest Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.0%. There are approximately 12,701 students at University of Arizona that take at least one class online. 7,884 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Oklahoma State University - Main Campus earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Stillwater, OSU is a public school with a fairly large student population. OSU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southwest Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.0%. Approximately 8,190 students take at least one class online at OSU. 5,303 of OSU students are attending part time. OSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Sam Houston State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best agricultural economics and business schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Huntsville, SHSU is a public college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at SHSU, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southwest Region ranking.

About 5.8% of SHSU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 7,776 students take at least one class online at SHSU. There are roughly 5,468 part time students in attendance at SHSU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to West Texas A&M University. Located in the town of Canyon, West Texas A&M University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. West Texas A&M University also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #7.

The student loan default rate at West Texas A&M University is lower than is typical, just 8.1% of students default in three years. 3,382 of West Texas A&M University students are exclusively distance learners. 3,916 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX

Our rankings recognize Tarleton State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Stephenville, Tarleton is a public school with a fairly large student population. Tarleton also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #8.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.7%. 1,004 of Tarleton students are exclusively distance learners. 4,374 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Oklahoma Panhandle State University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. OPSU is a small public school located in the rural area of Goodwell.

Approximately 405 students take at least one class online at OPSU. About 316 of the students at OPSU are attending part time. OPSU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. NMSU Main Campus is a large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Las Cruces. NMSU Main Campus also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southwest Region rankings.

Approximately 4,521 students take at least one class online at NMSU Main Campus. 3,156 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#10

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Texas State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of San Marcos. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Texas State, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southwest Region ranking.

About 6.6% of Texas State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 9,406 students take at least one class online at Texas State. There are roughly 8,060 part time students in attendance at Texas State. 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 colleges for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Texas 828
Oklahoma 186
Arizona 75
New Mexico 21

Agricultural Economics & Business is one of 13 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Agricultural Business

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 1,161
General Agriculture 776
Plant Sciences 310
Agricultural Public Services 302
Agricultural Production 221

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*Avg Cost is for the top 10 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.
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