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2021 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Veterans in the United States

57 Colleges
5,324 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,539 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools for Vets

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

For this year's Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking, we looked at 57 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 veterans and active service members.

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

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2021 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools for Veterans in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges for Veterans.

Top 10 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools for Veterans

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Cornell has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the United States ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 621 of the 23,600 students enrolled at Cornell were GI Bill® students, of which 519 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,152. On top of their other funding sources, 150 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas A&M University - College Station. Texas A&M is a very large public school located in the midsize city of College Station. Texas A&M also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the United States list, coming in at #2.

Our most recent data shows that 2,040 of the 68,679 students enrolled at Texas A&M were GI Bill® students, of which 1,388 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,525. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Our rankings recognize Kansas State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Manhattan, K - State is a public school with a very large student population. K - State not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, K - State supports 22,221 students, and 1,106 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 769 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,442. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a fairly large student population. Purdue did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the United States list.

Among the 44,474 students enrolled at Purdue, 761 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 556 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,363. During this same period, 32 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a very large student population. UIUC not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the United States list.

Of the 49,702 students enrolled at UIUC, 500 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 247 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,702. 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 Ohio State University - Main Campus. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a fairly large student population. On top of its placing in our veterans rankings, Ohio State also did well on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the United States list. It's in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in that analysis.

Our most recent data shows that 1,851 of the 61,170 students enrolled at Ohio State were GI Bill® students, of which 1,158 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,438. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#7

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agricultural economics and business schools. Located in the midsize city of Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a very large student population. U of F also made our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the United States list, coming in at #7.

Of the 52,218 students enrolled at U of F, 1,109 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 752 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,193. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#8

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Our rankings recognize Texas Tech University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Our most recent data shows that 1,148 of the 38,209 students enrolled at Texas Tech were GI Bill® students, of which 662 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,852. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Madison. Located in the large city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a fairly large student population. Wisconsin did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the United States list.

Among the 43,463 students enrolled at Wisconsin, 554 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 346 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,489. On top of their other funding sources, 21 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize University of Nebraska - Lincoln as the #10 school in this year's rankings. UNL is a very large public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

Of the 25,820 students enrolled at UNL, 687 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 406 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,191. In addition to receiving other benefits, 92 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 6,605
General Agriculture 2,377
Plant Sciences 2,008
Food Science Technology 1,363
Agricultural Production 947

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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