Agricultural Economics & Business

2022 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools

122 Colleges in the United States
7,547 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded
$40,058 Avg Early-Career Salary
Agricultural Economics & Business is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #94 most popular degree program in the country. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual reviewed 122 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of agricultural economics and business. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 7,547 degrees in agricultural economics and business during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Agricultural Economics & Business School

Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools Your choice of agricultural economics and business school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Agricultural Economics & Business School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Agricultural Economics & Business Rankings by Degree Level

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools list to help you make the college decision. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Agricultural Economics & Business in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of agricultural business degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

18 Top Schools in Agricultural Business

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
285 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Every student who is interested in agricultural economics and business needs to look into Cornell University. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 285 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the agricultural economics and business major at Cornell University make $33,242 above the standard college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SD
120 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

It is difficult to beat Lake Area Technical Institute if you wish to pursue a degree in agricultural economics and business. LATI is a small public school located in the remote town of Watertown. This school ranks 2nd out of 15 schools for overall quality in the state of South Dakota.

There were roughly 120 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at LATI in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
32 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Bismarck State College is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in agricultural economics and business. BSC is a small public college located in the small city of Bismarck. This college ranks 3rd out of 14 colleges for overall quality in the state of North Dakota.

There were approximately 32 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at BSC in the most recent year we have data available. Those agricultural economics and business students who get their degree from Bismarck State College receive $3,342 more than the average agricultural business grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
219 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a good decision for students interested in a degree in agricultural economics and business. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #68 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

There were approximately 219 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent year we have data available. Those agricultural economics and business students who get their degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earn $10,042 more than the standard agricultural business student.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
162 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #70 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a great university overall.

There were roughly 162 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the agricultural economics and business program at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo earn $14,642 more than the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
55 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Ankeny, DMACC is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 11th out of 45 colleges for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

There were roughly 55 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at DMACC in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the agricultural business program state that they receive average early career wages of $38,900.

More information about a degree in agricultural economics and business from Des Moines Area Community College

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
503 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #81 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were approximately 503 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent data year.

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#8

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IN
217 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Purdue is a very large public university located in the small city of West Lafayette. A Best Schools rank of #106 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were approximately 217 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
230 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 45 colleges for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

There were approximately 230 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the agricultural economics and business major at Iowa State University get $6,342 above the average graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WI
44 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #69 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were approximately 44 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
87 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

North Dakota State University is a large public university located in the city of Fargo. This university ranks 1st out of 14 colleges for overall quality in the state of North Dakota.

There were about 87 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at North Dakota State University in the most recent year we have data available. Those agricultural economics and business students who get their degree from North Dakota State University - Main Campus receive $6,942 more than the typical agricultural business grad.

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#12

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
136 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #116 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were roughly 136 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent data year. After graduation, agricultural business degree recipients generally make an average of $39,800 at the beginning of their careers.

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#13

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
149 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were about 149 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent year we have data available. Agricultural Economics & Business degree recipients from University of Florida receive an earnings boost of approximately $2,642 over the average earnings of agricultural economics and business majors.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
160 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

NC State is a very large public university located in the large city of Raleigh. A Best Schools rank of #123 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means NC State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 160 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at NC State in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the agricultural economics and business program at North Carolina State University earn $3,042 above the standard college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#15

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
44 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 44 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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#16

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
83 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 4th out of 67 schools for overall quality in the state of Michigan.

There were about 83 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at Michigan State in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the agricultural economics and business program at Michigan State University earn $4,242 more than the average college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#17

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DE

UD is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Newark. A Best Schools rank of #119 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UD is a great university overall.

There were about 21 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In OH
38 Agricultural Business Degrees Awarded

Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is a small public university located in the town of Wooster.

There were about 38 agricultural economics and business students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in the most recent year we have data available.

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Rest of the Top Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Agricultural Economics & Business students that almost earned our Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools award.

Rank College Location
19 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
20 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
21 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
22 Ridgewater College Willmar, MN
23 Lake Region State College Devils Lake, ND
24 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
25 Auburn University Auburn, AL

Agricultural Economics & Business by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 16 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Agricultural Economics & Business has other similar majors worth exploring.

Agricultural Business Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 2,828
Agricultural Economics 2,075
Agricultural Business 1,905
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling 304
Farm/Farm & Ranch Management 252
Agricultural Business & Management 133
Agricultural Business Technology 50

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 7,900
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 4,816
General Agriculture 3,242
Plant Sciences 3,094
Agricultural Production 2,272
Food Science Technology 2,215
Horticulture 1,675
Agricultural Mechanization 877
Agricultural Public Services 811
Animal Services 619

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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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