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2021 Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region

Approximately 7,646 agricultural economics and business degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region ranking analyzed 14 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics and business. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Agricultural Economics & Business students in the Southeast Region.

Choosing a Great Agricultural Economics & Business School

Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region The agricultural business program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A agricultural economics and business degree from colleges on this list usually translates into higher than average income following graduation. A agricultural economics and business bachelors degree from a school in Southeast helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 earn $38,043 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Agricultural Economics & Business students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other agricultural economics and business students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized agricultural economics and business related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business students in the Southeast Region.

Best Schools to Study Agricultural Economics & Business in the Southeast Region

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for a Agricultural Economics & Business degree.

Top 10 Best Agricultural Business Colleges in the Southeast Region

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida is a great option for individuals interested in a Agricultural Economics & Business major. Located in the city Gainesville, U of F is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Agricultural Economics & Business majors from University of Florida earn a boost of around $4,657 above the typical earnings of agricultural economics and business graduates.

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#2

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

It's hard to beat University of Georgia if you wish to study agricultural economics and business. Located in the city Athens, UGA is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After getting their bachelor's degree, agricultural business students generally make about $39,800 in the first five years of their career.

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#3

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Any student pursuing a degree in agricultural economics and business has to check out Clemson University. Located in the large suburb Clemson, Clemson is a public school with a very large student population.

Graduates from the agricultural economics and business program at Clemson University earn $7,557 more than the average graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech is a great decision for individuals interested in a Agricultural Economics & Business major. Located in the city Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Graduates from the agricultural economics and business major at Virginia Tech make $4,157 above the typical college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Located in the large city Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a very large student population.

Graduates from the agricultural economics and business degree program at North Carolina State University get $5,057 above the average graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

Located in the small city Fayetteville, UARK is a public school with a very large student population.

Students from the agricultural economics and business program at University of Arkansas earn $2,057 more than the standard college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Located in the city Lexington, UK is a public school with a very large student population.

Soon after graduation, agricultural business students usually earn an average of $36,800 in the first five years of their career.

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Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Auburn.

Agricultural Economics & Business majors from Auburn University get a earnings boost of around $3,357 above the typical income of agricultural economics and business majors.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Located in the remote town Mississippi State, Mississippi State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Graduates of the agricultural business program make around $37,100 in their early career salary.

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a large public school located in the city of Jonesboro.

Graduates of the agricultural business program earn around $35,600 for their early career.

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Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges by State

Explore the best agricultural economics and business schools for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 166
Florida 276 175
North Carolina 274 200
Virginia 268 44
Tennessee 257 95
South Carolina 239 112
Kentucky 238 66
Alabama 230 68
Mississippi 228 71
Arkansas 226 347
Louisiana 225 56
West Virginia 205 52

One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Agricultural Economics & Business has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Agricultural Business

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 1,789
Horticulture 1,183
General Agriculture 935
Agricultural Production 793
Plant Sciences 692

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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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