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2021 Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in North Carolina

Agricultural Economics & Business is a popular major and North Carolina is the 14th most popular state for students studying this major. 200 of the 7,646 Agricultural Economics & Business degrees earned last year were given by schools in North Carolina. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Agricultural Economics & Business students in North Carolina.

Choosing a Great Agricultural Economics & Business School

Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in North Carolina 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality 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.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A agricultural economics and business degree from colleges on this list usually translates into higher than average salaries after graduation. Recent agricultural economics and business graduates from North Carolina colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $43,100 in 2017-2018.

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 North Carolina.

Best Schools to Study Agricultural Economics & Business in North Carolina

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study agricultural economics and business.

Best Agricultural Business Colleges in North Carolina

Every student who is interested in agricultural economics and business has to look into North Carolina State University. Located in the city Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Students who complete this degree report average early career income of $43,100.


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Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 166
Florida 276 175
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.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Horticulture 377
Animal Science 297
Agricultural Production 280
General Agriculture 116
Food Science Technology 73

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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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