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2021 Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in Virginia

Agricultural Economics & Business is a popular major and Virginia is the 38th most popular state for students studying this major. 44 of the 7,646 Agricultural Economics & Business degrees awarded last year were given by colleges in Virginia. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business students in Virginia.

Choosing a Great Agricultural Economics & Business School

Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in Virginia 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 quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of different 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 schools on this list typically translates into higher than average income following graduation. Recent agricultural economics and business graduates from Virginia schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $42,200 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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business students in Virginia.

Best Schools to Study Agricultural Economics & Business in Virginia

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

Best Agricultural Business Colleges in Virginia

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

It's difficult to beat Virginia Tech if you want to study agricultural economics and business. Located in the small city Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

Students who complete this degree report average early career income of $42,200.

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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
North Carolina 274 200
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 174
Horticulture 74
Plant Sciences 69
General Agriculture 65
Agricultural Production 61

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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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