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2021 Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in West Virginia

Agricultural Economics & Business is a popular major and West Virginia is the 35th most popular state for students studying this major. 52 of the 7,646 Agricultural Economics & Business diplomas earned last year were given by schools in West Virginia. With so many choices 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 West Virginia.

Choosing a Great Agricultural Economics & Business School

Best Colleges for Agricultural Economics & Business in West 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. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

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

Graduates Earn More After College

A agricultural economics and business degree from schools on this list typically translates into above average earnings following graduation. A agricultural economics and business bachelors degree from a school in West Virginia helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $31,100 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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Agricultural Economics & Business students in West Virginia.

Best Schools to Study Agricultural Economics & Business in West Virginia

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Best Agricultural Business Colleges in West Virginia


West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

It is hard to beat West Virginia University if you want to pursue agricultural economics and business as a major. Located in the small city Morgantown, WVU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After getting their bachelor's degree, agricultural business students typically make an average of $31,100 in the first five years of their career.


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Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges 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
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

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
Animal Science 99
Animal Services 32
Plant Sciences 32
General Agriculture 23
Other Agriculture 10

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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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