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2021 Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in the Middle Atlantic Region

2 Colleges
227 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,448 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value General Agriculture School for You

Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in the Middle Atlantic RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, general agriculture was ranked #125 in the country. In fact 2,377 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 227 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agriculture. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those agriculture schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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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 Value Agriculture Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value General Agriculture Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

The following schools top our list of the Best General Agriculture Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Agriculture Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Cornell, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Cornell is 4.1 years, and it costs about $36,390 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Cornell is $148,471. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, agriculture majors at Cornell accumulate an average of around $12,617 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $132, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Delaware State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Dover, Del State is a public college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Del State, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Del State to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $22,505. This means that the average student pays around $99,247 to get a bachelor’s degree from Del State. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, agriculture graduates from Del State take out $28,823 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $301.

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Best General Agriculture Colleges by State

Explore the best general agriculture schools for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 79
Pennsylvania 36
Maryland 25
New Jersey 11
Delaware 76

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 538
Agricultural Economics & Business 417
Food Science Technology 178
Plant Sciences 157
Horticulture 96

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 schools only.

  • 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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