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2021 Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in Tennessee

4 Colleges
286 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,979 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value General Agriculture School for You

Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in TennesseeWith 286 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, general agriculture is the #28 most popular major in Tennessee. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 12.0% of all the agriculture bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in Tennessee ranking, we looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agriculture. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those agriculture schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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2021 Best Value General Agriculture Schools in Tennessee

Check out the agriculture programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Agriculture Schools in Tennessee

The University of Tennessee - Martin landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general agriculture schools. Located in the remote town of Martin, UT Martin is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. UT Martin also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in Tennessee rankings.

It takes the average student at UT Martin about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $18,101. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UT Martin be around $81,636. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

While working on their bachelor's, agriculture majors at UT Martin accumulate an average of around $21,233 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $214.

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Tennessee Technological University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Cookeville, Tennessee Tech University is a public school with a fairly large student population. Tennessee Tech University did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in Tennessee list.

At Tennessee Tech University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,120. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech University be around $132,787. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

The average amount in student loans that agriculture majors at Tennessee Tech University take out while working on their bachelor's is $16,539. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $171.

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#3

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

Our rankings recognize Austin Peay State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Clarksville, Austin Peay State University is a public school with a large student population. Austin Peay State University did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in Tennessee list.

It takes the average student at Austin Peay State University about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,346. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University is about $105,057. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Agriculture majors at Austin Peay State University take out an average of $23,865 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 $257.

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#4

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

Our rankings recognize Tennessee State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Tennessee State University is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Nashville. Tennessee State University also made our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in Tennessee list, coming in at #3.

The average student at Tennessee State University graduates in less than 6.0 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,349. This means that the average student pays around $151,587 to get a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

On average, agriculture graduates from Tennessee State University take out $31,380 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $317.

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Best General Agriculture Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best General Agriculture Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 18
Florida 48
North Carolina 62
Virginia 39
Alabama 15
Kentucky 179
Louisiana 65
Mississippi 15

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

Majors Similar to Agriculture

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 170
Agricultural Economics & Business 76
Plant Sciences 51
Food Science Technology 45
Soil Sciences 40

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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