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2021 Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southwest Region

5 Colleges
432 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,819 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value General Agriculture School for You

Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southwest RegionGeneral Agriculture is the #125 most popular major in the country with 2,377 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 432 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 5 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 the Southwest Region

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

Best Value Agriculture Schools in the Southwest Region

#1

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas Tech University. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a very large student population. Texas Tech did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southwest Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Texas Tech is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $23,296. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech is about $105,298. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, agriculture graduates from Texas Tech carry an average student debtload of $21,277. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $228.

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Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general agriculture schools. Texas A&M is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of College Station. Texas A&M not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southwest Region list.

At Texas A&M, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $38,607. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Texas A&M is $168,327. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

While working on their bachelor's, agriculture majors at Texas A&M accumulate an average of around $17,411 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $181, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Texas A&M University - Commerce landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general agriculture schools. Texas A&M Commerce is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Commerce. Texas A&M Commerce did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southwest Region list.

At Texas A&M Commerce, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and it costs about $24,650 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M Commerce be around $111,172. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

The average amount in student loans that agriculture majors at Texas A&M Commerce take out while working on their bachelor's is $23,236. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $196, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas A&M University - Kingsville. Texas A&M Kingsville is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Kingsville. In addition to being on our best value list, Texas A&M Kingsville has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southwest Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Texas A&M Kingsville is 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,950. This means that the average student pays around $123,162 to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M Kingsville. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, agriculture graduates from Texas A&M Kingsville carry an average student debtload of $21,158. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $195.

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#5

Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, TX

Our rankings recognize Prairie View A & M University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Prairie View, PVAMU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. PVAMU also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southwest Region rankings.

At PVAMU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.9 years, and it costs about $25,590 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the PVAMU is $124,367. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Agriculture majors at PVAMU take out an average of $29,454 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 $307.

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Best General Agriculture Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
Texas 378
Oklahoma 26
Arizona 1
New Mexico 27

General Agriculture is one of 13 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Agriculture

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 1,110
Animal Science 1,008
Agricultural Public Services 245
Plant Sciences 195
Agricultural Production 165

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to W.carter.

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