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2021 Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States Region

5 Colleges
264 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,942 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value General Agriculture School for You

Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States 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, 264 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States Region ranking 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 Plains States 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 Plains States Region

#1

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Truman State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Kirksville, Truman State is a public school with a medium-sized student population. Truman State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States Region list.

The average student at Truman State graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $18,927. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Truman State is $80,250. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

While working on their bachelor's, agriculture majors at Truman State accumulate an average of around $19,821 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $219.

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South Dakota State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general agriculture schools. Located in the town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public college with a fairly large student population. South Dakota State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States Region list.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at South Dakota State to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,370. This means that the average student pays around $89,628 to get a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

The average amount in student loans that agriculture majors at South Dakota State take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,428. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northwest Missouri State University. Located in the remote town of Maryville, Northwest is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Northwest has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States Region ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Northwest to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $17,341. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Northwest is $78,034. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

After completing their bachelor's degree, agriculture graduates from Northwest carry an average student debtload of $17,433. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $158.

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Fort Hays State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Hays, FHSU is a public school with a large student population. FHSU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States Region list.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at FHSU to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $21,526. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from FHSU is $99,235. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

Agriculture majors at FHSU take out an average of $20,742 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 $208.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Missouri - Columbia. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Mizzou, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States Region ranking.

The average student at Mizzou graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,545. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Mizzou be around $137,852. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

Agriculture majors at Mizzou take out an average of $22,156 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.

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Best General Agriculture Colleges by State

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 129
Minnesota 0
Iowa 5
Kansas 35
Nebraska 15
South Dakota 52
North Dakota 28

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 1,068
Animal Science 1,012
Plant Sciences 559
Food Science Technology 219
Agricultural Mechanization 210

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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).
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