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2021 Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in South Dakota

1 College
52 Bachelor's Degrees
$20,370 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value General Agriculture School for You

Best Value Colleges for General Agriculture in South DakotaWith 52 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, general agriculture is the #32 most popular major in South Dakota. This means that 2.2% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

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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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Agriculture Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value General Agriculture School in South Dakota

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

Best Value General Agriculture School

Our rankings recognize South Dakota State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. South Dakota State is a fairly large public school located in the town of Brookings. South Dakota State also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in South Dakota rankings.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at South Dakota State to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $20,370. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State is $89,628. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

On average, agriculture graduates from South Dakota State take out $19,428 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 $202.

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Best General Agriculture Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best General Agriculture Schools in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

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

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 115
Agricultural Economics & Business 64
Plant Sciences 49
Agricultural Public Services 31
Agricultural Mechanization 29

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Notes and References

*These values are for the top school 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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