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2021 Highest Paid General Agriculture Graduates

2,377 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,946 Avg Salary
$21,544 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid General Agriculture GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, general agriculture was ranked #125. In fact, 2,377 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Agriculture Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid General Agriculture Graduates ranking looked at 26 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agriculture.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of General Agriculture Majors

After graduation, general agriculture majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $32,946 per year. That's not so great, since it is 17% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Average Salary for Agriculture Graduates from Schools Nationwide  32,946
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid General Agriculture Grads in the United States

The highest paid agriculture majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Agriculture Graduates

Our rankings recognize Texas A&M University - College Station as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public college with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in agriculture from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $43,500.

The average amount in student loans that agriculture majors at Texas A&M College Station take out while working on their bachelor's is $17,411. 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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Rutgers University - New Brunswick earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a very large student population.

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South Dakota State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. South Dakota State is a fairly large public school located in the town of Brookings. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, agriculture majors make an average salary of $39,600.

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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Our rankings recognize University of Delaware as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UD is a very large public school located in the suburb of Newark.

Agriculture majors at UD take out an average of $22,770 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 $259.

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Illinois State University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the school is $39,500.

While working on their bachelor's, agriculture majors at Illinois State accumulate an average of around $18,604 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $169, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northwest Missouri State University. Northwest is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Maryville. Agriculture majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $39,400.

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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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their bachelor's, agriculture majors at Virginia Tech accumulate an average of around $23,380 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $254.

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Our rankings recognize Southern Illinois University Carbondale as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public school with a large student population. Agriculture majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $39,400.

The average amount in student loans that agriculture majors at SIUC take out while working on their bachelor's is $14,222. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $144, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize University of Connecticut as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UCONN is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Storrs.

Agriculture majors at UCONN take out an average of $19,353 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Western Illinois University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. WIU is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Macomb. Agriculture majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $38,800.

On average, agriculture graduates from WIU take out $18,455 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 $176.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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 6,605
Agricultural Economics & Business 5,324
Plant Sciences 2,008
Food Science Technology 1,363
Agricultural Production 947

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Notes and References

  • 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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