2021 Highest Paid General Agriculture Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

370 Bachelor's Degrees
$39,233 Avg Salary
$15,707 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid General Agriculture Graduates in the Great Lakes RegionGeneral Agriculture is the #125 most popular major in the country with 2,377 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 370 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Agriculture Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

For this year's Highest Paid General Agriculture Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agriculture.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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.

Salaries of General Agriculture Majors After Graduation

After graduating, general agriculture majors that go to school in the Great Lakes Region go on to jobs making an average of $39,233 per year. That's right on par with the typical salary of a bachelor's degree holder with a degree from any field.

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 19% higher than the national average of $32,946 per year for agriculture graduates.

Average Salary for Agriculture Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  39,233
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78,400
Average Salary for Agriculture Graduates from Schools Nationwide  32,946
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78,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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78,400

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2021 Highest Paid General Agriculture Grads in the Great Lakes Region

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Agriculture Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

Illinois State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Illinois State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Normal. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, agriculture majors make an average salary of $39,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, agriculture graduates from Illinois State carry an average student debtload of $18,604. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $169.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a very large student population.

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Our rankings recognize Southern Illinois University Carbondale as the #2 school in this year's rankings. SIUC is a large public school located in the city of Carbondale. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the school is $39,400.

On average, agriculture graduates from SIUC take out $14,222 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 $144.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Illinois University. Located in the town of Macomb, WIU is a public college with a medium-sized student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the school is $38,800.

Agriculture majors at WIU take out an average of $18,455 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $176, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Located in the town of River Falls, UW - River Falls is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Best General Agriculture Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 0
Illinois 231 354
Indiana 227 10
Wisconsin 209 6

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 912
Agricultural Economics & Business 771
Food Science Technology 213
Plant Sciences 206
Agricultural Public Services 90

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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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