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2021 Highest Paid General Agriculture Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region

227 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,550 Avg Salary
$23,188 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid General Agriculture Graduates in the Middle Atlantic 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, 227 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States. The agriculture school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Agriculture Graduates.

For this year's Highest Paid General Agriculture Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, we looked at 2 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.

How Much Do General Agriculture Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, general agriculture majors from schools in the Middle Atlantic Region earn an average salary of $31,550 per year. Unfortunately, that is 21% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $32,946 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in agriculture.

Average Salary for Agriculture Graduates from Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region  31,550
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Average Salary for Agriculture Graduates from Schools Nationwide  32,946
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63,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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63,200

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2021 Highest Paid General Agriculture Grads in the Middle Atlantic Region

The following colleges produce the highest paid agriculture graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Agriculture Graduates in the Middle Atlantic Region

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca. Students who receive their bachelor's in agriculture from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $35,500.

While working on their bachelor's, agriculture majors at Cornell accumulate an average of around $12,617 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $132, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rutgers University - New Brunswick. 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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Delaware State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general agriculture school. Located in the city of Dover, Del State is a public school with a small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the school is $27,600.

On average, agriculture graduates from Del State take out $28,823 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 $301.

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University of Delaware landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general agriculture school. UD is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Newark.

The average amount in student loans that agriculture majors at UD take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,770. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Agriculture majors at Penn State University Park take out an average of $23,121 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $270, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best General Agriculture Colleges by State

Explore the best general agriculture colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 267 79
Pennsylvania 266 36
Maryland 197 25
New Jersey 189 11
Delaware 125 76

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 538
Agricultural Economics & Business 417
Food Science Technology 178
Plant Sciences 157
Horticulture 96

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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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