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2021 Highest Paid General Agriculture Graduates in Louisiana

65 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,900 Avg Salary
$17,562 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Agriculture School for You

Highest Paid General Agriculture Graduates in LouisianaWith 65 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, general agriculture is the #64 most popular major in Louisiana. This means that 2.7% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Agriculture list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid General Agriculture Graduates in Louisiana ranking analyzed 1 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

How Much Do General Agriculture Majors Make After Graduation?

The average general agriculture major who graduates from a school in Louisiana earns about $34,900 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 12% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 6% higher than the national average of $32,946 per year for agriculture graduates.

Average Salary for Agriculture Graduates from Schools in Louisiana  34,900
Average Salary for Agriculture Graduates from Schools Nationwide  32,946
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid General Agriculture Grads in Louisiana

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid general agriculture majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Agriculture Graduates in Louisiana


McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

McNeese State University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid general agriculture school. McNeese is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Lake Charles. Students who receive their bachelor's in agriculture from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $34,900.

The average amount in student loans that agriculture majors at McNeese take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,178. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $182.

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Southern University and A & M College earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Baton Rouge, Southern University and A & M College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

Agriculture majors at Southern University and A & M College take out an average of $20,987 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Best General Agriculture Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 220 18
Florida 214 48
Tennessee 209 286
North Carolina 207 62
Virginia 206 39
Alabama 183 15
Kentucky 177 179
Mississippi 158 15

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 83
Agricultural Economics & Business 48
Plant Sciences 10
Agricultural Public Services 9
Food Science Technology 2

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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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