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2021 Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students

25 Colleges
2,377 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,955 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional StudentsIn 2018-2019, 2,377 people earned their bachelor's in general agriculture, making the major the #125 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students ranking analyzed 25 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in agriculture. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent general agriculture programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the general agriculture program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the United States

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Top 10 Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Illinois State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's general agriculture ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Illinois State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture list.

The student loan default rate at Illinois State is lower than is typical, just 3.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 3,895 students take at least one class online at Illinois State. About 2,428 of the students at Illinois State are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Tennessee - Martin as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Martin, UT Martin is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. UT Martin did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture list.

About 8.4% of UT Martin students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 1,540 students at UT Martin are exclusively online. 2,242 of UT Martin students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Western Illinois University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. WIU is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Macomb. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, WIU has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture ranking.

There are approximately 2,495 students at WIU that take at least one class online. 1,724 of WIU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas A&M University - College Station. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Texas A&M College Station has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture ranking.

The student loan default rate at Texas A&M College Station is lower than is typical, just 2.1% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,608 students at Texas A&M College Station that take at least one class online. 9,459 of Texas A&M College Station students are attending part time. Texas A&M College Station does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize South Dakota State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. South Dakota State is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Brookings. South Dakota State also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture rankings.

About 4.2% of South Dakota State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 2,992 students take at least one class online at South Dakota State. About 3,377 of the students at South Dakota State are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Northwest Missouri State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Northwest is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Maryville.

The student loan default rate at Northwest is lower than is typical, just 7.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,516 students take at least one class online at Northwest. 1,477 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas A&M University - Commerce. Located in the town of Commerce, Texas A&M Commerce is a public school with a large student population.

4,239 of Texas A&M Commerce students are exclusively distance learners. About 5,232 of the students at Texas A&M Commerce are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas A&M University - Kingsville. Located in the distant town of Kingsville, Texas A&M Kingsville is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.7%. There are approximately 1,745 students at Texas A&M Kingsville that take at least one class online. About 2,561 of the students at Texas A&M Kingsville are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Tennessee Technological University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Cookeville, Tennessee Tech University is a public college with a fairly large student population. Tennessee Tech University also made our Best Colleges for General Agriculture list, coming in at #9.

The student loan default rate at Tennessee Tech University is lower than is typical, just 5.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 6,322 students take at least one class online at Tennessee Tech University. 1,896 students are part time. Tennessee Tech University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our rankings recognize Cornell University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca. Cornell not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture list.

About 1.0% of Cornell students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 309 students at Cornell that take at least one class online. About 101 of the students at Cornell are attending part time.

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General Agriculture by Region

View the best for non-traditional students General Agriculture schools in a specific region near you.

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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
Agricultural Economics & Business 7,646
Animal Science 7,614
Plant Sciences 3,064
Agricultural Production 2,452
Food Science Technology 2,100

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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