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2021 Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Region

3 Colleges
370 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,842 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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.

For this year's Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Region ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agriculture. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great general agriculture programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the general agriculture program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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2021 Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying agriculture.

Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Illinois State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Great Lakes Region that are best for non-traditional general agriculture students. Illinois State is a very large public school located in the midsize suburb of Normal. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Illinois State has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

About 3.9% of Illinois State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 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. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Western Illinois University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Macomb, WIU is a public college with a medium-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, WIU has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Great Lakes Region 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. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. SIUC is a large public school located in the small city of Carbondale. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, SIUC has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Great Lakes Region ranking.

Approximately 2,504 students take at least one class online at SIUC. 2,431 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students General Agriculture Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students general agriculture colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 0
Illinois 354
Indiana 10
Wisconsin 6

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 1,207
Animal Science 1,057
Food Science Technology 437
Agricultural Mechanization 348
Plant Sciences 333

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 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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