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2021 Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois

3 Colleges
354 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 IllinoisWith 354 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, general agriculture is the #47 most popular major in Illinois. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 14.9% of all the agriculture bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in agriculture. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality general agriculture programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the general agriculture program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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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 Best Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois

The following schools top our list of the Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Illinois State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Illinois that are best for non-traditional general agriculture students. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public college with a very large student population. 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 Illinois ranking.

About 3.9% of Illinois State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,895 students at Illinois State that take at least one class online. 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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Western Illinois University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. WIU is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Macomb. WIU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in Illinois list.

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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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Located in the small city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public school with a fairly large student population. SIUC also made our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in Illinois list, coming in at #3.

There are approximately 2,504 students at SIUC that take at least one class online. About 2,431 of the students at SIUC are attending part time. SIUC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

Explore all the Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 0
Indiana 10
Wisconsin 6

One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, General Agriculture has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 363
Animal Science 203
Food Science Technology 183
Agricultural Mechanization 116
Agricultural Production 99

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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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