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

8 Colleges
727 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,406 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast 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, 727 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

For this year's Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Region ranking, we looked at 8 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 Southeast Region

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

Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students

The University of Tennessee - Martin has taken the #1 spot in this year's general agriculture ranking for non-traditional students. UT Martin is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Martin. UT Martin not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southeast Region 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. There are roughly 2,242 part time students in attendance at UT Martin. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Tennessee Technological University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Tennessee Tech University is a large public school located in the remote town of Cookeville. Tennessee Tech University also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southeast Region rankings.

About 5.0% of Tennessee Tech University students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 6,322 students at Tennessee Tech University that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,896 part time students in attendance at Tennessee Tech University. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Kentucky University. WKU is a large public school located in the city of Bowling Green. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, WKU has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southeast Region ranking.

There are approximately 4,906 students at WKU that take at least one class online. 6,228 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#4

McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

McNeese State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best general agriculture schools for non-traditional students. McNeese is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Lake Charles. As a testament to the quality of education offered at McNeese, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southeast Region ranking.

There are approximately 3,476 students at McNeese that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,717 part time students in attendance at McNeese. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

Our rankings recognize Tennessee State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Nashville, Tennessee State University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Tennessee State University has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southeast Region ranking.

There are approximately 7,217 students at Tennessee State University that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,108 part time students in attendance at Tennessee State University. Tennessee State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Morehead State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Morehead State University is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Morehead. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Morehead State University has also earned the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southeast Region ranking.

There are approximately 2,999 students at Morehead State University that take at least one class online. 4,213 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Florida A&M University has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southeast Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. There are approximately 2,559 students at Florida A&M University that take at least one class online. About 1,441 of the students at Florida A&M University are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#8

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

Our rankings recognize Austin Peay State University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Austin Peay State University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Clarksville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Austin Peay State University, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Southeast Region ranking.

Approximately 4,081 students take at least one class online at Austin Peay State University. There are roughly 3,629 part time students in attendance at Austin Peay State University. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 18
Florida 48
Tennessee 286
North Carolina 62
Virginia 39
Alabama 15
Kentucky 179
Louisiana 65
Mississippi 15

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 1,760
Agricultural Economics & Business 1,452
Plant Sciences 661
Agricultural Production 528
Food Science Technology 430

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 8 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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