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

5 Colleges
264 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,942 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States 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, 264 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States.

This year's Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States Region ranking analyzed 5 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 Plains States Region

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Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students

South Dakota State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Plains States Region that are best for non-traditional general agriculture students. Located in the town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public college with a fairly large student population. South Dakota State also made our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States Region list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at South Dakota State is lower than is typical, just 4.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,992 students take at least one class online at South Dakota State. There are roughly 3,377 part time students in attendance at South Dakota State. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Northwest Missouri State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Maryville, Northwest is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Northwest also made our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States Region list, coming in at #4.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.9%. Approximately 1,516 students take at least one class online at Northwest. 1,477 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Fort Hays State University. Located in the town of Hays, FHSU is a public school with a fairly large student population. FHSU also made our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States Region list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.5%. 11,012 students at FHSU are exclusively online. There are roughly 9,065 part time students in attendance at FHSU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Truman State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best general agriculture schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Kirksville, Truman State is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Truman State also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States Region rankings.

About 3.7% of Truman State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 467 students at Truman State are exclusively online. 829 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a very large student population. Mizzou also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the Plains States Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. There are approximately 6,407 students at Mizzou that take at least one class online. 4,578 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 schools for a specific state in the Plains States region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 129
Minnesota 0
Iowa 5
Kansas 35
Nebraska 15
South Dakota 52
North Dakota 28

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

Majors Similar to Agriculture

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 1,805
Animal Science 1,149
Plant Sciences 810
Agricultural Production 386
Agricultural Mechanization 373

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 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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