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2021 Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South Dakota

1 College
52 Bachelor's Degrees
$20,370 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best General Agriculture Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South DakotaWith 52 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, general agriculture is the #32 most popular major in South Dakota. This means that 2.2% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

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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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Agriculture Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best General Agriculture School for Non-Traditional Students in South Dakota

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

Best General Agriculture School for Non-Traditional Students

South Dakota State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's general agriculture ranking for non-traditional students. South Dakota State is a fairly large public school located in the town of Brookings. As a testament to the quality of education offered at South Dakota State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in South Dakota ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.2%. There are approximately 2,992 students at South Dakota State that take at least one class online. 3,377 of South Dakota State students are attending 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 in the Plains States Region

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

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

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 181
Animal Science 131
Plant Sciences 66
Agricultural Mechanization 47
Agricultural Production 43

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Notes and References


*Avg Cost is for the top school only.


  • 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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