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2021 Best General Agriculture Colleges for Veterans

26 Colleges
2,082 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,955 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General Agriculture Schools for Vets

Best General Agriculture Colleges for VeteransIn 2019-2020, 2,082 people earned their bachelor's in general agriculture, making the major the #125 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best General Agriculture Colleges for Veterans ranking analyzed 26 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in agriculture. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality general agriculture programs as well as strong veteran support.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as veteran satisfaction, veteran affordability, and overall quality of the general agriculture program at the school. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Agriculture Schools for Veterans list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best General Agriculture Schools for Veterans in the United States

Check out the agriculture programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for vets.

Top 10 Best General Agriculture Schools for Veterans

Our rankings recognize The University of Tennessee - Martin as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Martin, UT Martin is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. UT Martin also made our Best Colleges for General Agriculture list, coming in at #5.

According to our most recent data, UT Martin supports 7,117 students, and 240 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 168 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,146. On top of their other funding sources, 1 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Illinois State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general agriculture schools. Located in the midsize suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Illinois State has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture ranking.

Of the 20,720 students enrolled at Illinois State, 560 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 218 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,872. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Western Illinois University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. WIU is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Macomb. As a testament to the quality of education offered at WIU, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture ranking.

According to our most recent data, WIU supports 7,490 students, and 389 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 117 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,241. WIU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

Full Veterans at Western Illinois University Report

Texas A&M University - College Station earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public college with a fairly large student population. Texas A&M College Station also made our Best Colleges for General Agriculture list, coming in at #2.

According to our most recent data, Texas A&M College Station supports 70,418 students, and 2,040 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,388 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,525. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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South Dakota State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. South Dakota State is a fairly large public school located in the town of Brookings. In addition to being on our best for vets list, South Dakota State has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture ranking.

According to our most recent data, South Dakota State supports 11,405 students, and 387 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 192 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,217. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas A&M University - Commerce comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Commerce, Texas A&M Commerce is a public college with a fairly large student population.

According to our most recent data, Texas A&M Commerce supports 12,249 students, and 629 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 421 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,439. Texas A&M Commerce does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Texas A&M University - Kingsville landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general agriculture schools. Located in the town of Kingsville, Texas A&M Kingsville is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

According to our most recent data, Texas A&M Kingsville supports 6,932 students, and 225 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 103 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,759. Texas A&M Kingsville does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Northwest Missouri State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general agriculture schools. Northwest is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Maryville.

Among the 7,267 students enrolled at Northwest, 160 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 70 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,717. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Tennessee Technological University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Cookeville, Tennessee Tech University is a public college with a fairly large student population. Tennessee Tech University also made our Best Colleges for General Agriculture list, coming in at #9.

Our most recent data shows that 396 of the 10,177 students enrolled at Tennessee Tech University were GI Bill® students, of which 262 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $7,564. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

Full Veterans at Tennessee Technological University Report

#10

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general agriculture schools. Located in the city of Bowling Green, WKU is a public college with a large student population.

Of the 17,517 students enrolled at WKU, 832 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 410 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,802. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

Read full report on veterans at Western Kentucky University

General Agriculture by Region

View the best for vets General Agriculture colleges in a specific region near you.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 16 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, General Agriculture has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Agriculture

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 6,863
Agricultural Economics & Business 5,233
Plant Sciences 2,061
Food Science Technology 1,406
Agricultural Production 833

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to W.carter.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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