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2021 Best General Agriculture Colleges for Veterans in the United States

26 Colleges
2,377 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,955 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best General Agriculture Schools for Vets

Best General Agriculture Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesGeneral Agriculture is the #125 most popular major in the country with 2,377 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best General Agriculture Colleges for Veterans in the United States 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. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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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.

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2021 Best General Agriculture Schools for Veterans in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best General Agriculture Colleges for Veterans.

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 school with a moderately-sized student population. UT Martin also made our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the United States list, coming in at #5.

Our most recent data shows that 240 of the 7,048 students enrolled at UT Martin were GI Bill® students, of which 168 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,146. In addition to receiving other benefits, 1 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. UT Martin does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Illinois State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general agriculture schools. Located in the suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public school with a very large student population. Illinois State also made our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the United States list, coming in at #1.

Of the 20,635 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 town of Macomb. WIU also took the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the United States rankings.

Our most recent data shows that 389 of the 8,502 students enrolled at WIU were GI Bill® students, of which 117 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,241. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Texas A&M University - College Station earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Texas A&M has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Texas A&M supports 68,679 students, and 2,040 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,388 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $9,525. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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. South Dakota State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 387 of the 12,104 students enrolled at South Dakota State were GI Bill® students, of which 192 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school 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 school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 12,411 students enrolled at Texas A&M Commerce, 629 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 421 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school 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 distant town of Kingsville, Texas A&M Kingsville is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Among the 8,541 students enrolled at Texas A&M Kingsville, 225 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 103 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,759. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 6,857 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 tuition and fees award for these recipients was $5,717. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Tennessee Technological University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Cookeville, Tennessee Tech University is a public college with a large student population. In addition to being on our best for vets list, Tennessee Tech University has also earned the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for General Agriculture in the United States ranking.

According to our most recent data, Tennessee Tech University supports 10,186 students, and 396 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 262 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,564. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 small city of Bowling Green, WKU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

According to our most recent data, WKU supports 19,456 students, and 832 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 410 are 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.

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General Agriculture by Region

View the best for vets General Agriculture schools 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 13 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 6,605
Agricultural Economics & Business 5,324
Plant Sciences 2,008
Food Science Technology 1,363
Agricultural Production 947

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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.
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