2021 Best Colleges for General Agriculture
Approximately 3,456 general agriculture degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for General Agriculture ranking analyzed 26 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general agriculture. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of colleges for General Agriculture students.
Choosing a Great General Agriculture School
The agriculture program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality agriculture program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:
A Great Overall School
The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a host of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.
Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 18% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 19%.
Above Average Earnings After Graduation
General Agriculture graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. While the average general agriculture bachelors degree from U.S. colleges results in an average starting salary of $32,946, graduates of colleges on this list average $39,500.
Other Factors We Consider
In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:
- Major Focus - How much a school focuses on General Agriculture students vs. other majors.
- Major Popularity - How many other general agriculture students choose this school.
- Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized general agriculture related accrediting body.
Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for General Agriculture students.
One Size Does Not Fit All
The agriculture school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Agriculture Schools.
In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. 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.
Best Schools to Study General Agriculture in the United States
Top 10 Best Agriculture Colleges
Illinois State University is among your best bets if you want to study general agriculture. Located in the midsize suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 331st out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Illinois.
For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Illinois State also offers a Master's Degrees in general agriculture. General Agriculture majors from Illinois State University earn a boost of approximately $6,180 over the typical earnings of general agriculture graduates.More… Request Information
It is difficult to beat Texas A&M University - College Station if you want to study general agriculture. Located in the midsize city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 102nd out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.
With 38 students who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, Texas A&M University - College Station is one of the most popular universities to study agriculture in the United States. General Agriculture majors from Texas A&M University - College Station get an earnings boost of around $10,180 above the typical earnings of general agriculture majors.More… Request Information
Any student pursuing a degree in general agriculture has to look into Cornell University. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca. A Best Colleges rank of 17 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.
There were about 79 general agriculture students who graduated from this program at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available. General Agriculture students from Cornell University receive an earnings boost of about $2,180 above the typical earnings of general agriculture majors.More… Request Information
It is hard to beat South Dakota State University if you want to pursue general agriculture as a major. South Dakota State is a large public university located in the town of Brookings. This university ranks 549th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of South Dakota.
For those interested in shorter degree, South Dakota State also offers an Associate's Degrees in general agriculture. South Dakota State University general agriculture graduates receive $6,280 more than the average agriculture student.More… Request Information
Located in the remote town of Martin, UT Martin is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 915th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.
There were roughly 153 general agriculture students who graduated from this program at UT Martin in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, agriculture students usually make about $32,800 in the first five years of their career.More… Request Information
Located in the town of Kirksville, Truman State is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 374th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Missouri.
There were roughly 45 general agriculture students who graduated from this program at Truman State in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates of the agriculture program state that they receive average early career wages of $31,700.More… Request Information
WIU is a moderately-sized public university located in the remote town of Macomb. This university ranks 853rd out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Illinois.
A preferred choice for general agriculture undergraduates, there were about 109 learners who graduated from this program at WIU in the most recent year we have data available. General Agriculture graduates from Western Illinois University get an earnings boost of about $5,480 above the average income of general agriculture graduates.More… Request Information
Texas Tech is a very large public university located in the city of Lubbock. This university ranks 448th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Texas.
A favorite choice for general agriculture undergraduates, there were roughly 36 individuals who completed this degree at Texas Tech in the most recent data year. Texas Tech University general agriculture majors earn $5,380 more than the average agriculture student.More… Request Information
Located in the remote town of Cookeville, Tennessee Tech University is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 657th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.
A preferred choice for general agriculture undergrads, there were roughly 71 individuals who completed this degree at Tennessee Tech University in the most recent year we have data available. Students from the general agriculture degree program at Tennessee Technological University get $2,980 above the typical college graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.More… Request Information
Located in the city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 320th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Oregon.
There were approximately 107 general agriculture individuals who graduated from this degree at Oregon State in the most recent data year. After getting their bachelor's degree, agriculture students typically earn an average of $28,600 in their early careers.More… Request Information
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General Agriculture Related Rankings by Major
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|
|Agricultural Economics & Business||7,646|
|Food Science Technology||2,100|
Notes and References
- The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
- 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).
- Credit for the banner image above goes to W.carter. More about our data sources and methodologies.
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