2022 Best General Agriculture Schools

80 Colleges in the United States
3,242 Agriculture Degrees Awarded
$33,257 Avg Early-Career Salary
General Agriculture is about average in terms of popularity for degree programs. That is, it ranks #148 out of the 368 majors across the country that we analyze each year. So, it might take a little more work to find colleges and universities that offer the degree program.

College Factual reviewed 80 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of general agriculture. Combined, these schools handed out 3,242 degrees in general agriculture to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great General Agriculture School

Best General Agriculture Schools Your choice of general agriculture school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. We derive our Best Overall General Agriculture School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your General Agriculture Degree Level

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 General Agriculture Schools list to help you make the college decision. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for General Agriculture in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of agriculture degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

12 Top Schools in Agriculture

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
77 Agriculture Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat Cornell University if you wish to pursue a degree in general agriculture. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 77 general agriculture students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the general agriculture program at Cornell University make $2,243 more than the typical graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
48 Agriculture Degrees Awarded

Any student pursuing a degree in general agriculture needs to look into California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public university located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo. A Best Schools rank of #70 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a great university overall.

There were roughly 48 general agriculture students who graduated with this degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In TX
39 Agriculture Degrees Awarded

Texas A&M University - College Station is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in general agriculture. Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of College Station. A Best Schools rank of #81 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were approximately 39 general agriculture students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
203 Agriculture Degrees Awarded

Illinois State University is a great decision for students interested in a degree in general agriculture. Illinois State is a very large public university located in the medium-sized suburb of Normal. A Best Schools rank of #230 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Illinois State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 203 general agriculture students who graduated with this degree at Illinois State in the most recent data year. General Agriculture degree recipients from Illinois State University get an earnings boost of around $6,243 over the average income of general agriculture graduates.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In ND

Located in the midsize city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 14 colleges for overall quality in the state of North Dakota.

There were roughly 21 general agriculture students who graduated with this degree at North Dakota State University in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in general agriculture from North Dakota State University - Main Campus

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA
32 Agriculture Degrees Awarded

Wazzu is a very large public university located in the distant town of Pullman. This university ranks 6th out of 58 schools for overall quality in the state of Washington.

There were approximately 32 general agriculture students who graduated with this degree at Wazzu in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NE
36 Agriculture Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Lincoln, UNL is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #212 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UNL is a great university overall.

There were about 36 general agriculture students who graduated with this degree at UNL in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
69 Agriculture Degrees Awarded

Chico State is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Chico. This university ranks 94th out of 203 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were approximately 69 general agriculture students who graduated with this degree at Chico State in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SD
81 Agriculture Degrees Awarded

Located in the remote town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 4th out of 15 colleges for overall quality in the state of South Dakota.

There were about 81 general agriculture students who graduated with this degree at South Dakota State in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
102 Agriculture Degrees Awarded

Ivy Tech Community College is a fairly large public college located in the large city of Indianapolis. This college ranks 17th out of 48 colleges for overall quality in the state of Indiana.

There were roughly 102 general agriculture students who graduated with this degree at Ivy Tech Community College in the most recent data year. Soon after graduation, agriculture degree recipients generally earn an average of $30,300 in the first five years of their career.

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#11

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IN

Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #106 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were about 16 general agriculture students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent data year.

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#12

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
46 Agriculture Degrees Awarded

Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were about 46 general agriculture students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent data year.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for General Agriculture students that almost earned our Best General Agriculture Schools award.

Rank College Location
13 Auburn University Auburn, AL
14 Truman State University Kirksville, MO
15 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
16 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
17 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
18 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
19 University of Delaware Newark, DE
20 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI

General Agriculture by Region

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

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General Agriculture is one of 16 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Agriculture

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 7,900
Agricultural Economics & Business 7,547
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 4,816
Plant Sciences 3,094
Agricultural Production 2,272
Food Science Technology 2,215
Horticulture 1,675
Agricultural Mechanization 877
Agricultural Public Services 811
Animal Services 619

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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).
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More about our data sources and methodologies.

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