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2021 Best Colleges for General Agriculture in Oregon

Approximately 3,456 general agriculture degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. 114 of these diplomas were given by colleges in Oregon alone, making it the 9th most popular state for agriculture students. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for General Agriculture students in Oregon.

Choosing a Great General Agriculture School

Best Colleges for General Agriculture in Oregon 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. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

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 college'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.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

General Agriculture graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A general agriculture bachelors degree from a school in Oregon helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $28,600 a couple years later.

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 in Oregon.

Best Schools to Study General Agriculture in Oregon

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study general agriculture.

Best Agriculture Colleges in Oregon


Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

It is hard to beat Oregon State University if you wish to pursue general agriculture as a major. Located in the city Corvallis, Oregon State is a public college with a very large student population.

Grads of the agriculture program state that they receive average early career earnings of $28,600.


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Best General Agriculture Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best General Agriculture Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 316 273
Washington 293 29
Nevada 190 14
Hawaii 162 30

One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, General Agriculture has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Plant Sciences 127
Animal Science 88
Agricultural Economics & Business 77
Agricultural Production 74
Food Science Technology 73

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to W.carter. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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