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2021 Best Colleges for General Agriculture in Kentucky

Approximately 3,456 general agriculture degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. 199 of these degrees were given by schools in Kentucky alone, making it the 5th most popular state for agriculture students. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for General Agriculture in Kentucky ranking analyzed 3 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in general agriculture. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for General Agriculture students in Kentucky.

Choosing a Great General Agriculture School

Best Colleges for General Agriculture in Kentucky 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 quality 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 various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

General Agriculture graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent general agriculture graduates from Kentucky colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $25,167 in 2017-2018.

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 schools for General Agriculture students in Kentucky.

Best Schools to Study General Agriculture in Kentucky

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for general agriculture majors.

Best Agriculture Colleges in Kentucky


Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

It's difficult to beat Western Kentucky University if you want to pursue general agriculture as a major. Located in the small city Bowling Green, WKU is a public college with a large student population.

General Agriculture students from Western Kentucky University receive an earnings boost of about $6,333 above the average income of general agriculture graduates.


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Berea College

Berea, KY

It's hard to beat Berea College if you want to study general agriculture. Berea is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Berea.

After graduating, agriculture students typically make about $17,200 in the first five years of their career.


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Any student who is interested in general agriculture has to check out Morehead State University. Located in the town Morehead, Morehead State University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

After graduating, agriculture students usually make about $26,800 in the first five years of their career.


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Best General Agriculture Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 279 18
Florida 276 57
North Carolina 274 116
Virginia 268 65
Tennessee 257 303
Alabama 230 15
Mississippi 228 20
Arkansas 226 39
Louisiana 225 65
West Virginia 205 23

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
Other Agriculture 180
Agricultural Production 172
Animal Science 74
Agricultural Economics & Business 66
Agricultural Public Services 42

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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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