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2021 Highest Paid Horticulture Graduates

391 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,988 Avg Salary
$21,502 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Horticulture School for You

Highest Paid Horticulture GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, horticulture was ranked #219. In fact, 391 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. 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 Highest Paid Horticulture list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Horticulture Graduates ranking looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in horticulture.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Horticulture Majors

After graduation, horticulture majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $35,988 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 10% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Average Salary for Horticulture Graduates from Schools Nationwide  35,988
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Horticulture Grads in the United States

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid horticulture graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Horticulture Graduates

Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid horticulture school. Located in the city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in horticulture from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $43,400.

The average amount in student loans that horticulture majors at Penn State University Park take out while working on their bachelor's is $26,326. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public college with a small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in horticulture from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $43,400.

While working on their bachelor's, horticulture majors at Penn State World Campus accumulate an average of around $26,326 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Washington State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid horticulture school. Wazzu is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Pullman.

Horticulture majors at Wazzu take out an average of $25,104 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Texas A&M University - College Station earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a very large student population. Horticulture majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $38,300.

Horticulture majors at Texas A&M take out an average of $18,877 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $197.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Colorado State is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, horticulture majors make an average salary of $35,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, horticulture graduates from Colorado State carry an average student debtload of $22,760.

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Georgia. Located in the midsize city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Rhode Island landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid horticulture school. URI is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Kingston. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, horticulture majors make an average salary of $34,000.

While working on their bachelor's, horticulture majors at URI accumulate an average of around $19,217 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $196.

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Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid horticulture school. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Clemson.

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South Dakota State University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. South Dakota State is a large public school located in the town of Brookings. Horticulture majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $33,500.

On average, horticulture graduates from South Dakota State take out $23,570 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Horticulture by Region

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New England
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Middle Atlantic
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Great Lakes

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

Majors Similar to Horticulture

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 6,605
Agricultural Economics & Business 5,324
General Agriculture 2,377
Plant Sciences 2,008
Food Science Technology 1,363

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Notes and 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.
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