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2021 Highest Paid Horticulture Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

73 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,150 Avg Salary
$13,399 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Horticulture School for You

Highest Paid Horticulture Graduates in the Rocky Mountains RegionHorticulture is the #219 most popular major in the country with 391 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 73 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Horticulture Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

For this year's Highest Paid Horticulture Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in horticulture.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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.

How Much Do Horticulture Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduating, horticulture majors that go to school in the Rocky Mountains Region go on to jobs making an average of $31,150 per year. Unfortunately, that is 22% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Nationwide, students who earn a bachelor's degree in horticulture make more than those who graduate from schools in the Rocky Mountains Region . The national average salary is $35,988.

Average Salary for Horticulture Graduates from Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region  31,150
Average Salary for Horticulture Graduates from Schools Nationwide  35,988
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Horticulture Grads in the Rocky Mountains Region

The following colleges produce the highest paid horticulture graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Horticulture Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

Colorado State University - Fort Collins comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public school with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in horticulture from the school go on to jobs that 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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Brigham Young University - Idaho landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid horticulture school. Located in the town of Rexburg, BYU - I is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Horticulture majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $26,600.

On average, horticulture graduates from BYU - I take out $16,843 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 $139.

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Best Horticulture Colleges by State

Explore the best horticulture schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Utah 189 22
Colorado 186 19
Idaho 167 32

Horticulture is one of 13 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 339
Agricultural Economics & Business 247
Plant Sciences 123
Animal Services 95
Soil Sciences 69

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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.
  • 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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