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2021 Highest Paid Horticulture Graduates in the Plains States Region

33 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,250 Avg Salary
$24,136 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Horticulture School for You

Highest Paid Horticulture Graduates in the Plains States RegionHorticulture is the #219 most popular major in the country with 391 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 33 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States. The horticulture school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Horticulture Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Horticulture Graduates in the Plains States Region ranking 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.

Salaries of Horticulture Majors After Graduation

The average horticulture major who graduates from a school in the Plains States Region earns about $33,250 per year during the early years of their career. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 16% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

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

Average Salary for Horticulture Graduates from Schools in the Plains States Region  33,250
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Average Salary for Horticulture Graduates from Schools Nationwide  35,988
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66,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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66,600

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2021 Highest Paid Horticulture Grads in the Plains States Region

The highest paid horticulture majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Horticulture Graduates in the Plains States Region

South Dakota State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public school with a large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in horticulture from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $33,500.

While working on their bachelor's, horticulture majors at South Dakota State accumulate an average of around $23,570 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNL is a very large public school located in the city of Lincoln. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, horticulture majors make an average salary of $33,000.

Horticulture majors at UNL take out an average of $21,241 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $221, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize North Dakota State University - Main Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. North Dakota State University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fargo.

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Best Horticulture Colleges by State

Explore the best horticulture colleges for a specific state in the Plains States region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 210 2
Nebraska 174 24
South Dakota 142 6
North Dakota 141 1

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 1,068
Animal Science 1,012
Plant Sciences 559
General Agriculture 264
Food Science Technology 219

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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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