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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Plains States Region

559 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,000 Avg Salary
$20,128 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Plant Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Plains States RegionPlant Sciences is the #129 most popular major in the country with 2,008 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 559 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States. 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 Plant Sciences list to help you make the college decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Plains States Region ranking, we looked at 10 colleges that offer a bachelor's in plant sciences.

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 Plant Sciences Majors

After graduation, plant sciences majors from schools in the Plains States Region earn an average salary of $37,000 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 7% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in plant sciences is $35,003. This means that degree holders from schools in the Plains States Region make 6% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools in the Plains States Region  37,000
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Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  35,003
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Grads in the Plains States Region

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

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Plains States Region

South Dakota State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. South Dakota State is a large public school located in the town of Brookings. Plant Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $53,800.

The average amount in student loans that plant sciences majors at South Dakota State take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,147. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Crookston as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Crookston, UMN Crookston is a public school with a small student population. Plant Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $44,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, plant sciences graduates from UMN Crookston carry an average student debtload of $18,202. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $193, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Iowa State University. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ames. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, plant sciences majors make an average salary of $43,700.

The average amount in student loans that plant sciences majors at Iowa State take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,923. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $195.

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Northwest Missouri State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid plant sciences school. Northwest is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Maryville. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in plant sciences from the school is $42,600.

After completing their bachelor's degree, plant sciences graduates from Northwest carry an average student debtload of $20,726.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Located in the large city of Lincoln, UNL is a public school with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, plant sciences majors make an average salary of $41,200.

While working on their bachelor's, plant sciences majors at UNL accumulate an average of around $19,144 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 $208.

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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid plant sciences school. K -State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Manhattan. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $41,000.

On average, plant sciences graduates from K -State take out $21,041 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 $205.

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Chadron State College

Chadron, NE

Chadron State College landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid plant sciences school. Located in the town of Chadron, Chadron State College is a public college with a small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in plant sciences from the school is $30,000.

The average amount in student loans that plant sciences majors at Chadron State College take out while working on their bachelor's is $17,920. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $193, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Southeast Missouri State University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Southeast Missouri State University is a large public school located in the small city of Cape Girardeau. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, plant sciences majors make an average salary of $27,400.

After completing their bachelor's degree, plant sciences graduates from Southeast Missouri State University carry an average student debtload of $20,178. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $208.

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Missouri State University - Springfield earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Missouri State is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Springfield. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in plant sciences from the school is $25,700.

The average amount in student loans that plant sciences majors at Missouri State take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,628. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $188, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in plant sciences from the school is $20,300.

Plant Sciences majors at UMN Twin Cities take out an average of $19,649 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $222.

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Best Plant Sciences Colleges by State

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 217 139
Minnesota 210 59
Iowa 193 139
Kansas 175 77
Nebraska 174 84
South Dakota 142 49
North Dakota 141 12

Plant Sciences 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
General Agriculture 264
Food Science Technology 219
Agricultural Mechanization 210

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Lufa Farms.

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