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2022 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Doctor's Degree Schools

51 Colleges in the United States
4,299 Doctor's Degrees
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations isn't the most popular doctorate program in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #17 in popularity out of 33 majors in the country. As such, the degree program isn't offered at every college in the United States, but there are schools that do have a program in the field that are top-notch when it comes to quality.

College Factual reviewed 51 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for doctor's degree seekers in the field of agriculture and agriculture operations. Combined, these schools handed out 4,299 doctor's degrees in agriculture and agriculture operations to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Doctor's Degree Schools The agriculture and agriculture operations doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

The overall quality of a doctor's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

The vast majority of the colleges on this list are in at least the top 30% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 194 to 19 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Earnings

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their doctor's degree from the school. After all, your doctor's degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to agriculture and agriculture operations students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other agriculture and agriculture operations students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for agriculture and agriculture operations to pay back their student loans after receiving their doctor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized agriculture and agriculture operations related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for agriculture and agriculture operations students working on their doctor's degree.

More Ways to Rank Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Doctor's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations.

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
139 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat Cornell University if you want to pursue a doctor's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #18 out of 741 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were roughly 139 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
97 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations has to look into University of Wisconsin - Madison. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #45 out of 741 schools nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were about 97 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
195 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations has to take a look at Texas A&M University - College Station. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #66 out of 741 schools nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were roughly 195 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent data year.

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#4

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IN
128 Annual Graduates

Purdue University - Main Campus is one of the best schools in the country for getting a doctor's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Purdue is a very large public university located in the small city of West Lafayette. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #83 out of 741 schools nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were roughly 128 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IA
170 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #85 out of 741 schools nationwide means Iowa State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 170 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SD
15 Annual Graduates

South Dakota State is a fairly large public university located in the remote town of Brookings. This university ranks 2nd out of 5 colleges for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of South Dakota.

There were approximately 15 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at South Dakota State in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
153 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #53 out of 741 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 153 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NE
28 Annual Graduates

UNL is a fairly large public university located in the city of Lincoln. This university ranks 2nd out of 5 schools for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Nebraska.

There were approximately 28 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UNL in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In FL
170 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #74 out of 741 colleges nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were approximately 170 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IL
199 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #68 out of 741 schools nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

There were approximately 199 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent data year.

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Agriculture & Agriculture Operations by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Plant Sciences 290
Animal Science 218
Food Science Technology 146
Agricultural Economics & Business 134
Soil Sciences 53
Agricultural Production 32
Agricultural Public Services 19
Other Agriculture 10
General Agriculture 10
Horticulture 4

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 11,199
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 7,995
Physical Sciences 5,989
Computer & Information Sciences 2,421
Mathematics & Statistics 2,032
Natural Resources & Conservation 602
Architecture & Related Services 252
Engineering Technologies 143
Communications Technologies & Support 1

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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