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2022 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Master's Degree Schools

80 Colleges in the United States
3,136 Master's Degrees
Agriculture & Agriculture Operationsmaster's programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major degree program ranks #27 out of the 37 majors we look at each year. This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

College Factual looked at 80 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Master's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 3,136 master's degrees in agriculture and agriculture operations during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Master's Degree Schools Your choice of agriculture and agriculture operations for getting your master's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality agriculture and agriculture operations program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a school's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 25% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 18%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 216 to 39 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of master's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their master's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on agriculture and agriculture operations students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of agriculture and agriculture operations students who choose to seek a master's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How much debt agriculture and agriculture operations students go into to obtain their master's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized agriculture and agriculture operations related body.

Our full 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 master's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Master's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

12 Top Schools for a Master's in Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

#1

Cornell University

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

Cornell University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #16 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were approximately 144 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
29 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations has to look into California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a fairly large public university located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #72 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a great university overall.

A preferred choice for agriculture and agriculture operations students, there were roughly 29 learners who graduated from this program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the most recent year we have data available.

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#3

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MI
79 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat Michigan State University if you want to pursue a master's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Michigan State is a fairly large public university located in the city of East Lansing. This university ranks 4th out of 29 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Michigan.

There were approximately 79 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Michigan State in the most recent year we have data available.

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

Iowa State University is a great choice for students interested in a master's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Iowa State is a very large public university located in the small city of Ames. This university ranks 3rd out of 21 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Iowa.

There were approximately 80 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent year we have data available.

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

Located in the remote town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 11 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of South Dakota.

There were approximately 28 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at South Dakota State in the most recent data year.

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

UW - Madison is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Madison. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #59 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were approximately 33 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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#7

University of Florida

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

UF is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Gainesville. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #65 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were roughly 151 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year.

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#8

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In KS
118 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Manhattan, K -State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 21 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Kansas.

There were roughly 118 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at K -State in the most recent data year.

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#9

Purdue University - Main Campus

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

Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #75 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were approximately 94 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available.

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

Located in the large city of Lincoln, UNL is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 16 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Nebraska.

There were about 73 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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#11

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In GA
154 Annual Graduates

UGA is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Athens. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #104 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were approximately 154 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA
66 Annual Graduates

Wazzu is a very large public university located in the town of Pullman. This university ranks 8th out of 22 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Washington.

There were about 66 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at Wazzu in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in agriculture and agriculture operations from Washington State University

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations students that almost earned our Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
13 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
14 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
15 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
16 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
17 Auburn University Auburn, AL
18 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
19 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
20 Illinois State University Normal, IL

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations by Region

View the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Master's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
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 614
Food Science Technology 507
Animal Science 486
Agricultural Economics & Business 449
General Agriculture 294
Agricultural Public Services 161
Soil Sciences 117
Agricultural Production 113
Other Agriculture 74
International Agriculture 61

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 51,856
Engineering 48,197
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 19,015
Mathematics & Statistics 12,100
Physical Sciences 6,971
Architecture & Related Services 6,837
Engineering Technologies 6,349
Natural Resources & Conservation 4,378
Communications Technologies & Support 551
Science Technologies / Technicians 65

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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