Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

2021 Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

97 Colleges
21,156 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,365 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture OperationsIn 2018-2019, 21,156 people earned their bachelor's in agriculture and agriculture operations, making the major the #22 most popular in the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations ranking looked at 97 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agriculture and agriculture operations. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those agriculture and agriculture operations schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for agriculture and agriculture operations majors.

Top 15% Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools

North Dakota State University - Main Campus earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. North Dakota State University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Fargo. North Dakota State University did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations list.

At North Dakota State University, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,224. This means that the average student pays around $96,145 to get a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Our rankings recognize South Dakota State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, South Dakota State also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at South Dakota State to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $20,370. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State be around $89,628. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Tennessee - Martin. UT Martin is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Martin.

It takes the average student at UT Martin about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $18,101. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UT Martin is about $81,636. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Iowa State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agriculture and agriculture operations schools. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a very large student population. Iowa State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations list.

The average student at Iowa State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $26,749. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State is $118,231. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Northwest Missouri State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agriculture and agriculture operations schools. Located in the town of Maryville, Northwest is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

It takes the average student at Northwest about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $17,341. This means that the average student pays around $78,035 to get a bachelor’s degree from Northwest. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Wisconsin - River Falls comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of River Falls, UW - River Falls is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

It takes the average student at UW - River Falls about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $20,058 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $88,656 to get a bachelor’s degree from UW - River Falls. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#7

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Truman State University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agriculture and agriculture operations schools. Located in the remote town of Kirksville, Truman State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

At Truman State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $18,927. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Truman State is about $80,250. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Western Illinois University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Macomb, WIU is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

At WIU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and it costs about $17,615 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the WIU is $78,211. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#9

SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to SUNY Cobleskill. SUNY Cobleskill is a small public school located in the town of Cobleskill.

At SUNY Cobleskill, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $25,129. This means that the average student pays around $104,537 to get a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cobleskill. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

Our rankings recognize University of Wyoming as the #10 school in this year's rankings. U of Wyoming is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Laramie.

It takes the average student at U of Wyoming about 4.6 years to graduate, and it costs about $20,323 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from U of Wyoming is $94,299. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Manhattan, K - State is a public college with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at K - State, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations ranking.

At K - State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $30,639. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the K - State is $139,407. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#12

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Texas Tech is 4.5 years, and it costs about $23,296 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech is $105,298. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#13

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia landed the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agriculture and agriculture operations schools. UGA is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UGA also is in the top 15% of our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at UGA to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $31,505. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UGA is $134,211. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida comes in at #14 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Gainesville, U of F is a public college with a very large student population.

The average student at U of F graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,230. This means that the average student pays around $120,542 to get a bachelor’s degree from U of F. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations award.

Rank College Location
15 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton, GA
16 Brigham Young University - Idaho Rexburg, ID
17 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
18 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
19 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations by Region

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Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 6,605
Agricultural Economics & Business 5,324
General Agriculture 2,377
Plant Sciences 2,008
Food Science Technology 1,363

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 128,724
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 126,493
Computer & Information Sciences 92,596
Physical Sciences 32,633
Mathematics & Statistics 30,991

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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.

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