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2021 Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in California

5 Colleges
2,013 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,081 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in CaliforniaWith 2,013 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, agriculture and agriculture operations is the #24 most popular major in California. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 9.5% of all the agriculture and agriculture operations bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in California ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agriculture and agriculture operations. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on agriculture and agriculture operations schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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

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2021 Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools in California

The following schools top our list of the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools in California

Our rankings recognize California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in California list, coming in at #1.

At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and it costs about $32,197 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is about $143,921. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Fresno as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Fresno, Fresno State is a public school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Fresno State, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in California ranking.

At Fresno State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 5.0 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $20,188. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Fresno State is $100,132. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Chico as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Chico, Chico State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Chico State also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in California list, coming in at #5.

It takes the average student at Chico State about 4.7 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $25,192. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Chico State be around $118,654. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize California State Polytechnic University - Pomona as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Pomona, CSU Pomona is a public school with a fairly large student population. CSU Pomona not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in California list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at CSU Pomona is 4.9 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,111. 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 CSU Pomona is $137,744. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of California - Davis landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agriculture and agriculture operations schools. UC Davis is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Davis. UC Davis also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in California rankings.

The average student at UC Davis graduates in less than 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $39,717. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis be around $171,975. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges in the Far Western US Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Washington 188
Hawaii 55
Oregon 343
Nevada 47

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 726
Agricultural Economics & Business 450
Food Science Technology 266
Plant Sciences 206
General Agriculture 146

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Majors Similar to Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 14,696
Engineering 14,467
Computer & Information Sciences 8,752
Mathematics & Statistics 4,654
Physical Sciences 3,889

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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).
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