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2021 Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Illinois

4 Colleges
915 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,051 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in IllinoisWith 915 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, agriculture and agriculture operations is the #18 most popular major in Illinois. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 4.3% of all the agriculture and agriculture operations bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Illinois ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those agriculture and agriculture operations schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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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 Illinois

Check out the agriculture and agriculture operations programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools in Illinois

Western Illinois University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. WIU is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Macomb. As a testament to the quality of education offered at WIU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Illinois ranking.

At WIU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $17,615. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the WIU is $78,211. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Illinois State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Illinois State has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Illinois ranking.

The average student at Illinois State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $24,958. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State is about $108,817. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. UIUC is a very large public school located in the small city of Champaign. UIUC did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Illinois list.

At UIUC, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $32,679. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UIUC is about $137,252. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agriculture and agriculture operations schools. Located in the small city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public school with a large student population. SIUC also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Illinois list, coming in at #4.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at SIUC to complete their degree, and it costs about $28,953 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 SIUC is $129,130. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 276
Ohio 586
Indiana 453
Wisconsin 682

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Agriculture 354
Agricultural Economics & Business 228
Animal Science 156
Food Science Technology 92
Plant Sciences 45

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 4,169
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,900
Computer & Information Sciences 3,379
Mathematics & Statistics 1,448
Physical Sciences 1,097

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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