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2021 Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region

8 Colleges
1,787 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,949 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, agriculture and agriculture operations was ranked #22 in the country. In fact 21,156 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,787 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking analyzed 8 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Middle Atlantic Region

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

Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

#1

SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY

SUNY Cobleskill landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agriculture and agriculture operations schools. SUNY Cobleskill is a small public school located in the distant town of Cobleskill. SUNY Cobleskill not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at SUNY Cobleskill 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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#2

Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, PA

Delaware Valley University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. DelVal is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Doylestown. DelVal also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

It takes the average student at DelVal about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,983. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from DelVal be around $149,329. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Cornell University. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Cornell did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Cornell to complete their degree, and it costs about $36,390 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Cornell is $148,471. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Maryland - College Park landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agriculture and agriculture operations schools. UMCP is a very large public school located in the suburb of College Park. UMCP also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #3.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMCP is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $38,990. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from UMCP is $164,148. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Delaware State University. Del State is a small public school located in the city of Dover. Del State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

It takes the average student at Del State about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $22,505 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Del State be around $99,247. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#6

Morrisville State College

Morrisville, NY

Our rankings recognize Morrisville State College as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Morrisville State College is a small public school located in the rural area of Morrisville. Morrisville State College did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Morrisville State College is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,510. 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 Morrisville State College is $114,167. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agriculture and agriculture operations schools. Penn State University Park is a very large public school located in the city of University Park. In addition to being on our best value list, Penn State University Park has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Penn State University Park is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $43,829. 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 Penn State University Park is $185,835. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agriculture and agriculture operations schools. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the city of New Brunswick. Rutgers New Brunswick did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

It takes the average student at Rutgers New Brunswick about 4.3 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,258. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers New Brunswick is $142,344. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges by State

Explore the best agriculture and agriculture operations colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 551
New York 689
New Jersey 201
Maryland 214
Delaware 132

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 538
Agricultural Economics & Business 417
General Agriculture 227
Food Science Technology 178
Plant Sciences 157

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 20,578
Computer & Information Sciences 20,565
Engineering 20,177
Mathematics & Statistics 6,007
Physical Sciences 5,945

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 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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