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2021 Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Kentucky

6 Colleges
598 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,036 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in KentuckyWith 598 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, agriculture and agriculture operations is the #15 most popular major in Kentucky. This means that of the 21,156 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.8% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Kentucky ranking, we looked at 6 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 Kentucky

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

Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools in Kentucky

#1

Berea College

Berea, KY

Berea College comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Berea is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Berea. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Berea, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Kentucky ranking.

The average student at Berea graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,680. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Berea is $92,574. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Murray State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Murray State is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Murray. Murray State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Kentucky list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Murray State to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,627. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Murray State be around $125,150. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize Morehead State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Morehead State University is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Morehead. Morehead State University did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Kentucky list.

The average student at Morehead State University graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $19,775. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University be around $88,394. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#4

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UK is a very large public school located in the large city of Lexington. UK also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Kentucky list, coming in at #1.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UK to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $35,436. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UK is $155,210. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#5

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Our rankings recognize Western Kentucky University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. WKU is a large public school located in the city of Bowling Green. WKU also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Kentucky list, coming in at #3.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at WKU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,395. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from WKU is $123,278. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Eastern Kentucky University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agriculture and agriculture operations schools. Located in the town of Richmond, Eastern is a public college with a large student population. Eastern did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Kentucky list.

It takes the average student at Eastern about 4.5 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,304. This means that the average student pays around $109,125 to get a bachelor’s degree from Eastern. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 255
Florida 441
Virginia 333
Georgia 433
West Virginia 149
Tennessee 688
North Carolina 581
South Carolina 353
Alabama 282
Louisiana 217
Arkansas 474

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Agriculture 179
Other Agriculture 139
Agricultural Production 82
Animal Science 59
Agricultural Economics & Business 57

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,219
Engineering 1,081
Computer & Information Sciences 654
Engineering Technologies 531
Physical Sciences 420

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 6 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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