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2021 Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Missouri

5 Colleges
775 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,982 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in MissouriIn 2018-2019, 775 bachelor's degrees were awarded to agriculture and agriculture operations students who went to a Missouri college or university. This makes it the #14 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 3.7% of all the agriculture and agriculture operations bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Missouri ranking looked at 5 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The agriculture and agriculture operations school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools.

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2021 Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools in Missouri

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

Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools in Missouri

Northwest Missouri State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Northwest is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Maryville. Northwest not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Missouri list.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Northwest to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $17,341. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Northwest is about $78,035. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Truman State University. Truman State is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Kirksville. Truman State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Missouri list.

The average student at Truman State graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $18,927. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Truman State is $80,250. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Missouri - Columbia. Mizzou is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Columbia. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Mizzou, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Missouri ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Mizzou to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,545. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Mizzou be around $137,852. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize Missouri State University - Springfield as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Missouri State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Springfield. In addition to being on our best value list, Missouri State has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Missouri ranking.

It takes the average student at Missouri State about 4.5 years to graduate, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $22,142. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State is about $100,303. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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University of Central Missouri landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value agriculture and agriculture operations schools. Located in the distant town of Warrensburg, UCM is a public school with a large student population. UCM also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Missouri rankings.

It takes the average student at UCM about 4.5 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $19,956. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UCM is $89,802. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 325
Kansas 618
South Dakota 358
Iowa 849
Nebraska 469
North Dakota 294

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 245
Animal Science 178
Plant Sciences 139
General Agriculture 129
Agricultural Mechanization 38

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,200
Engineering 2,090
Computer & Information Sciences 1,737
Physical Sciences 651
Mathematics & Statistics 500

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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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