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2021 Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in South Dakota

1 College
358 Bachelor's Degrees
$20,370 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School for You

Best Value Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in South DakotaAgriculture & Agriculture Operations is one of the most popular subjects to study in South Dakota. With 358 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that of the 21,156 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.7% were from a college or university in the state.

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.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. Go ahead and give it a try, or bookmark the link so you can check it out later.

2021 Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School in South Dakota

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

Best Value Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School

Our rankings recognize South Dakota State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. South Dakota State is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Brookings. South Dakota State also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in South Dakota rankings.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at South Dakota State to complete their degree, and it costs about $20,370 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $89,628 to get a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State. 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

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State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 775
Minnesota 325
Kansas 618
Iowa 849
Nebraska 469
North Dakota 294

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 115
Agricultural Economics & Business 64
General Agriculture 52
Plant Sciences 49
Agricultural Public Services 31

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Majors Similar to Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 485
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 361
Computer & Information Sciences 283
Mathematics & Statistics 81
Physical Sciences 64

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Notes and References

*These values are for the top school 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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