Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

2021 Highest Paid Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Graduates

21,156 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,095 Avg Salary
$20,586 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School for You

Highest Paid Agriculture & Agriculture Operations GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 21,156 people earned their bachelor's in agriculture and agriculture operations, making the major the #22 most popular in the United States. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Graduates ranking, we looked at 105 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agriculture and agriculture operations.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors

The average agriculture and agriculture operations major who graduates from a school in the United States earns about $35,095 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 12% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Average Salary for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Graduates from Schools Nationwide  35,095
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Grads in the United States

The highest paid agriculture and agriculture operations majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 17 Best Schools for Highly Paid Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Graduates

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UW - Stevens Point is a medium-sized public school located in the distant town of Stevens Point.

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North Dakota State University - Main Campus landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid agriculture and agriculture operations school. North Dakota State University is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fargo.

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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Our rankings recognize Kansas State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Manhattan, K -State is a public school with a very large student population.

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Our rankings recognize South Dakota State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Iowa State University. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a very large student population.

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Our rankings recognize California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public school with a very large student population.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Madison as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#11

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a very large student population.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNL is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

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Abilene Christian University comes in at #13 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Abilene, Abilene Christian is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Our rankings recognize University of Arizona as the #13 school in this year's rankings. University of Arizona is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Tucson.

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#14

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

University of Delaware landed the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid agriculture and agriculture operations school. Located in the large suburb of Newark, UD is a public college with a very large student population.

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The #14 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northwest Missouri State University. Located in the town of Maryville, Northwest is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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The #15 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Highest Paid Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Graduates award.

Rank College Location
16 Illinois State University Normal, IL
17 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
18 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton, GA
19 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
20 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
21 University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE
22 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
22 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
23 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
24 Auburn University Auburn, AL
25 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations by Region

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Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 6,605
Agricultural Economics & Business 5,324
General Agriculture 2,377
Plant Sciences 2,008
Food Science Technology 1,363

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 128,724
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 126,493
Computer & Information Sciences 92,596
Physical Sciences 32,633
Mathematics & Statistics 30,991

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Notes and References

  • 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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