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2021 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Region

8 Colleges
2,646 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,008 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US RegionAgriculture & Agriculture Operations is the #22 most popular major in the country with 21,156 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 2,646 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States.

This year's Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Region ranking analyzed 8 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent agriculture and agriculture operations programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the agriculture and agriculture operations program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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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 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo has taken the #1 spot in this year's agriculture and agriculture operations ranking for non-traditional students. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Far Western US Region rankings.

About 0.9% of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,637 students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo that take at least one class online. About 1,017 of the students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best agriculture and agriculture operations schools for non-traditional students. Oregon State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Corvallis. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Oregon State has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Far Western US Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.9%. There are approximately 6,917 students at Oregon State that take at least one class online. 8,853 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of California - Davis landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best agriculture and agriculture operations schools for non-traditional students. UC Davis is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Davis. UC Davis did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Far Western US Region list.

About 1.6% of UC Davis students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,528 students take at least one class online at UC Davis. About 1,248 of the students at UC Davis are attending part time.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Fresno as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Fresno, Fresno State is a public school with a very large student population. Fresno State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Far Western US Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.0%. Approximately 6,013 students take at least one class online at Fresno State. There are roughly 3,693 part time students in attendance at Fresno State. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Washington State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best agriculture and agriculture operations schools for non-traditional students. Wazzu is a very large public school located in the town of Pullman. Wazzu also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Far Western US Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. 3,345 students at Wazzu are exclusively online. 4,795 students are part time. Wazzu does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Pomona, Cal Poly Pomona is a public school with a fairly large student population. Cal Poly Pomona also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Far Western US Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at Cal Poly Pomona is lower than is typical, just 2.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 10,261 students at Cal Poly Pomona that take at least one class online. About 3,972 of the students at Cal Poly Pomona are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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California State University - Chico comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Chico, Chico State is a public school with a large student population. Chico State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #7 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Far Western US Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.1%. There are approximately 4,803 students at Chico State that take at least one class online. 1,577 of Chico State students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of Hawaii at Hilo earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Hilo, UH Hilo is a public school with a small student population. UH Hilo not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Far Western US Region list.

About 6.1% of UH Hilo students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 809 students take at least one class online at UH Hilo. About 762 of the students at UH Hilo are attending part time. UH Hilo does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students agriculture and agriculture operations colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 2,013
Washington 188
Hawaii 55
Oregon 343
Nevada 47

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 932
Agricultural Economics & Business 821
Agricultural Production 636
General Agriculture 460
Food Science Technology 416

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 31,267
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 26,897
Computer & Information Sciences 23,547
Physical Sciences 11,821
Mathematics & Statistics 11,564

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 8 schools only.

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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