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2021 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in California

5 Colleges
2,013 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,081 Avg Cost*

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

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in CaliforniaWith 2,013 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, agriculture and agriculture operations is the #24 most popular major in California. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 9.5% of all the agriculture and agriculture operations bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in California ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agriculture and agriculture operations. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great agriculture and agriculture operations programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the agriculture and agriculture operations program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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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 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students in California

Check out the agriculture and agriculture operations programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo tops the 2021 list of our schools in California that are best for non-traditional agriculture and agriculture operations students. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in California list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 0.9%. There are approximately 1,637 students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,017 part time students in attendance at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Davis. UC Davis is a very large public school located in the suburb of Davis. UC Davis also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in California list, coming in at #2.

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

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California State University - Fresno comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. 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 #4 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in California list.

The student loan default rate at Fresno State is lower than is typical, just 5.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 6,013 students take at least one class online at Fresno State. About 3,693 of the students at Fresno State are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best agriculture and agriculture operations schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Pomona, Cal Poly Pomona is a public school with a very large student population. Cal Poly Pomona also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in California list, coming in at #3.

About 2.9% of Cal Poly Pomona students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 10,261 students take at least one class online at Cal Poly Pomona. 3,972 of Cal Poly Pomona students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Chico. Located in the small city of Chico, Chico State is a public school with a large student population. Chico State also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in California list, coming in at #5.

The student loan default rate at Chico State is lower than is typical, just 5.1% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,803 students at Chico State that take at least one class online. 1,577 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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

Explore all the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Washington 188
Hawaii 55
Oregon 343
Nevada 47

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 741
Agricultural Economics & Business 722
Agricultural Production 465
Food Science Technology 319
General Agriculture 273

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Majors Similar to Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 24,245
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 20,463
Computer & Information Sciences 16,293
Mathematics & Statistics 9,932
Physical Sciences 8,507

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 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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