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

4 Colleges
915 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,051 Avg Cost*

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

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IllinoisWith 915 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, agriculture and agriculture operations is the #18 most popular major in Illinois. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 4.3% of all the agriculture and agriculture operations bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois ranking, we looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in agriculture and agriculture operations. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality agriculture and agriculture operations programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the agriculture and agriculture operations program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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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 Illinois

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying agriculture and agriculture operations.

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has taken the #1 spot in this year's agriculture and agriculture operations ranking for non-traditional students. UIUC is a very large public school located in the city of Champaign. UIUC did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Illinois list.

The student loan default rate at UIUC is lower than is typical, just 1.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,503 students take at least one class online at UIUC. 6,389 of UIUC 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 #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Illinois State University. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Illinois State, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Illinois ranking.

About 3.9% of Illinois State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 3,895 students at Illinois State that take at least one class online. 2,428 students are part time. Illinois State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Western Illinois University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. WIU is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Macomb. WIU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Illinois list.

Approximately 2,495 students take at least one class online at WIU. 1,724 of WIU students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public college with a large student population. SIUC also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Illinois rankings.

Approximately 2,504 students take at least one class online at SIUC. 2,431 of SIUC students are attending part time. SIUC does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 276
Ohio 586
Indiana 453
Wisconsin 682

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Agriculture 397
Agricultural Economics & Business 363
Animal Science 203
Food Science Technology 183
Agricultural Mechanization 116

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 7,374
Engineering 7,275
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 4,992
Mathematics & Statistics 2,277
Engineering Technologies 1,724

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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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