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2021 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

8 Colleges
1,787 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,949 Avg Cost*

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

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, agriculture and agriculture operations was ranked #22 in the country. In fact 21,156 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,787 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

This year's Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic 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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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic 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

#1

Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, PA

Delaware Valley University tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that are best for non-traditional agriculture and agriculture operations students. DelVal is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Doylestown. DelVal also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region rankings.

About 8.0% of DelVal students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 467 students take at least one class online at DelVal. About 512 of the students at DelVal are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Cornell, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

About 1.0% of Cornell students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 309 students take at least one class online at Cornell. 101 students are part time.

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#3

SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY

SUNY Cobleskill comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. SUNY Cobleskill is a small public school located in the town of Cobleskill. SUNY Cobleskill did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

Approximately 50 students take at least one class online at SUNY Cobleskill. About 217 of the students at SUNY Cobleskill are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Pennsylvania State University - University Park. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the city of University Park. Penn State University Park did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

The student loan default rate at Penn State University Park is lower than is typical, just 4.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 13,255 students take at least one class online at Penn State University Park. 1,670 of Penn State University Park students are attending part time. Penn State University Park does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Maryland - College Park. UMCP is a very large public school located in the large suburb of College Park. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMCP, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at UMCP is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,138 students at UMCP that take at least one class online. 4,597 of UMCP students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the city of New Brunswick. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Rutgers New Brunswick has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at Rutgers New Brunswick is lower than is typical, just 3.8% of students default in three years. Approximately 10,368 students take at least one class online at Rutgers New Brunswick. There are roughly 7,501 part time students in attendance at Rutgers New Brunswick. Rutgers New Brunswick does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#7

Morrisville State College

Morrisville, NY

Morrisville State College earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Morrisville State College is a small public school located in the rural area of Morrisville. Morrisville State College also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #8.

Approximately 560 students take at least one class online at Morrisville State College. There are roughly 478 part time students in attendance at Morrisville State College. Morrisville State College does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Delaware State University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Del State is a small public school located in the city of Dover. Del State also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #9.

There are approximately 1,444 students at Del State that take at least one class online. About 566 of the students at Del State are attending 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 by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students agriculture and agriculture operations schools for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 551
New York 689
New Jersey 201
Maryland 214
Delaware 132

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 660
Agricultural Economics & Business 565
Food Science Technology 271
General Agriculture 255
Plant Sciences 238

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 39,540
Engineering 33,802
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 27,298
Mathematics & Statistics 9,833
Physical Sciences 9,607

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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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