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

29 Colleges
4,804 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,125 Avg Cost*

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

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast 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, 4,804 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

This year's Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Region ranking analyzed 29 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 the Southeast Region

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

Top 10 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia has taken the #1 spot in this year's agriculture and agriculture operations ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public school with a very large student population. UGA not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Southeast Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. There are approximately 3,957 students at UGA that take at least one class online. There are roughly 3,722 part time students in attendance at UGA.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to North Carolina State University. NC State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Raleigh. As a testament to the quality of education offered at NC State, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Southeast Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at NC State is lower than is typical, just 2.8% of students default in three years. There are approximately 11,555 students at NC State that take at least one class online. About 7,111 of the students at NC State are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The University of Tennessee - Martin landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best agriculture and agriculture operations schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Martin, UT Martin is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. UT Martin also took the #9 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Southeast Region rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.4%. 1,540 of UT Martin students are exclusively distance learners. 2,242 of UT Martin students are attending part time. UT Martin does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UT Knoxville is a fairly large public school located in the city of Knoxville. UT Knoxville also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #3.

About 4.7% of UT Knoxville students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 9,112 students take at least one class online at UT Knoxville. About 3,637 of the students at UT Knoxville are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Our rankings recognize University of Florida as the #5 school in this year's rankings. UF is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville. UF also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.5%. There are approximately 21,513 students at UF that take at least one class online. About 8,083 of the students at UF are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#6

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best agriculture and agriculture operations schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. Virginia Tech not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Southeast Region list.

About 1.6% of Virginia Tech students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 8,844 students take at least one class online at Virginia Tech. About 2,711 of the students at Virginia Tech are attending part time.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Murray State University. Located in the remote town of Murray, Murray State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.5%. There are approximately 2,557 students at Murray State that take at least one class online. 2,684 students are part time. Murray State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#8

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

Our rankings recognize University of Arkansas as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public college with a fairly large student population. UARK not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Southeast Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. Approximately 5,366 students take at least one class online at UARK. 5,176 students are part time. UARK does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#9

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Auburn, Auburn is a public college with a fairly large student population. Auburn not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Southeast Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.6%. There are approximately 5,589 students at Auburn that take at least one class online. 4,634 of Auburn students are attending part time. Auburn does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#10

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Clemson. Clemson also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #8.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.9%. There are approximately 4,940 students at Clemson that take at least one class online. 3,011 of Clemson students are attending part time. Clemson 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 Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 255
Florida 441
Virginia 333
Georgia 433
North Carolina 581
Alabama 282
Tennessee 688
West Virginia 149
South Carolina 353
Louisiana 217
Kentucky 598
Arkansas 474

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 1,760
Agricultural Economics & Business 1,452
General Agriculture 920
Plant Sciences 661
Agricultural Production 528

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 38,834
Computer & Information Sciences 36,830
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 36,476
Engineering Technologies 13,097
Physical Sciences 9,964

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 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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