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

10 Colleges
2,500 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,674 Avg Cost*

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

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in TexasIn 2018-2019, 2,500 bachelor's degrees were awarded to agriculture and agriculture operations students who went to a Texas college or university. This makes it the #15 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 21,156 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 11.8% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Texas ranking analyzed 10 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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2021 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Texas

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

Texas A&M University - College Station tops the 2021 list of our schools in Texas that are best for non-traditional agriculture and agriculture operations students. Texas A&M College Station is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of College Station. Texas A&M College Station also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Texas rankings.

About 2.1% of Texas A&M College Station students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,608 students at Texas A&M College Station that take at least one class online. About 9,459 of the students at Texas A&M College Station are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas Tech University. Located in the large city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public college with a very large student population. Texas Tech also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Texas list, coming in at #2.

About 6.0% of Texas Tech students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 15,508 students take at least one class online at Texas Tech. 6,714 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas A&M University - Kingsville landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best agriculture and agriculture operations schools for non-traditional students. Texas A&M Kingsville is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Kingsville. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Texas A&M Kingsville has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Texas ranking.

About 8.7% of Texas A&M Kingsville students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,745 students at Texas A&M Kingsville that take at least one class online. 2,561 of Texas A&M Kingsville students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Texas A&M University - Commerce landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best agriculture and agriculture operations schools for non-traditional students. Texas A&M Commerce is a large public school located in the town of Commerce. Texas A&M Commerce also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Texas rankings.

4,239 of Texas A&M Commerce students are exclusively distance learners. About 5,232 of the students at Texas A&M Commerce are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Sam Houston State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 best agriculture and agriculture operations schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Huntsville, SHSU is a public school with a fairly large student population. SHSU also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Texas rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.8%. There are approximately 7,776 students at SHSU that take at least one class online. 5,468 of SHSU students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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West Texas A&M University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best agriculture and agriculture operations schools for non-traditional students. Located in the fringe town of Canyon, West Texas A&M University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at West Texas A&M University, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Texas ranking.

The student loan default rate at West Texas A&M University is lower than is typical, just 8.1% of students default in three years. 3,382 students at West Texas A&M University are exclusively online. 3,916 of West Texas A&M University students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX

Tarleton State University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Stephenville, Tarleton is a public college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Tarleton, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Texas ranking.

About 7.7% of Tarleton students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 1,004 students at Tarleton are exclusively online. 4,374 students are part time. Tarleton does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX

Angelo State University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of San Angelo, Angelo State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Angelo State did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Texas list.

There are approximately 2,466 students at Angelo State that take at least one class online. About 4,123 of the students at Angelo State are attending part time. Angelo State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Texas State is a fairly large public school located in the city of San Marcos. Texas State also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in Texas list, coming in at #8.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.6%. There are approximately 9,406 students at Texas State that take at least one class online. 8,060 students are part time. Texas State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, TX

Prairie View A & M University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Prairie View, PVAMU is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

There are approximately 1,655 students at PVAMU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,089 part time students in attendance at PVAMU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 133
Oklahoma 588
New Mexico 149

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 979
Animal Science 772
General Agriculture 555
Plant Sciences 245
Agricultural Public Services 224

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 15,769
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 11,548
Computer & Information Sciences 10,781
Engineering Technologies 4,644
Physical Sciences 3,203

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 10 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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