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

1 College
358 Bachelor's Degrees
$20,370 Avg Cost*

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

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in South DakotaAgriculture & Agriculture Operations is one of the most popular subjects to study in South Dakota. With 358 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track in the state. This means that of the 21,156 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.7% were from a college or university in the state.

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 School for Non-Traditional Students in South Dakota

The following school tops our list of the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School for Non-Traditional Students

South Dakota State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in South Dakota that are best for non-traditional agriculture and agriculture operations students. South Dakota State is a large public school located in the remote town of Brookings. South Dakota State also made our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in South Dakota list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at South Dakota State is lower than is typical, just 4.2% of students default in three years. Approximately 2,992 students take at least one class online at South Dakota State. 3,377 of South Dakota State students are attending part time. 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 Plains States Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 775
Minnesota 325
Kansas 618
Iowa 849
Nebraska 469
North Dakota 294

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 181
Animal Science 131
General Agriculture 73
Plant Sciences 66
Agricultural Mechanization 47

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Majors Similar to Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 644
Computer & Information Sciences 568
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 454
Engineering Technologies 278
Physical Sciences 115

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top school 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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