Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

2023 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools

133 Colleges in the United States
49,899 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded
$37,342 Avg Early-Career Salary
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations is about average in terms of popularity for degree programs. That is, it ranks #21 out of the 38 majors across the country that we analyze each year. As such, the degree program isn't offered at every college in the United States, but there are schools that do have a program in the field that are top-notch when it comes to quality.

College Factual reviewed 133 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of agriculture and agriculture operations. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 49,899 degrees in agriculture and agriculture operations during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools Your choice of agriculture and agriculture operations school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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Best Schools for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of agriculture and agriculture operations degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

19 Top Schools in Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
651 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

It is hard to beat Cornell University if you wish to pursue a degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca. A Best Colleges rank of #13 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 651 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year. Agriculture & Agriculture Operations degree recipients from Cornell University receive an earnings boost of approximately $8,219 over the typical income of agriculture and agriculture operations graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
434 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

University of Wisconsin - Madison is a great option for students pursuing a degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #33 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were about 434 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year. Those agriculture and agriculture operations students who get their degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison make $10,227 more than the typical agriculture and agriculture operations grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,492 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat Texas A&M University - College Station if you want to pursue a degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #55 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1492 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent data year. Agriculture & Agriculture Operations degree recipients from Texas A&M University - College Station get an earnings boost of approximately $7,595 over the average earnings of agriculture and agriculture operations graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
971 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Iowa State University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 40 schools for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

There were about 971.0000000000001 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent year we have data available. Those agriculture and agriculture operations students who get their degree from Iowa State University receive $13,295 more than the standard agriculture and agriculture operations student.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
764 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #57 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UC Davis is a great university overall.

There were about 764 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UC Davis in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the agriculture and agriculture operations program earn around $34,570 in the first couple years of working.

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#6

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
718 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Purdue is a fairly large public university located in the small city of West Lafayette. A Best Colleges rank of #47 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were about 718.0000000000001 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the agriculture and agriculture operations degree program at Purdue University - Main Campus make $8,432 above the standard college graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
832 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

NC State is a fairly large public university located in the city of Raleigh. This university ranks 5th out of 93 colleges for overall quality in the state of North Carolina.

There were about 832 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at NC State in the most recent year we have data available. After graduation, agriculture and agriculture operations degree recipients generally make an average of $38,326 in their early careers.

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#8

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
665 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #88 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Michigan State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 665 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Michigan State in the most recent data year. Agriculture & Agriculture Operations degree recipients from Michigan State University earn a boost of about $6,024 above the typical income of agriculture and agriculture operations majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
812 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Champaign, UIUC is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #44 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

There were roughly 812 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent data year. Agriculture & Agriculture Operations degree recipients from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earn a boost of approximately $9,443 above the typical earnings of agriculture and agriculture operations majors.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
603 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 16th out of 170 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

There were roughly 603 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the most recent data year. Those agriculture and agriculture operations students who get their degree from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo receive $11,774 more than the typical agriculture and agriculture operations graduate.

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#11

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
832 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #65 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were about 832 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year. Agriculture & Agriculture Operations degree recipients from University of Florida earn a boost of approximately $2,068 above the average earnings of agriculture and agriculture operations majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
389 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

South Dakota State is a large public university located in the remote town of Brookings. This university ranks 1st out of 13 schools for overall quality in the state of South Dakota.

There were approximately 389 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at South Dakota State in the most recent year we have data available. Those agriculture and agriculture operations students who get their degree from South Dakota State University make $8,717 more than the standard agriculture and agriculture operations grad.

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#13

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
528 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #48 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were roughly 528 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent data year. Agriculture & Agriculture Operations degree recipients from Virginia Tech receive an earnings boost of about $2,246 above the average earnings of agriculture and agriculture operations graduates.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
178 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 87 schools for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There were approximately 178 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Illinois State in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the agriculture and agriculture operations program at Illinois State University make $4,084 above the average college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
552 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Athens, UGA is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #79 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were approximately 552 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent data year. Those agriculture and agriculture operations students who get their degree from University of Georgia make $4,741 more than the standard agriculture and agriculture operations student.

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#16

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
834 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

K -State is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Manhattan. This university ranks 2nd out of 46 colleges for overall quality in the state of Kansas.

There were about 833.9999999999999 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at K -State in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the agriculture and agriculture operations degree program at Kansas State University earn $16,065 above the average graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
607 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Ohio State is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Columbus. This university ranks 2nd out of 96 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were about 607 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent year we have data available. Agriculture & Agriculture Operations degree recipients from Ohio State University - Main Campus receive an earnings boost of around $2,869 above the typical earnings of agriculture and agriculture operations graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
592 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

UNL is a very large public university located in the city of Lincoln. This university ranks 1st out of 19 colleges for overall quality in the state of Nebraska.

There were about 592 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UNL in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the agriculture and agriculture operations major at University of Nebraska - Lincoln earn $2,747 above the typical college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#19

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
455 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Auburn is a very large public university located in the small city of Auburn. This university ranks 1st out of 40 colleges for overall quality in the state of Alabama.

There were about 455.00000000000006 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Auburn in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the agriculture and agriculture operations program at Auburn University make $4,093 more than the average college grad in this field shortly after graduation.

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Rest of the Top Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools award.

Rank College Location
25 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI
26 Washington State University Pullman, WA
20 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
21 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
22 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
23 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
24 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD
25 University of Wisconsin - River Falls River Falls, WI

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 8,646
Animal Science 8,294
Agricultural Economics & Business 8,098
General Agriculture 3,370
Horticulture 3,234
Plant Sciences 3,175
Agricultural Production 3,066
Food Science Technology 2,532
Agricultural Mechanization 1,280
Animal Services 990

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
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