Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

2022 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools

194 Colleges in the United States
40,749 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded
$34,886 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you're seeking a degree in agriculture and agriculture operations, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #23 one in the country in terms of popularity.As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

College Factual looked at 194 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 40,749 degrees in agriculture and agriculture operations during the 2019-2020 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.

25 Top Schools in Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

#1

Cornell University

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

It's difficult to beat Cornell University if you wish to pursue a degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Ithaca. A Best Schools rank of #16 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 737 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the agriculture and agriculture operations degree program at Cornell University earn $10,147 more than the typical graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In SD
120 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Lake Area Technical Institute is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. LATI is a small public school located in the remote town of Watertown. This school ranks 2nd out of 15 schools for overall quality in the state of South Dakota.

There were about 120 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at LATI in the most recent data year.

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#3

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
32 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Bismarck State College is a good option for students interested in a degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. BSC is a small public college located in the small city of Bismarck. This college ranks 3rd out of 14 schools for overall quality in the state of North Dakota.

There were about 32 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at BSC in the most recent year we have data available. Agriculture & Agriculture Operations degree recipients from Bismarck State College receive an earnings boost of approximately $8,514 above the average earnings of agriculture and agriculture operations majors.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
340 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

University of Wisconsin - Madison is a wonderful choice for students pursuing a degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #69 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were about 340 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
597 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. A Best Schools rank of #70 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a great university overall.

There were about 597 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 earn $7,289 more than the typical agriculture and agriculture operations student.

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

Located in the suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 102 schools for overall quality in the state of Illinois.

There were about 203 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Illinois State in the most recent year we have data available. Those agriculture and agriculture operations students who get their degree from Illinois State University earn $4,614 more than the typical agriculture and agriculture operations grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1,003 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Ames, Iowa State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #146 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Iowa State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 1003 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent data year. Agriculture & Agriculture Operations degree recipients from Iowa State University earn a boost of about $9,657 over the typical earnings of agriculture and agriculture operations graduates.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
1,375 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the medium-sized city of College Station, Texas A&M College Station is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #81 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were roughly 1375 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Texas A&M College Station in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In SD
46 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the rural area of Mitchell, Mitchell Tech is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 6th out of 15 colleges for overall quality in the state of South Dakota.

There were roughly 46 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Mitchell Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
127 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

University of Northwestern Ohio is a small private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Lima. This university ranks 11th out of 108 colleges for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

There were roughly 127 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at University of Northwestern Ohio in the most recent year we have data available. Those agriculture and agriculture operations students who get their degree from University of Northwestern Ohio make $5,714 more than the typical agriculture and agriculture operations grad.

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

Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #68 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

There were roughly 796 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the agriculture and agriculture operations degree program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign make $3,014 above the typical graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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#12

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IN
721 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Purdue is a very large public university located in the small city of West Lafayette. A Best Schools rank of #106 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were about 721 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
73 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Ankeny, DMACC is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 11th out of 45 colleges for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

There were approximately 73 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at DMACC in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the agriculture and agriculture operations major at Des Moines Area Community College get $4,014 more than the average graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SD
368 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

South Dakota State is a fairly large public university located in the town of Brookings. This university ranks 4th out of 15 schools for overall quality in the state of South Dakota.

There were roughly 368 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at South Dakota State in the most recent data year.

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#15

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
438 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 48 colleges for overall quality in the state of Alabama.

There were approximately 438 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Auburn in the most recent year we have data available. Agriculture & Agriculture Operations degree recipients from Auburn University receive an earnings boost of about $3,880 over the typical income of agriculture and agriculture operations graduates.

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

UNL is a very large public university located in the large city of Lincoln. This university ranks 1st out of 22 colleges for overall quality in the state of Nebraska.

There were about 531 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UNL in the most recent year we have data available. Those agriculture and agriculture operations students who get their degree from University of Nebraska - Lincoln make $5,814 more than the typical agriculture and agriculture operations student.

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#17

University of Florida

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

Located in the city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were roughly 717 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent year we have data available. After graduation, agriculture and agriculture operations degree recipients generally make around $29,350 at the beginning of their careers.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
163 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is a small public university located in the town of Wooster.

There were roughly 163 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduating, agriculture and agriculture operations degree recipients generally earn around $27,550 in their early careers.

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

North Dakota State University is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Fargo. This university ranks 1st out of 14 colleges for overall quality in the state of North Dakota.

There were about 327 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at North Dakota State University in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the agriculture and agriculture operations program at North Dakota State University - Main Campus get $10,047 more than the typical graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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

Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #112 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UC Davis is a great university overall.

There were about 792 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UC Davis in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the agriculture and agriculture operations program report average early career earnings of $32,700.

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#21

Michigan State University

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

Located in the small city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #157 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Michigan State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 522 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Michigan State in the most recent year we have data available. Those agriculture and agriculture operations students who get their degree from Michigan State University make $7,042 more than the typical agriculture and agriculture operations grad.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NE
99 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a fairly small public college located in the rural area of Curtis.

There were approximately 99 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in the most recent data year.

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#23

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
591 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #73 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were about 591 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent data year.

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#24

Garden City Community College

Garden City, KS
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the remote town of Garden City, Garden City Community College is a public college with a small student population. This college ranks 10th out of 54 schools for overall quality in the state of Kansas.

There were approximately 21 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Garden City Community College in the most recent year we have data available. Agriculture & Agriculture Operations degree recipients from Garden City Community College receive an earnings boost of around $9,614 above the average earnings of agriculture and agriculture operations majors.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WI
261 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Degrees Awarded

Located in the town of River Falls, UW - River Falls is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 5th out of 52 schools for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were about 261 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UW - River Falls in the most recent year we have data available.

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Rest of the Top Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools

#26

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
#27

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
#29

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

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
30 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
31 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
32 Truman State University Kirksville, MO
33 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
34 Southeast Technical College Sioux Falls, SD
35 Lake Region State College Devils Lake, ND
36 University of Wisconsin - Platteville Platteville, WI
37 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
38 University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations by Region

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Region
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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
Animal Science 7,900
Agricultural Economics & Business 7,547
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 4,816
General Agriculture 3,242
Plant Sciences 3,094
Agricultural Production 2,272
Food Science Technology 2,215
Horticulture 1,675
Agricultural Mechanization 877
Agricultural Public Services 811

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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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