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2021 Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations is a popular major and United States is the most popular state for students studying it. 31,591 of the 31,591 Agriculture & Agriculture Operations diplomas awarded last year were given by schools in United States. With so many choices it can be a challenge finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations ranking analyzed 98 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 15% of schools for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations students.

Choosing a Great Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School

Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations The agriculture and agriculture operations program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 27% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 395 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Graduates Earn More After College

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations graduates from schools on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. Recent agriculture and agriculture operations graduates from U.S. schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $35,095 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Agriculture & Agriculture Operations students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other agriculture and agriculture operations students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized agriculture and agriculture operations related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations students.

Best Schools to Study Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study agriculture and agriculture operations. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

Top 14 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Colleges

#1

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University is among your top options if you want to study agriculture and agriculture operations. K - State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Manhattan. This college ranks 310th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Kansas.

For those interested in something more advanced, K - State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in agriculture and agriculture operations, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Texas A&M University - College Station is one of the best schools in the United States for agriculture and agriculture operations. Texas A&M is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of College Station. A Best Colleges rank of 102 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Texas A&M is a great school overall.

There are approximately 1258 agriculture and agriculture operations undergraduates enrolled in this degree at Texas A&M.

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#3

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Any student pursuing a degree in agriculture and agriculture operations has to look into Cornell University. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Colleges rank of 17 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great school overall.

There are roughly 597 agriculture and agriculture operations undergraduates enrolled in this degree at Cornell.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is among your best bets if you want to study agriculture and agriculture operations. Located in the suburb San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public school with a fairly large student population. This school ranks 155th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of California.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo also offers a Master's Degree in agriculture and agriculture operations.

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#5

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Located in the small city West Lafayette, Purdue is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 84 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great school overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, Purdue also offers 2 different higher degree levels in agriculture and agriculture operations, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, PA

Located in the suburb Doylestown, DelVal is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 1005th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

A preferred major for agriculture and agriculture operations undergrads, there are approximately 179 learners studying this degree at DelVal.

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Located in the city Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a very large student population. This school ranks 175th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Ohio.

For those interested in something more advanced, Ohio State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in agriculture and agriculture operations, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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North Dakota State University is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fargo. This college ranks 395th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of North Dakota.

For those interested in something more advanced, North Dakota State University also offers 2 different higher degree levels in agriculture and agriculture operations, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Located in the city Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a very large student population. This college ranks 213th out of 1,715 schools for overall quality in the state of Iowa.

There are approximately 890 agriculture and agriculture operations undergrads studying this degree at Iowa State.

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Located in the large city Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of 76 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means Wisconsin is a great college overall.

There are roughly 280 agriculture and agriculture operations undergraduates studying this degree at Wisconsin.

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UNL is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lincoln. This school ranks 248th out of 1,715 colleges for overall quality in the state of Nebraska.

There are approximately 544 agriculture and agriculture operations undergrads enrolled in this degree at UNL.

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

UGA is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens. A Best Colleges rank of 143 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UGA is a great school overall.

For those interested in something more advanced, UGA also offers 2 different higher degree levels in agriculture and agriculture operations, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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UIUC is a very large public school located in the small city of Champaign. A Best Colleges rank of 92 out of 1,715 schools nationwide means UIUC is a great college overall.

There are approximately 590 agriculture and agriculture operations undergraduates enrolled in this degree at UIUC.

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UMCP is a very large public school located in the suburb of College Park. A Best Colleges rank of 117 out of 1,715 colleges nationwide means UMCP is a great college overall.

There are roughly 241 agriculture and agriculture operations undergrads enrolled in this program at UMCP.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations students that almost earned our Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations award.

Rank College Location
15 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
16 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
17 Pennsylvania State University - University Park University Park, PA
18 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
19 The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
20 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
21 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
22 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
23 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
24 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK

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

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 8,910
Animal Science 7,814
Horticulture 4,451
General Agriculture 3,551
Agricultural Production 3,536

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 220,337
Engineering 200,684
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 162,961
Engineering Technologies 92,549
Physical Sciences 53,556

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to W.carter. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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