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2022 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Bachelor's Degree Schools

138 Colleges in the United States
21,995 Bachelor's Degrees
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations isn't the most popular bachelor's program in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #22 in popularity out of 38 majors in the country. 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 looked at 138 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Bachelor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 21,995 bachelor's degrees in agriculture and agriculture operations during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Agriculture & Agriculture Operations School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Bachelor's Degree Schools The agriculture and agriculture operations bachelor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality agriculture and agriculture operations program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

The overall quality of a bachelor's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a collection of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The vast majority of the schools on this list are in at least the top 17% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 253 to 8 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Earnings

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their bachelor's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their bachelor's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on agriculture and agriculture operations students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other agriculture and agriculture operations students want to attend this school to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How much debt agriculture and agriculture operations students go into to obtain their bachelor's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized agriculture and agriculture operations related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for agriculture and agriculture operations students working on their bachelor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Bachelor's Degree Schools.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

Best Schools for Bachelor’s Students to Study Agriculture & Agriculture Operations in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in 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.

20 Top Schools for a Bachelor's in Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
454 Annual Graduates

Cornell University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #15 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

There were about 454 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Cornell in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WI
210 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat University of Wisconsin - Madison if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. UW - Madison is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Madison. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #64 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

With 210 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, University of Wisconsin - Madison is one of the most popular universities to study agriculture and agriculture operations in the United States.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
568 Annual Graduates

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is a great decision for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public university located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #65 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a great university overall.

There were roughly 568 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IL
199 Annual Graduates

Illinois State University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in agriculture and agriculture operations. Illinois State is a very large public university located in the midsize suburb of Normal. This university ranks 6th out of 54 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Illinois.

A favorite major for agriculture and agriculture operations students, there were approximately 199 individuals who graduated from this program at Illinois State in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
1,081 Annual Graduates

Texas A&M College Station is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of College Station. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #72 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Texas A&M College Station is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1081 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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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IA
753 Annual Graduates

Iowa State is a very large public university located in the small city of Ames. This university ranks 2nd out of 28 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Iowa.

There were roughly 753 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IL
491 Annual Graduates

UIUC is a fairly large public university located in the city of Champaign. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #69 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

There were approximately 491 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at UIUC in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IN
462 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #99 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were roughly 462 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In AL
231 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Auburn, Auburn is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 27 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Alabama.

There were approximately 231 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at Auburn in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SD
305 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 11 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of South Dakota.

There were about 305 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at South Dakota State in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In ND
261 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 10 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of North Dakota.

There were about 261 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at North Dakota State University in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CA
544 Annual Graduates

UC Davis is a very large public university located in the small suburb of Davis. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #104 out of 1,683 colleges nationwide means UC Davis is a great university overall.

With 544 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent year we have data available, University of California - Davis is one of the most popular universities to study agriculture and agriculture operations in the United States.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NE
430 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Lincoln, UNL is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 16 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Nebraska.

There were about 430 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at UNL in the most recent data year.

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1st Most Popular In WI
261 Annual Graduates

UW - River Falls is a medium-sized public university located in the distant town of River Falls. This university ranks 6th out of 36 colleges for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Wisconsin.

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

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#15

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In FL
396 Annual Graduates

UF is a very large public university located in the city of Gainesville. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #88 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were about 396 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year.

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#16

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
317 Annual Graduates

Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #67 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were approximately 317 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In OH
387 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 73 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Ohio.

There were about 387 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent data year.

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#18

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In KS
556 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Manhattan, K -State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 28 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Kansas.

There were approximately 556 agriculture and agriculture operations students who graduated with this degree at K -State in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MN
193 Annual Graduates

UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Minneapolis. A Best Bachelor's Degree Schools rank of #102 out of 1,683 schools nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great university overall.

There were about 193 agriculture and agriculture operations individuals who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent year we have data available.

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#20

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO
5th Most Popular In MO
22 Annual Graduates

Truman State is a small public university located in the remote town of Kirksville. This university ranks 4th out of 40 schools for overall bachelor's degree quality in the state of Missouri.

Truman State University is one of the most popular universities to study agriculture and agriculture operations in the United States with approximately 22 graduates in the most recent data year.

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Rest of the Top Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Bachelor's Degree Schools

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations students that almost earned our Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Bachelor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
25 University of Wisconsin - Platteville Platteville, WI
26 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
27 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
21 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
22 University of Georgia Athens, GA
23 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
24 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
25 University of Wisconsin - Platteville Platteville, WI

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations by Region

View the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Bachelor's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

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
Animal Science 6,863
Agricultural Economics & Business 5,233
General Agriculture 2,082
Plant Sciences 2,061
Food Science Technology 1,406
Agricultural Production 833
Agricultural Public Services 619
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 537
Agriculture/Veterinary Preparatory Programs 467
Other Agriculture 366

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 132,166
Engineering 130,534
Computer & Information Sciences 101,570
Physical Sciences 32,457
Mathematics & Statistics 32,075
Natural Resources & Conservation 21,733
Engineering Technologies 19,688
Architecture & Related Services 9,187
Communications Technologies & Support 4,657
Science Technologies / Technicians 618

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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