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Associate’s Degrees in Agricultural Economics & Business

1,673 Yearly Graduations
$34,400 Median Salary
$10,819 Median Debt
There are 180 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in agricultural business. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 13% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.2% of agricultural business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Agricultural Business Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,673 students earned their associate's degree in agricultural business. This earns it the #62 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in agricultural business at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 5,324
Associate’s Degree 1,673
Basic Certificate 743
Undergraduate Certificate 520
Master’s Degree 496
Doctor’s Degree 153
Graduate Certificate 1

Earnings of Agricultural Business Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in agricultural business is $34,400. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $33,850 and the high is $38,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in agricultural business is $10,819. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $12,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,124.

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The median monthly payment of a agricultural business graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $112.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in agricultural business. About 60.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,017
Women 656
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Agricultural Business

The racial-ethnic distribution of agricultural business associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 13
Hispanic or Latino 161
White 1,420
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 69
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Agricultural Business Associate's Degree Students

There are 180 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in agricultural business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota
117 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Area Technical Institute tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for agricultural business majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The agricultural business program at Lake Area Technical Institute awarded 117 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 32% were women and 2% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, Nebraska
70 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Southeast Community College Area. Each year, around 9,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 associate's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at Southeast Community College. About 24% of this group were women, and 1% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

61 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Des Moines Area Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in agricultural business. Each year, around 23,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The agricultural business program at Des Moines Area Community College awarded 61 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 34% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
55 Yearly Graduations
13% Women

North Carolina State University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in agricultural business. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,535 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,095 per year.

The agricultural business program at North Carolina State University awarded 55 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, California
50 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bakersfield College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in agricultural business. Each year, around 26,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 associate's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at Bakersfield College. Around 86% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#6

Merced College

Merced, California
44 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Merced College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in agricultural business. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The agricultural business program at Merced College awarded 44 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 34% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, North Dakota
41 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bismarck State College. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 people received their associate's degree in agricultural business from BSC. Around 2% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 12% were women.

#8

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, Nebraska
38 Yearly Graduations
24% Women

Northeast Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in agricultural business. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. The agricultural business program at Northeast Community College awarded 38 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

38 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in agricultural business. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 associate's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. Of these students, 47% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
32 Yearly Graduations
31% Women

Kirkwood Community College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in agricultural business. Roughly 13,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their associate's degree in agricultural business from Kirkwood Community College.

#11

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
28 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Fox Valley Technical College. Roughly 12,200 attend the school each year. The agricultural business program at Fox Valley Technical College awarded 28 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

North Dakota State College of Science

Wahpeton, North Dakota
28 Yearly Graduations
14% Women

North Dakota State College of Science is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in agricultural business. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. The agricultural business program at North Dakota State College of Science awarded 28 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo, Iowa
27 Yearly Graduations
26% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Hawkeye Community College. Roughly 5,100 attend the school each year. The agricultural business program at Hawkeye Community College awarded 27 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#14

Vincennes University

Vincennes, Indiana
26 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Vincennes University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in agricultural business. Each year, around 17,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 associate's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at Vincennes University. Of these students, 19% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Casper College

Casper, Wyoming
26 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Casper College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in agricultural business. Each year, around 3,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their associate's degree in agricultural business from Casper College. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#14

Central Community College

Grand Island, Nebraska
26 Yearly Graduations
8% Women

Central Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in agricultural business. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their associate's degree in agricultural business from Central Community College.

#17

Hartnell College

Salinas, California
25 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Hartnell College. Roughly 13,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their associate's degree in agricultural business from Hartnell College. Of these students, 32% were women and 88% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Crowder College

Neosho, Missouri
24 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Crowder College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in agricultural business. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 associate's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at Crowder College. About 62% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Modesto Junior College

Modesto, California
23 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Modesto Junior College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in agricultural business. Each year, around 18,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 associate's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at MJC. About 78% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
23 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas at Monticello is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in agricultural business. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,779 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,631 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 associate's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at UAM. About 26% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to agricultural business that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Agricultural Production 1,348
Horticulture 1,306
General Agriculture 757
Agricultural Mechanization 566
Animal Science 291

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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