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Bachelor’s Degrees in Agricultural Economics & Business

5,324 Yearly Graduations
$41,400 Median Salary
$18,650 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in agricultural business is offered at 118 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 14 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.2% of agricultural business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Agricultural Business Majors

In 2018-2019, 5,324 earned their bachelor's degree in agricultural business. This makes it the 76th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in agricultural business is $41,400. 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 $35,850 and the high is $43,750.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in agricultural business is $18,650. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $20,499 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $16,518.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $194.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in agricultural business. About 64.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,405
Women 1,919
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Agricultural Business

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 108
Black or African American 113
Hispanic or Latino 390
White 4,276
International Students 169
Other Races/Ethnicities 268
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Agricultural Business Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 118 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
509 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for agricultural business majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Each year, around 68,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

The agricultural business program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 509 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 36% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
276 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa State University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in agricultural business. Roughly 33,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 276 bachelor's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at Iowa State. Around 2% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 31% were women.

197 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in agricultural business. Each year, around 51,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 197 people received their bachelor's degree in agricultural business from UIUC. About 28% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
190 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cornell University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. Each year, around 24,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 190 bachelor's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at Cornell. Of these students, 42% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

181 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. Each year, around 21,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The agricultural business program at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo awarded 181 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 43% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

152 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. Each year, around 24,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,366 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,531 per year.

The agricultural business program at Oklahoma State University - Main Campus awarded 152 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#7

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
151 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in agricultural business. Each year, around 45,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 151 bachelor's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at Purdue. Of these students, 42% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
147 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in agricultural business. Roughly 52,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The agricultural business program at University of Florida awarded 147 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

135 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Fresno is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. Roughly 24,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 people received their bachelor's degree in agricultural business from Fresno State. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#10

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
120 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kansas State University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. Each year, around 21,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,735 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,212 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 120 people received their bachelor's degree in agricultural business from K -State. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

#11

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
106 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Carolina State University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in agricultural business. Each year, around 36,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 106 bachelor's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at NC State. About 23% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
102 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clemson University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in agricultural business. Roughly 25,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,118 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 102 people received their bachelor's degree in agricultural business from Clemson. About 23% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
102 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nebraska - Lincoln is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. Each year, around 25,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,976 per year.

The agricultural business program at University of Nebraska - Lincoln awarded 102 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
96 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 bachelor's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at UGA. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#15

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
86 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Texas Tech University. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 people received their bachelor's degree in agricultural business from Texas Tech. Of these students, 22% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
83 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in agricultural business. Roughly 27,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 people received their bachelor's degree in agricultural business from UARK. About 25% of this group were women, and 2% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
83 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in agricultural business. Each year, around 91,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 people received their bachelor's degree in agricultural business from Penn State University Park. Of these students, 37% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

83 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Chico. Each year, around 17,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The agricultural business program at California State University - Chico awarded 83 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

81 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in agricultural business. Roughly 61,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 bachelor's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at Ohio State. Of these students, 37% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
80 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Platteville is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,418 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,640 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 bachelor's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at UW - Platteville. About 41% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Animal Science 6,605
General Agriculture 2,377
Plant Sciences 2,008
Food Science Technology 1,363
Agricultural Production 947

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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