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Master’s Degrees in Agricultural Economics & Business

496 Yearly Graduations
$53,400 Median Salary
$30,749 Median Debt
There are 48 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in agricultural business. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 10% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 38.9% of agricultural business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Agricultural Business Majors

In 2018-2019, 496 master's degrees were awarded to agricultural business majors. This makes it the 152nd most popular master'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 Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in agricultural business is $53,400. 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 $53,400 and the high is $53,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in agricultural business is $30,749. 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, $35,874 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $25,624.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $358.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in agricultural business. About 51.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 255
Women 241
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Agricultural Business

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 21
White 246
International Students 193
Other Races/Ethnicities 14
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Agricultural Business Master's Degree Students

There are 48 colleges that offer a master’s degree in agricultural business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
68 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cornell University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for agricultural business majors who are seeking their master's degree. 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, 68 master's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at Cornell. About 72% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
41 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their master's degree is Texas A&M University - College Station. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 master's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at Texas A&M College Station. About 51% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
40 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their master's degree is Purdue University - Main Campus. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their master's degree in agricultural business from Purdue. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#4

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
39 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kansas State University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master'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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 master's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at K -State. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#5

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
38 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of California - Davis. Each year, around 38,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 master's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at UC Davis. About 53% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
23 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their master'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, 23 people received their master's degree in agricultural business from Texas Tech. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

#7

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
22 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees 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.

The agricultural business program at University of Georgia awarded 22 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#8

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
19 Yearly Graduations
26% Women

University of Arkansas is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree 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.

The agricultural business program at University of Arkansas awarded 19 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
13 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master'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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their master's degree in agricultural business from UF. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

13 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their master's degree is Arkansas State University - Main Campus. Roughly 13,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,986 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 master's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at A-State. About 62% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
12 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in agricultural business. Each year, around 44,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their master's degree in agricultural business from UW - Madison.

#11

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of Nebraska - Lincoln is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master'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 12 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#13

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona
11 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arizona is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in agricultural business. Roughly 44,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,938 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 master's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at University of Arizona. Of these students, 27% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Berkeley is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in agricultural business. Roughly 43,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their master's degree in agricultural business from UC Berkeley. Of these students, 55% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

10 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in agricultural business. Each year, around 29,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,332 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,468 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 master's degrees were handed out to agricultural business majors at UT Knoxville.

9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Dakota State University - Main Campus is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in agricultural business. Roughly 13,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,275 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,743 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their master's degree in agricultural business from North Dakota State University. Of these students, 33% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master'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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their master's degree in agricultural business from Ohio State.

9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The University of Tennessee - Martin comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in agricultural business. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,214 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,096 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their master's degree in agricultural business from UT Martin.

#16

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for agricultural business majors who are seeking their master's degree is Michigan State University. Each year, around 49,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their master's degree in agricultural business from Michigan State.

8 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Illinois University Carbondale comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in agricultural business. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,456 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,268 per year.

The agricultural business program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale awarded 8 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 12% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Plant Sciences 637
Food Science Technology 533
Animal Science 500
General Agriculture 313
Agricultural Public Services 126

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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