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2021 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools

93 Colleges
$40,058 Avg Salary
$17,639 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Agricultural Economics & Business School for You

In 2018-2019, 8,910 people earned a degree or certificate in agricultural economics and business, making the major the #113 most popular in the United States.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 93 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for agricultural business majors pursuing a .

Top 15% Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our analysis found Cornell University to be the best school for agricultural economics and business students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca.

The average amount in student loans that agricultural business majors at Cornell take out is $13,400. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $139.

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#2

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Bismarck State College. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools list. BSC is a small public school located in the small city of Bismarck.

After completing their degree, agricultural business graduates from BSC carry an average student debtload of $10,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $104, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Ridgewater College

Willmar, MN

Out of the 93 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Ridgewater College landed the # 3 spot on the list. Ridgewater College is a small public school located in the remote town of Willmar.

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#4

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Kirkwood Community College is a great place for agricultural economics and business students. Located in the midsize city of Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Community College is a public college with a large student population.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means University of Wisconsin - Platteville is a great place for agricultural economics and business students. UW - Platteville is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Platteville.

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University of Minnesota - Crookston ranked #6 on this year’s Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools list. Located in the distant town of Crookston, UMN Crookston is a public college with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #7, Northcentral Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for agricultural economics and business students. North Central Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Wausau.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for agricultural economics and business students. It came in at #8 on the list. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo.

While working on their degree, agricultural business majors at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo accumulate an average of around $17,666 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $183.

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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ranked #9 on this year’s Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools list. UIUC is a very large public school located in the small city of Champaign.

The average amount in student loans that agricultural business majors at UIUC take out is $19,000. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $197.

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Texas A&M University - Commerce landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best agricultural economics and business programs. Located in the distant town of Commerce, Texas A&M Commerce is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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With a ranking of #11, Iowa State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for agricultural economics and business students. Iowa State is a very large public school located in the city of Ames.

Agricultural Business majors at Iowa State take out an average of $17,207 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $179.

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Northeast Community College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools ranking. Northeast is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Norfolk.

The average amount in student loans that agricultural business majors at Northeast take out is $9,453. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $98.

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Lake Area Technical Institute landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best agricultural economics and business programs. Located in the remote town of Watertown, LATI is a public school with a small student population.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Agricultural Economics & Business Schools award.

Rank College Location
14 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
15 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
16 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
17 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
18 Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell, SD

Agricultural Economics & Business by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 13 majors within the area of study, agricultural economics and business has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Agricultural Business

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 7,814
Horticulture 4,451
General Agriculture 3,551
Agricultural Production 3,536
Plant Sciences 3,278

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • 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).
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