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Associate’s Degrees in Horticulture

1,306 Yearly Graduations
$26,300 Median Salary
$12,000 Median Debt
There are 211 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in horticulture. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 21 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of horticulture graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Horticulture Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,306 earned their associate's degree in horticulture. This makes it the 77th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 1,980
Associate’s Degree 1,306
Undergraduate Certificate 760
Bachelor’s Degree 391
Master’s Degree 11
Doctor’s Degree 3

Earnings of Horticulture Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in horticulture is $26,300. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $26,150 to a high of $27,650.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in horticulture is $12,000. 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, $16,971 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,831.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $125.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in horticulture. About 61.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 798
Women 508
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Horticulture

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 156
White 982
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 100
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Horticulture Associate's Degree Students

There are 211 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in horticulture. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Cuyamaca College

El Cajon, California
29 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for horticulture students seekingan associate's degree is Cuyamaca College. Roughly 8,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their associate's degree in horticulture from Cuyamaca College. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

28 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in horticulture. Roughly 7,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their associate's degree in horticulture from Cincinnati State. About 18% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
24 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in horticulture. Roughly 31,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their associate's degree in horticulture from UMass Amherst. About 8% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Lee College

Baytown, Texas
22 Yearly Graduations
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for horticulture majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Lee College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 associate's degrees were handed out to horticulture majors at Lee College.

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

Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in horticulture. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 associate's degrees were handed out to horticulture majors at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. About 9% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
21 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southeast Technical College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in horticulture. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 associate's degrees were handed out to horticulture majors at Southeast Tech. Of these students, 33% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
20 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania College of Technology comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in horticulture. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,670 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,670 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 associate's degrees were handed out to horticulture majors at Penn College. About 55% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
20 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in horticulture. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 associate's degrees were handed out to horticulture majors at Penn State World Campus. About 5% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Merritt College

Oakland, California
19 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Merritt College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in horticulture. Each year, around 6,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The horticulture program at Merritt College awarded 19 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 63% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
19 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hennepin Technical College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in horticulture. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their associate's degree in horticulture from Hennepin Technical College. About 32% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Western Texas College

Snyder, Texas
18 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for horticulture majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Western Texas College. Roughly 2,000 attend the school each year. The horticulture program at Western Texas College awarded 18 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 6% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
18 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for horticulture majors who are seeking their associate's degree is North Carolina State University. 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.

The horticulture program at North Carolina State University awarded 18 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 17% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
17 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

Ozarks Technical Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in horticulture. Each year, around 11,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 associate's degrees were handed out to horticulture majors at OTC.

#13

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, South Carolina
17 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Spartanburg Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in horticulture. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their associate's degree in horticulture from Spartanburg Community College. Of these students, 18% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Metropolitan Community College

Omaha, Nebraska
17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Metropolitan Community College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in horticulture. Roughly 14,300 attend the school each year. The horticulture program at Metropolitan Community College awarded 17 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 53% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Brunswick Community College

Bolivia, North Carolina
16 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brunswick Community College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in horticulture. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their associate's degree in horticulture from Brunswick Community College. About 25% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, California
16 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santa Barbara City College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in horticulture. Each year, around 14,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their associate's degree in horticulture from SBCC. About 31% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Joliet Junior College

Joliet, Illinois
16 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Joliet Junior College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in horticulture. Roughly 14,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their associate's degree in horticulture from Joliet Junior College. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#16

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
16 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gateway Technical College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in horticulture. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 associate's degrees were handed out to horticulture majors at Gateway Technical College. Of these students, 75% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
15 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Louis Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in horticulture. Roughly 17,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 associate's degrees were handed out to horticulture majors at Saint Louis Community College. About 60% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Agricultural Economics 1,673
Agricultural Production 1,348
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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