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2021 Best Horticulture Associate's Degree Schools

16 Colleges
$27,500 Avg Salary
$15,639 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Horticulture Associate's Degree School for You

Horticulture is the #156 most popular major in the country with 4,451 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Horticulture Associate's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 16 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for horticulture majors pursuing a associate's degree.

Top 10 Best Horticulture Associate's Degree Schools

#1

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Our analysis found Southeast Technical Institute to be the best school for horticulture students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. Located in the rural area of Sioux Falls, Southeast Technical Institute is a public college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that horticulture majors at Southeast Technical Institute take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $13,274.

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The excellent associate’s degree programs at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best horticulture schools in the United States. Penn State World Campus is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

While working on their Associate's Degree, horticulture majors at Penn State World Campus accumulate an average of around $23,623 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 $257.

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#3

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Kirkwood Community College. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools list. Kirkwood Community College is a fairly large public school located in the city of Cedar Rapids.

After completing their Associate's Degree, horticulture graduates from Kirkwood Community College carry an average student debtload of $13,443. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $123, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend North Shore Community College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools list. North Shore Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Danvers.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend North Carolina State University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Horticulture majors at NC State take out an average of $11,018 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $112, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for horticulture students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a very large student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, horticulture graduates from UMass Amherst carry an average student debtload of $10,737. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $114, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree horticulture programs. Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is a small public school located in the town of Wooster.

After completing their Associate's Degree, horticulture graduates from Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute carry an average student debtload of $14,126. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $125, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Northeast Community College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree horticulture programs. Located in the remote town of Norfolk, Northeast is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

On average, horticulture graduates from Northeast take out $11,667 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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With a ranking of #9, Des Moines Area Community College did quite well on this year’s best schools for horticulture students working on their associate’s degree. DMACC is a very large public school located in the suburb of Ankeny.

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#10

SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY

SUNY Cobleskill ranked #10 on this year’s Best Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools list. SUNY Cobleskill is a small public school located in the town of Cobleskill.

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Horticulture by Region

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

Horticulture is one of 13 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 8,910
Animal Science 7,814
General Agriculture 3,551
Agricultural Production 3,536
Plant Sciences 3,278

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 16 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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