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2021 Most Popular Horticulture Associate's Degree Schools

211 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.

The Most Popular Horticulture Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 211 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular associate's degree programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Horticulture program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Horticulture Associate's Degree Colleges.

#1

Cuyamaca College

El Cajon, CA

Our 2021 rankings named Cuyamaca College the most popular school in the United States for horticulture students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large suburb of El Cajon, Cuyamaca College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Women make up 48% of the horticulture majors at the school.

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Out of the 211 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Women make up 18% of the horticulture majors at the school.

While working on their Associate's Degree, horticulture majors at Cincinnati State accumulate an average of around $15,903 in student debt.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Massachusetts Amherst. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public school with a very large student population.

Of the 24 students majoring in horticulture at UMass Amherst, 92% are male and 8% are female.

Horticulture majors at UMass Amherst take out an average of $10,737 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $114, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is a great place for horticulture students working on their associate’s degree. Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute is a small public school located in the town of Wooster.

About 9% of the students majoring in horticulture at the school are women while 91% are male.

The average amount in student loans that horticulture majors at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $14,126. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $125, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Lee College

Baytown, TX

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Lee College is a great place for horticulture students working on their associate’s degree. Lee College is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Baytown.

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#6

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

With a ranking of #6, Southeast Technical Institute did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for horticulture students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the rural area of Sioux Falls, Southeast Technical Institute is a public college with a small student population.

Women make up 33% of the horticulture majors at the school.

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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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

Women make up 5% of the horticulture majors at the school.

On average, horticulture graduates from Penn State World Campus take out $23,623 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. 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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Pennsylvania College of Technology ranked #7 on this year’s Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Williamsport, Penn College is a public college with a small student population.

About 55% of the students majoring in horticulture at the school are women while 45% are male.

After completing their Associate's Degree, horticulture graduates from Penn College carry an average student debt load of $15,043.

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#9

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

With a ranking of #9, Hennepin Technical College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for horticulture students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Brooklyn Park, Hennepin Technical College is a public school with a small student population.

Women make up 32% of the horticulture majors at the school.

While working on their Associate's Degree, horticulture majors at Hennepin Technical College accumulate an average of around $16,838 in student debt.

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#9

Merritt College

Oakland, CA

Merritt College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Merritt College is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Oakland.

Of the 19 students majoring in horticulture at Merritt College, 37% are male and 63% are female.

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North Carolina State University landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree horticulture programs. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public school with a very large student population.

About 17% of the students majoring in horticulture at the school are women while 83% are male.

On average, horticulture graduates from NC State take out $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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#11

Western Texas College

Snyder, TX

Western Texas College ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools list. Western Texas College is a small public school located in the remote town of Snyder.

Women make up 6% of the horticulture majors at the school.

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Metropolitan Community College ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools list. MCC is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Omaha.

Women make up 53% of the horticulture majors at the school.

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With a ranking of #13, Ozarks Technical Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for horticulture students working on their associate’s degree. OTC is a large public school located in the medium-sized city of Springfield.

Women make up 71% of the horticulture majors at the school.

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#13

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg Community College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Community College is a public college with a small student population.

Women make up 18% of the horticulture majors at the school.

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Gateway Technical College landed the #16 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree horticulture programs. Gateway Technical College is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Kenosha.

Of the 16 students majoring in horticulture at Gateway Technical College, 25% are male and 75% are female.

After completing their Associate's Degree, horticulture graduates from Gateway Technical College carry an average student debt load of $16,040.

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#16

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, CA

With a ranking of #16, Santa Barbara City College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for horticulture students working on their associate’s degree. SBCC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Santa Barbara.

Of the 16 students majoring in horticulture at SBCC, 69% are male and 31% are female.

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Brunswick Community College ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools list. Brunswick Community College is a small public school located in the rural area of Bolivia.

About 25% of the students majoring in horticulture at the school are women while 75% are male.

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#16

Joliet Junior College

Joliet, IL

Joliet Junior College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Joliet, Joliet Junior College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 69% of the students majoring in horticulture at the school are women while 31% are male.

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#20

Finger Lakes Community College

Canandaigua, NY

Finger Lakes Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for horticulture students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #20 on the list. Finger Lakes Community College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Canandaigua.

Of the 15 students majoring in horticulture at Finger Lakes Community College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

On average, horticulture graduates from Finger Lakes Community College take out $18,005 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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#20

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis Community College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Saint Louis Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Saint Louis.

About 60% of the students majoring in horticulture at the school are women while 40% are male.

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With a ranking of #20, University of Puerto Rico - Utuado did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for horticulture students working on their associate’s degree. UPR Utuado is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of Utuado.

Women make up 47% of the horticulture majors at the school.

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Central Piedmont Community College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Central Piedmont Community College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Charlotte.

Women make up 14% of the horticulture majors at the school.

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Tidewater Community College landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree horticulture programs. Located in the city of Norfolk, Tidewater Community College is a public college with a large student population.

Of the 14 students majoring in horticulture at Tidewater Community College, 43% are male and 57% are female.

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#23

SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY

SUNY Cobleskill came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. SUNY Cobleskill is a small public school located in the distant town of Cobleskill.

Of the 14 students majoring in horticulture at SUNY Cobleskill, 79% are male and 21% are female.

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#28

Utah State University

Logan, UT
#28

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA
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American River College

Sacramento, CA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also popular but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Horticulture Associate's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
34 Trinity Valley Community College Athens, TX
34 Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway, SC
34 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
34 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
34 Kishwaukee College Malta, IL
39 Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA
39 East Mississippi Community College Scooba, MS
39 Front Range Community College Westminster, CO
39 Clackamas Community College Oregon City, OR
39 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX

Horticulture by Region

View the Most Popular Horticulture Associate's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
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 27 schools only.

  • 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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