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Doctor’s Degrees in Plant Sciences

289 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 44 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in plant sciences. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 9 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 48.1% of plant sciences graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Plant Sciences Majors

In 2018-2019, 289 earned their doctor's degree in plant sciences. This earns it the #74 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,008
Master’s Degree 637
Doctor’s Degree 289
Associate’s Degree 130
Basic Certificate 106
Undergraduate Certificate 62
Graduate Certificate 46

Earnings of Plant Sciences Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for plant sciences majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for plant sciences students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue doctor's degrees in plant sciences. About 60.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 175
Women 114
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Plant Sciences

The racial-ethnic distribution of plant sciences doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 112
International Students 139
Other Races/Ethnicities 17
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Plant Sciences Doctor's Degree Students

There are 44 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in plant sciences. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
19 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for plant sciences students seekinga doctor's degree is University of Florida. Each year, around 52,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 doctor's degrees were handed out to plant sciences majors at U of F. Of these students, 47% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
18 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cornell University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in plant sciences. Roughly 23,600 attend the school each year. 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, 18 doctor's degrees were handed out to plant sciences majors at Cornell. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#2

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
18 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nebraska - Lincoln is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in plant sciences. Roughly 25,800 attend the school each year. 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 plant sciences program at University of Nebraska - Lincoln awarded 18 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 17% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
18 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in plant sciences. Roughly 68,600 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their doctor's degree in plant sciences from Texas A&M. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#5

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
16 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for plant sciences majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Missouri - Columbia. Each year, around 29,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 doctor's degrees were handed out to plant sciences majors at Mizzou. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#6

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
14 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in plant sciences. Each year, around 46,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

The plant sciences program at Pennsylvania State University - University Park awarded 14 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#6

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
14 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for plant sciences majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Kansas State University. Roughly 22,200 attend the school each year. 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.

The plant sciences program at Kansas State University awarded 14 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 36% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
11 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Tech comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in plant sciences. Each year, around 34,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their doctor's degree in plant sciences from Virginia Tech. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#8

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in plant sciences. Roughly 38,100 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.

The plant sciences program at University of California - Davis awarded 11 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 64% were women.

#8

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
11 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa State University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in plant sciences. Each year, around 34,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their doctor's degree in plant sciences from Iowa State. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#8

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
11 Yearly Graduations
27% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for plant sciences majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is North Carolina State University. Each year, around 35,400 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 plant sciences program at North Carolina State University awarded 11 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for plant sciences majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. Roughly 49,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,188 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,997 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 doctor's degrees were handed out to plant sciences majors at UIUC.

#12

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
10 Yearly Graduations
20% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for plant sciences majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Clemson University. Roughly 24,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,118 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 doctor's degrees were handed out to plant sciences majors at Clemson.

#12

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for plant sciences majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Georgia. Each year, around 38,600 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 doctor's degrees were handed out to plant sciences majors at UGA.

#12

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
10 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washington State University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in plant sciences. Roughly 31,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,953 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,493 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 doctor's degrees were handed out to plant sciences majors at Wazzu. About 40% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women

Texas Tech University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in plant sciences. Each year, around 38,200 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to plant sciences majors at Texas Tech.

#17

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for plant sciences majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Kentucky. Each year, around 29,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,011 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,055 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to plant sciences majors at UK.

#18

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
5 Yearly Graduations

Montana State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in plant sciences. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,654 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,089 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in plant sciences from MSU Bozeman.

#18

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for plant sciences majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Roughly 33,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 doctor's degrees were handed out to plant sciences majors at Colorado State.

5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in plant sciences. Each year, around 61,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The plant sciences program at Ohio State University - Main Campus awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to plant sciences that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Animal Science 218
Food Science Technology 160
Agricultural Economics 153
Soil Sciences 53
Agricultural Production 42

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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