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2021 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate's Degree Schools

25 Colleges
$31,971 Avg Salary
$12,124 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate's Degree School for You

Agriculture & Agriculture Operations is the #25 most popular major in the country with 38,513 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate's Degree Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 25 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate's degree programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

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

Top 10 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate's Degree Schools

#1

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Our analysis found Southeast Technical Institute to be the best school for agriculture and agriculture operations students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. Southeast Technical Institute is a small public school located in the rural area of Sioux Falls.

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#2

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Bismarck State College is a great place for agriculture and agriculture operations students working on their associate’s degree. BSC is a small public school located in the city of Bismarck.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Northcentral Technical College is a great place for agriculture and agriculture operations students working on their associate’s degree. North Central Technical College is a moderately-sized public school located in the small city of Wausau.

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#4

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, IA

The excellent associate’s degree programs at Kirkwood Community College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best agriculture and agriculture operations schools in the United States. Located in the city of Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Mitchell Technical Institute. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the rural area of Mitchell, Mitchell Technical Institute is a public school with a small student population.

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#6

Ridgewater College

Willmar, MN

Ridgewater College landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree agriculture and agriculture operations programs. Ridgewater College is a small public school located in the town of Willmar.

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North Dakota State College of Science landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree agriculture and agriculture operations programs. Located in the distant town of Wahpeton, North Dakota State College of Science is a public school with a small student population.

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North Shore Community College landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree agriculture and agriculture operations programs. Located in the suburb of Danvers, North Shore Community College is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#9

Garden City Community College

Garden City, KS

Garden City Community College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate’s Degree Schools list. Garden City Community College is a small public school located in the town of Garden City.

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Northeast Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Northeast is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Norfolk.

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Agriculture & Agriculture Operations by Region

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New England
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Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 8,910
Animal Science 7,814
Horticulture 4,451
General Agriculture 3,551
Agricultural Production 3,536
Plant Sciences 3,278
Food Science Technology 2,222
Agricultural Mechanization 1,537
Animal Services 1,070
Agricultural Public Services 774
Other Agriculture 551
Soil Sciences 434
Food Processing 244
International Agriculture 141

Majors Similar to Agriculture & Agriculture Operations

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 220,337
Engineering 200,684
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 162,961
Engineering Technologies 92,549
Physical Sciences 53,556

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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