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Agriculture Schools, Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Agriculture schools educate students who are interested in careers in farming and related services. These may involve plant cultivation, dealing with animals or business and economics. There are many agriculture schools in the United States.

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Agriculture schools can offer programs at all collegiate degree levels, from associate's degrees up to doctoral degrees. While program costs are always important to consider, students should look into additional program criteria as well before making an education decision.

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Agricultural Business
  • Agriculture Production
  • Animal Science
  • Animal Services
  • Food Sciences and Technologies
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science

Ten Schools With Agriculture Programs

Here's a list of ten schools with agriculture programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with estimated tuition costs included.

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Undergraduate Tuition (2015-16)*
University of California-Davis Davis, California 4-year, Public Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
$13,951 In-state,
$38,659 Out-of-state
Cornell University Ithaca, New York 4-year, Private Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
$49,116
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, Massachusetts 4-year, Public Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
$14,171 In-state,
$30,504 Out-of-state
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 4-year, Public Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
$6,381 In-state,
$28,659 Out-of-state
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin 4-year, Public Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
$10,415 In-state,
$29,665 Out-of-state
Texas A & M University College Station, Texas 4-year, Public Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
$10,176 In-state,
$28,768 Out-of-state
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, Minnesota 4-year, Public Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
$13,790 In-state,
$22,210 Out-of-state
Rutgers State University New Brunswick, New Jersey 4-year, Public Bachelor's
Master's
$14,131 In-state,
$29,521 Out-of-state
Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts 4-year, Private Master's
Doctoral
Graduate tuition: $48,412

Sources:*NCES College Navigator

College Selection Criteria

Some important items to consider while looking at agriculture schools include:

  • Students should seek out schools with plenty of specializations, which may include agronomy, horticulture, agriscience technology, agriculture education, agribusiness economics and animal sciences, like equine science and veterinary technology.
  • Programs should offer a variety of classes, including animal/plant science, agricultural computer software, animal anatomy, agriculture safety, public policy and research.
  • Look for a school with agriculture-based student organizations, clubs, or leadership opportunities.
  • Quality schools feature state-of-the-art facilities with a computer lab, animal health facility, a farm center and a rodeo barn.

The best schools of agriculture offer numerous opportunities for hands-on experience and nurture students' interests in the field through school clubs and organizations. They also offer a robust variety of specializations in the agricultural industry.

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