In addition to meeting application requirements, you’ll have to consider how much it will cost to study at your dream school. Colleges and universities offer scholarships and financial aid, as do corporations, associations, and the government. You might be surprised by the options you discover. To help you get a sense of your baseline education costs, here are the typical tuition rates for an agricultural economics degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,843 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

29% above average compared to other degrees

$ 28,815 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

43% above average compared to other degrees

$ 52,386 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

62% above average compared to other degrees

What do agricultural economics graduates earn?

Agricultural economics students make an average of $71,569 per year after graduation. This is 7% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 71,569 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 63% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular agricultural economics schools in the US

There are 78 schools in the US that offer a agricultural economics degree. The agricultural economics schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Davis and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in agricultural economics per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
University of California-Berkeley$14,170
University of California-Davis$14,419
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
Ohio State University-Main Campus$10,592
Cornell University$52,853
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign$15,074
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,638
Texas A & M University-College Station$11,234

Top US schools for an agricultural economics degree

The following chart lists the most prestigious schools offering agricultural economics degrees, along with their average acceptance rate and tuition costs:

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Cornell University13%$52,853
University of California-Berkeley17%$14,170
University of Florida42%$6,381
University of California-Davis43%$14,419
Fort Valley State University44%$6,658
University of Maryland-College Park45%$10,399
Southern University and A & M College45%$8,666
Clemson University47%$15,116
University of Connecticut48%$14,880
Ohio State University-Main Campus48%$10,592

Cheapest US schools for an agricultural economics degree

Of the schools in the US that offer an agricultural economics degree, the following have the lowest tuition costs:

School NameTuition
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez$2,083
Clarendon College$2,976
Brigham Young University-Idaho$4,018
North Iowa Area Community College$5,213
University of Wyoming$5,217
Treasure Valley Community College$5,445
Northland Community and Technical College$5,549
Riverland Community College$5,570
University of Florida$6,381
New Mexico State University-Main Campus$6,461

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