The cost of attending college or university seems to consistently trend upwards. And while it’s true that you have to be prepared to make a financial commitment to your post-secondary education, there are ways that you can reduce the overall cost. Plan ahead. Compare the costs and benefits of earning an associate degree versus a bachelor’s degree. Explore scholarship opportunities and financial aid. Become informed about available tax credits and deductions. And of course, investigate tuition fees at both public and private institutions. To help you get started, here are the typical costs for an agriculture degree:

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 9,700 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

16% above average compared to other degrees

$ 20,634 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

3% above average compared to other degrees

$ 45,351 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

40% above average compared to other degrees

What do agriculture graduates earn?

Agriculture students make an average of $70,272 per year after graduation. This is 5% above average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

$ 70,272 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 58% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

0% above average compared to other degrees

Tuition costs for popular agriculture schools in the US

There are 158 schools in the US that offer a agriculture degree. The agriculture schools in the nation with the highest enrollment are Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, Purdue University-Main Campus and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Here's a breakdown of tuition costs for the schools that award the most degrees in agriculture per year:

School NameIn-State Tuition
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$18,436
Purdue University-Main Campus$9,992
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo$9,432
Cornell University$52,853
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities$14,417
Rutgers University-New Brunswick$14,638
Texas A & M University-College Station$11,234
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona$7,339
University of Connecticut$14,880
University of Maryland-College Park$10,399

Top US schools for an agriculture degree

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

School NameAcceptance RateIn-State Tuition
Cornell University13%$52,853
Texas A & M University-Commerce35%$8,434
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo35%$9,432
Berea College35%$25,760
University of Maryland Eastern Shore39%$8,042
Warner University41%$21,216
University of Maryland-College Park45%$10,399
Delaware State University45%$7,868
Kentucky State University45%$8,184
Southern University and A & M College45%$8,666

Cheapest US schools for an agriculture degree

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

School NameTuition
Cosumnes River College$1,104
Yuba College$1,124
Woodland Community College$1,124
Lassen Community College$1,127
Imperial Valley College$1,142
Sierra College$1,142
Merced College$1,150
Modesto Junior College$1,162
College of the Redwoods$1,182
Shasta College$1,185

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