To date, we’ve asked 109 current and past agriculture students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

You don’t have to choose a major right away, but at some point you will.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a agriculture degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a agriculture degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are agriculture students compared to other degrees?

Overall, agriculture students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.2 out of 5. This is low compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, agriculture students rate their happiness similarly to students in Accounting And Finance, Public Relations and Music Performance.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to agriculture

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Biochemistry$61,288
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate)$58,008
Accounting And Finance$83,768
Public Relations$66,809
Agriculture$70,752
Music Performance$56,245
Biomedical Sciences$75,085
Communications Technologies and Technical Support$62,088
Architecture$78,756

Let's break that down further.

Are agriculture students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.9 out of 5 stars
127 ratings
5 stars
35%
4 stars
32%
3 stars
21%
2 stars
7%
1 stars
3%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.7 out of 5 stars
124 ratings
5 stars
28%
4 stars
34%
3 stars
20%
2 stars
11%
1 stars
6%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in agriculture experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did agriculture graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what agriculture grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
3.0 out of 5 stars
125 ratings
5 stars
18%
4 stars
17%
3 stars
27%
2 stars
21%
1 stars
16%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were agriculture students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.2 out of 5 stars
109 ratings
5 stars
18%
4 stars
21%
3 stars
32%
2 stars
15%
1 stars
13%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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