Agriculture

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

35,646

growing 3.38%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$6,872

growing 4.23%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$28,630

growing 2.99%

Average Wage

$73,176

growing 3.63%

People in Workforce

512,133

declining 0.183%

Average Employee Age

43.8

declining 0.552%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Agriculture degree recipients are College Station, TX, Ames, IA, and Champaign, IL. The locations with a relatively high number of Agriculture degree recipients are Rohnert Park, CA, Curtis, NE, and Union Grove, WI. The most common degree awarded to students studying Agriculture is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Agriculture and the types of students that study this field. Texas A & M University-College Station awards the most degrees in Agriculture in the US, but Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horseshoeing School have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Agriculture.

Tuition costs for Agriculture majors are, on average, $6,872 for in-state public colleges, and $28,630 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Agriculture programs are Public, 2-year institutions (420 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (24,204 completions).

Institutions

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Agriculture, is Public, 4-year or above (24,204 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Agriculture programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,872

Median In-State Public

$28,630

Median Out of State Private

Texas A & M University-College Station has the most Agriculture degree recipients, with 1,198 degrees awarded in 2016.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Agriculture.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Agriculture programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horseshoeing School have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Agriculture, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Agriculture

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Agriculture by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Agriculture.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Agriculture graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Agriculture majors is $73,176 and the most common occupations are Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Miscellaneous managers, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing.

The industry that employs the most Agriculture majors is Farming, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Beverage manufacturing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

$73,176

Average Wage in Workforce

± $2,476

3.63%

1 Year Growth

± 4.71%

The average salary for Agriculture majors is $73,176 and the most common occupations are Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Miscellaneous managers, and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing.

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Highest Paying Locations

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Agriculture majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Agriculture majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

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Most Specialized

Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Agriculture majors working as Agricultural & food scientists, Veterinarians, and Agricultural inspectors.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations by median income for Agriculture majors are Physicians & surgeons, Military, rank not specified, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

512,133

2017 Workforce

± 17,539

0.183%

1 Year Growth

± 4.85%

The number of Agriculture graduates in the workforce has been declining at a rate of 0.183%, from 513,071 in 2016 to 512,133 in 2017.

The largest single share of Agriculture graduates go on to work as Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (5.76%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Agriculture by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

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Highest Paid

The highest paying industries of Agriculture majors, by average wage, are Beverage manufacturing, Offices of physicians, and U. S. Army.

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Industries by Share

512,133

2017 Workforce

± 17,539

0.183%

1 Year Growth

± 4.85%

The number of Agriculture graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 0.183%, from 513,071 in 2016 to 512,133 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Agriculture graduates by share is Farming, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Agriculture.

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Specialty Locations

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Agriculture majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Agriculture in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Agriculture is 43.8, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Agriculture degrees, and White students earn the majority (27,223) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

43.8

Average Age in 2017

± 0.47 Years

0.552%

1 Year Change

± 1.52%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Agriculture. The most common ages of employees with this major are 37 and 23 years old, which represent 2.8% and 2.74% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Agriculture are Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, and < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The most common degree types held by the working population in Agriculture are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (50.6%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Agriculture.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    27,223 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,778 degrees awarded

  3. Non-resident Alien

    1,582 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Agriculture for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    8,375 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    7,403 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    906 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Agriculture. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. China

    6,388 degree recipients

  2. India

    5,333 degree recipients

  3. Mexico

    4,661 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Australia

    6.06 times more than expected

  2. Egypt

    4.09 times more than expected

  3. France

    3.51 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Australia that hold Agriculture degrees (6.06 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is China (6,388 degree recipients).

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