Farm & Ranch Management

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

812

growing 51.8%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$6,872

growing 37.1%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$35,574

growing 28.1%

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 Farm & Ranch Management degree recipients are Thief River Falls, MN, Ames, IA, and Willmar, MN. The locations with a relatively high number of Farm & Ranch Management degree recipients are Thief River Falls, MN, Clarendon, TX, and Willmar, MN. The most common degree awarded to students studying Farm & Ranch Management is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Farm & Ranch Management and the types of students that study this field. Northland Community and Technical College awards the most degrees in Farm & Ranch Management in the US, but Northland Community and Technical College and Clarendon College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Farm & Ranch Management.

Tuition costs for Farm & Ranch Management majors are, on average, $6,872 for in-state public colleges, and $35,574 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Farm & Ranch Management programs are Public, 2-year institutions (44 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (587 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Farm & Ranch Management

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Farm & Ranch Management, is Public, 2-year (587 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,872

Median In-State Public

$35,574

Median Out of State Private

Northland Community and Technical College has the most Farm & Ranch Management degree recipients, with 208 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Farm & Ranch Management programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Northland Community and Technical College and Clarendon College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Farm & Ranch Management, with 17.4% and 7.69%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Farm & Ranch Management

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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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

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Farm & Ranch Management is from the 2 Digit Course Agriculture.

$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

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Occupations

Most Common

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Most Specialized

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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

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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

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Farm & Ranch Management is from the 2 Digit Course Agriculture.

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

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Farm & Ranch Management is from the 2 Digit Course Agriculture.

The most common industries that employ Agriculture majors, by number of employees, are Farming, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Highest Paid

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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

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Farm & Ranch Management is from the 2 Digit Course Agriculture.

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

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Farm & Ranch Management is from the 2 Digit Course Agriculture.

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 < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Male employees are more likely to hold Agriculture degrees, and White students earn the majority (712) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Farm & Ranch Management is from the 2 Digit Course Agriculture.

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 Farm & Ranch Management are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, Bachelors Degree, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Farm & Ranch Management is from the 2 Digit Course Agriculture.

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 (80.3%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    712 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    36 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Farm & Ranch Management 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 Male

    116 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    40 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown Male

    6 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Farm & Ranch Management. White Male 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

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Farm & Ranch Management is from the 2 Digit Course Agriculture.

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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