Turf & Turfgrass Management

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

433

declining 7.87%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$6,670

growing 3.09%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$34,842

growing 4.24%

Average Wage

$70,998

declining 2.98%

People in Workforce

531,117

growing 3.71%

Average Employee Age

43.8

growing 0.00974%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Turf & Turfgrass Management degree recipients are , Raleigh, NC, and State College, PA. The locations with a relatively high number of Turf & Turfgrass Management degree recipients are Snyder, TX, Tifton, GA, and Palm Desert, CA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Turf & Turfgrass Management is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Turf & Turfgrass Management and the types of students that study this field. Pennsylvania State University-World Campus awards the most degrees in Turf & Turfgrass Management in the US, but Western Texas College and Brunswick Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Turf & Turfgrass Management.

Tuition costs for Turf & Turfgrass Management majors are, on average, $6,670 for in-state public colleges, and $34,842 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Turf & Turfgrass Management programs are Public, 2-year institutions (43 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (245 completions).

Institutions

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Turf & Turfgrass Management, is Public, 2-year (245 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,670

Median In-State Public

$34,842

Median Out of State Private

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus has the most Turf & Turfgrass Management degree recipients, with 49 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Turf & Turfgrass Management programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Western Texas College and Brunswick Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Turf & Turfgrass Management, with 4.1% and 3.12%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Turf & Turfgrass Management

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Turf & Turfgrass Management by year.

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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 $70,998 and the most common occupations are Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Other managers, and Veterinarians.

The industry that employs the most Agriculture majors is Farming, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Offices of dentists.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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

$70,998

Average Wage in Workforce

± $2,305

2.98%

1 Year Growth

± 4.83%

The average salary for Agriculture majors is $70,998 and the most common occupations are Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Other managers, and Veterinarians.

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Highest Paying Locations

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

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

Most Common

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

The most common occupations Agriculture majors, by number of employees, are Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Other managers, and Veterinarians.

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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 Conservation scientists & foresters.

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Highest Paid

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

The highest paid occupations by median income for Agriculture majors are Dentists, Physicians, and Economists.

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Occupations by Share

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

531,117

2018 Workforce

± 17,861

3.71%

1 Year Growth

± 4.63%

The number of Agriculture graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.71%, from 512,133 in 2017 to 531,117 in 2018.

The largest single share of Agriculture graduates go on to work as Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (4.8%). 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 Turf & Turfgrass 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

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

The highest paying industries of Agriculture majors, by average wage, are Offices of dentists, Air transportation, and Aircraft & parts manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

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

531,117

2018 Workforce

± 17,861

3.71%

1 Year Growth

± 4.63%

The number of Agriculture graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.71%, from 512,133 in 2017 to 531,117 in 2018.

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 Turf & Turfgrass 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.

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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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 Associates Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Agriculture degrees, and White students earn the majority (365) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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

43.8

Average Age in 2018

± 0.478 Years

0.00974%

1 Year Change

± 1.53%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Agriculture. The most common ages of employees with this major are 24 and 26 years old, which represent 3.44% and 3.07% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

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

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Turf & Turfgrass 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 Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (93.1%)

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

    365 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    13 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Turf & Turfgrass 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

    91 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    4 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    2 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Turf & Turfgrass 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 Turf & Turfgrass Management is from the 2 Digit Course Agriculture.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. China

    7,003 degree recipients

  2. Mexico

    5,407 degree recipients

  3. India

    4,429 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Egypt

    4.55 times more than expected

  2. Albania

    4.37 times more than expected

  3. Taiwan

    3.95 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Egypt that hold Agriculture degrees (4.55 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 (7,003 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Turf & Turfgrass Management field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Turf & Turfgrass Management majors need many skills, but most especially Instructing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Turf & Turfgrass Management majors need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, and Science.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Turf & Turfgrass Management majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Operation and Control is very distinctive for majors, but the Instructing, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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