Best Agriculture Colleges

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Agriculture of course has been a central industry since the beginning of human civilization. In recent years, agricultural productivity and business has skyrocketed, and the best Agriculture colleges have played an important role in this evolution. We expect the top colleges to provide their graduates with the tools to not only succeed in this industry, but to have the tools to continually evolve through learning, applying and even developing new technologies and techniques for feeding humanity in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

Ranking the Best Colleges for Agriculture Majors

In analyzing the top Agriculture schools we have applied our RealRankTM methodologies, and also have considered the rankings for these schools in majors we have covered, such as the best colleges for animal science and for plant science programs. In the table below, we have listed the current top agriculture colleges, with the college’s name, city and state.

1University of FloridaGainesvilleFL
2Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationTX
3Iowa State UniversityAmesIA
4Cornell UniversityIthacaNY
5The Ohio State UniversityColumbusOH
6Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteIN
7North Carolina State UniversityRaleighNC
8University of California - DavisDavisCA
9University of GeorgiaAthensGA
10Penn StateUniversity ParkPA
11University of Illinois - Urbana-ChampaignChampaignIL
12University of MinnesotaTwin CitiesMN
13Auburn UniversityAuburnAL
14Texas Tech UniversityLubbockTX
15University of NebraskaLincolnNB
16Washington State UniversityPullmanWA
17Michigan State UniversityEast LansingMI
18Oregon State UniversityCorvallisOR
19Kansas State UniversityManhattanKS
20Colorado State UniversityFt. CollinsCO
21University of ArizonaTusconAZ
22Louisiana State University (LSU)Baton RougeLA
23University of MarylandCollege ParkMD
24University of ArkansasFayettevilleAR
25University of TennesseeKnoxvilleTN
26Virginia Polytechnic University (Virginia Tech)BlacksburgVA
27Clemson UniversityClemsonSC
28Mississippi State UniversityStarkvilleMS
29University of North TexasDentonTX
30University of KentuckyLexingtonKY
31University Of Wisconsin - MadisonMadisonWI
32University of Massachusetts - AmherstAmherstMA
33Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterOK
34Rutgers UniversityPiscatawayNJ
35University of MontanaMissoula MT
36North Dakota State University FargoND
37University of IdahoMoscowID
38California State University - ChicoChicoCA
39Utah State UniversityLogan UT
40University of WyomingLaramieWY
41South Dakota State University BrookingsSD
42University of Missouri - ColumbiaColumbiaMO
43University of California - RiversideRiversideCA
44New Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesNM
45University of Hawaii - ManoaHonoluluHI
46University of ConnecticutStorrsCT
47California Polytechnic University - San Louis ObispoSan Louis ObispoCA
48University of DelawareNewarkDE
49Tufts UniversityMedfordMA
50University of VermontBurlingtonVT

More information on our RealRank analyses used in creating this ranking can be found in our overall Best Colleges Ranking. The underlined colleges link to our ranking profile specific to that institution. If your college is not profiled as yet, contact us using the contact form.

What Majors Do Agriculture Schools Cover?

The top colleges of Agriculture take a multidisciplinary approach, covering the science and economic aspects involved with farming, ranching and breeding. Among the most popular majors that you find at Ag schools are:

  • Animal Science
  • Plant Science
  • Food and Agriculture business and applied economics
  • General Agriculture
  • Food Science
  • Horticulture
  • Veterinary Services
  • Food Processing
  • Biology
  • Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • International Agriculture and Development
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Communications
  • Crop Management
  • Breeding
  • Dairy
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Soil Science.

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