Best Agriculture colleges in Alaska

Why a degree in agriculture?

Growing up on a farm does a few things to you. You eat fresh grown vegetables, drive tractors, watch sunsets over the acreage, and don flannel on the regular. However, only about 10% of Americans are actual farmers*.

How to prepare for an agriculture degree

Believe it or not, there are more than 200 careers other than farming in the agriculture field: food science, purchasing, horticulture, and landscaping to name a few*. With such a large array of options, the job growth is varied. Some careers, such as food science, are increasing around 8%, while others, like farming, are seeing little to no jumps.

The increasing population is giving the agriculture business more mouths to feed. Some people hold doors open or volunteer their time. But you want to feed the people, and you are ready to work hard to do it. And if it all works out, a career in agriculture gives you permission to listen to all the country music you want with nobody to judge.

*Agriculture Council of America, Agriculture Careers
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Best Agriculture colleges in Alaska for 2021

University of Alaska Fairbanks offers 9 Agriculture degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 75 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 35 Master's degrees, 28 Bachelor's degrees, and 12 Doctoral degrees.

University of Alaska Southeast offers 13 Agriculture degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 44 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 32 Certificates, and 12 Associate's degrees.

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List of all Agriculture colleges in Alaska

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Alaska Fairbanks Logo University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, AK
3/5
21 : 1 7,179
University of Alaska Southeast Logo University of Alaska Southeast Juneau, AK
3/5
23 : 1 2,150