Best Agriculture colleges in Chicago

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 Chicago for 2021

McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

McHenry County College offers 7 Agriculture degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 12 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 7 Associate's degrees, and 5 Certificates.

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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University of Chicago offers 2 Agriculture degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 11 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 7 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

Illinois Institute of Technology offers 3 Agriculture degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 37 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 37 Master's degrees.

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Loyola University Chicago offers 2 Agriculture degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 40 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 40 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Agriculture colleges in Chicago

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Joliet Junior College Logo Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
3/5
68 : 1 14,318
College of Lake County Logo College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
3/5
68 : 1 13,743
Kishwaukee College Logo Kishwaukee College Malta, IL
3/5
51 : 1 3,060
College of DuPage Logo College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
3/5
87 : 1 23,903
McHenry County College Logo McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL
3/5
81 : 1 7,473
Triton College Logo Triton College River Grove, IL
3/5
97 : 1 9,571
University of Chicago Logo University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
12 : 1 17,452
Illinois Institute of Technology Logo Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
5/5
16 : 1 6,515
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Logo City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago, IL
3/5
123 : 1 6,521
Gateway Technical College Logo Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
2/5
45 : 1 10,050
Loyola University Chicago Logo Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 17,159