Best Agriculture colleges in Illinois

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 Illinois for 2021

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers 28 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 753 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 565 Bachelor's degrees, 122 Master's degrees, and 66 Doctoral degrees.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 16 Agriculture degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 212 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 179 Bachelor's degrees, 28 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Illinois State University offers 2 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 222 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 221 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

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Western Illinois University offers 1 Agriculture degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 109 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 109 Bachelor's degrees.

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.

Southwestern Illinois College offers 2 Agriculture degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 13 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 7 Certificates, and 6 Associate's degrees.

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.

Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL

Olivet Nazarene University offers 1 Agriculture degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 2 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 2 Bachelor's degrees.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville offers 1 Agriculture degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb.

List of all Agriculture colleges in Illinois

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Logo University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL
4/5
22 : 1 51,605
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Logo Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL
3/5
18 : 1 11,695
Lake Land College Logo Lake Land College Mattoon, IL
2/5
43 : 1 4,466
Joliet Junior College Logo Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
3/5
68 : 1 14,318
Illinois State University Logo Illinois State University Normal, IL
3/5
23 : 1 20,878
College of Lake County Logo College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
3/5
68 : 1 13,743
Kaskaskia College Logo Kaskaskia College Centralia, IL
2/5
47 : 1 3,248
Parkland College Logo Parkland College Champaign, IL
3/5
41 : 1 6,510
Illinois Central College Logo Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL
3/5
51 : 1 8,749
Rend Lake College Logo Rend Lake College Ina, IL
2/5
42 : 1 2,287
Black Hawk College Logo Black Hawk College Moline, IL
2/5
47 : 1 4,472
Kishwaukee College Logo Kishwaukee College Malta, IL
3/5
51 : 1 3,060
Highland Community College Logo Highland Community College Freeport, IL
2/5
31 : 1 1,511
College of DuPage Logo College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
3/5
87 : 1 23,903
Western Illinois University Logo Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
3/5
16 : 1 7,624
Kankakee Community College Logo Kankakee Community College Kankakee, IL
3/5
39 : 1 2,601
Lincoln Land Community College Logo Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL
2/5
48 : 1 5,446
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
Danville Area Community College Logo Danville Area Community College Danville, IL
3/5
43 : 1 2,644

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