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*.
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
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona offers 7 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 201 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 185 Bachelor's degrees, and 16 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Mt San Antonio College Walnut, CA||66 : 1||29,799|
|California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona, CA||44 : 1||28,058|
|Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills, CA||78 : 1||18,765|
|Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA||83 : 1||13,909|
|Fullerton College Fullerton, CA||70 : 1||22,613|
|Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA||80 : 1||19,709|
|Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA||74 : 1||24,127|
|Rio Hondo College Whittier, CA||94 : 1||19,358|
|University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA||26 : 1||36,908|
|Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA||71 : 1||20,042|
|El Camino Community College District Torrance, CA||70 : 1||24,223|
|Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA||87 : 1||12,025|
|Citrus College Glendora, CA||75 : 1||13,130|
|University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA||21 : 1||44,371|
|California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA||39 : 1||26,671|
|Chapman University Orange, CA||18 : 1||9,850|
|Irvine Valley College Irvine, CA||83 : 1||12,812|