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
Michigan State University offers 45 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 651 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 389 Bachelor's degrees, 121 Master's degrees, 87 Certificates, and 54 Doctoral degrees.
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 8 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 76 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 47 Bachelor's degrees, 15 Doctoral degrees, 8 Master's degrees, and 6 Certificates.
Michigan Technological University offers 9 Agriculture degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 54 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 36 Bachelor's degrees, 17 Master's degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Michigan State University East Lansing, MI||20 : 1||49,809|
|University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI||12 : 1||48,090|
|Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI||17 : 1||7,027|
|Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI||16 : 1||3,390|
|Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI||75 : 1||15,211|
|Lake Superior State University Sault Ste Marie, MI||20 : 1||1,984|
|Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI||25 : 1||7,732|
|Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City, MI||45 : 1||3,579|
|Michigan Career and Technical Institute Plainwell, MI||198|
|Bay de Noc Community College Escanaba, MI||44 : 1||1,820|
|University of Michigan-Flint Flint, MI||24 : 1||7,297|
|Baker College Owosso, MI||44 : 1||7,606|
|Lansing Community College Lansing, MI||58 : 1||11,673|
|Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI||61 : 1||13,270|
|Montcalm Community College Sidney, MI||49 : 1||1,529|
|Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor, MI||50 : 1||3,022|
|Gogebic Community College Ironwood, MI||29 : 1||945|
|Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI||25 : 1||21,470|
|Lawrence Technological University Southfield, MI||27 : 1||2,848|
|Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI||25 : 1||17,784|