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
University of Missouri-Columbia offers 29 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 363 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 261 Bachelor's degrees, 47 Doctoral degrees, 30 Master's degrees, and 25 Certificates.
Northwest Missouri State University offers 8 Agriculture degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 154 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 150 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
Missouri State University-Springfield offers 11 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 222 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 195 Bachelor's degrees, 26 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, MO||24 : 1||30,014|
|Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO||31 : 1||7,104|
|Missouri State University-Springfield Springfield, MO||31 : 1||23,453|
|College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, MO||16 : 1||1,546|
|State Fair Community College Sedalia, MO||54 : 1||4,288|
|Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO||16 : 1||16,191|
|Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MO||28 : 1||10,637|
|North Central Missouri College Trenton, MO||46 : 1||1,746|
|Missouri State University-West Plains West Plains, MO||54 : 1||1,951|
|William Woods University Fulton, MO||34 : 1||2,153|
|Saint Louis Community College Bridgeton, MO||54 : 1||17,294|
|State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO||18 : 1||1,724|
|Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO||53 : 1||11,762|
|University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO||26 : 1||11,229|
|Lincoln University Jefferson City, MO||23 : 1||2,436|
|Crowder College Neosho, MO||31 : 1||4,401|
|Truman State University Kirksville, MO||18 : 1||5,231|
|Three Rivers College Poplar Bluff, MO||46 : 1||2,967|
|Stephens College Columbia, MO||16 : 1||652|
|Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph, MO||27 : 1||5,608|