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
New Mexico State University-Main Campus offers 23 Agriculture degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 186 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 150 Bachelor's degrees, 32 Master's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces, NM||23 : 1||14,296|
|Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe, NM||56 : 1||4,110|
|Mesalands Community College Tucumcari, NM||58 : 1||877|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Portales, NM||35 : 1||5,685|
|New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, NM||21 : 1||2,787|
|New Mexico Junior College Hobbs, NM||33 : 1||2,327|
|Western New Mexico University Silver City, NM||35 : 1||3,193|
|Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Albuquerque, NM||22 : 1||443|
|San Juan College Farmington, NM||45 : 1||6,741|
|Northern New Mexico College Espanola, NM||24 : 1||1,119|
|Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell, NM||50 : 1||2,256|
|Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso Branch Community College Ruidoso, NM||112 : 1||673|