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
Oregon State University offers 72 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1,202 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 860 Bachelor's degrees, 199 Master's degrees, 93 Certificates, and 50 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Oregon State University Corvallis, OR||23 : 1||31,719|
|Treasure Valley Community College Ontario, OR||44 : 1||1,721|
|Blue Mountain Community College Pendleton, OR||28 : 1||1,559|
|Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR||43 : 1||5,533|
|Central Oregon Community College Bend, OR||38 : 1||4,818|
|Clackamas Community College Oregon City, OR||47 : 1||6,270|
|Chemeketa Community College Salem, OR||49 : 1||9,347|
|Mt Hood Community College Gresham, OR||48 : 1||7,463|
|Portland Community College Portland, OR||69 : 1||27,650|
|Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay, OR||40 : 1||2,053|
|Umpqua Community College Roseburg, OR||40 : 1||2,458|
|Lane Community College Eugene, OR||47 : 1||8,861|
|Portland State University Portland, OR||33 : 1||25,321|
|Rogue Community College Grants Pass, OR||66 : 1||4,634|
|Klamath Community College Klamath Falls, OR||49 : 1||1,715|
|Tillamook Bay Community College Tillamook, OR||52 : 1||521|
|Linfield College-McMinnville Campus McMinnville, OR||11 : 1||1,414|