Best Agriculture colleges in South Dakota

Why a degree in agriculture?

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*.

How to prepare for an agriculture degree

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
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Best Agriculture colleges in South Dakota for 2021

South Dakota State University offers 38 Agriculture degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 480 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 412 Bachelor's degrees, 37 Master's degrees, 21 Associate's degrees, 9 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.

Northern State University offers 1 Agriculture degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 8 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 8 Bachelor's degrees.

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List of all Agriculture colleges in South Dakota

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
South Dakota State University Logo South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
3/5
22 : 1 11,512
Lake Area Technical College Logo Lake Area Technical College Watertown, SD
2/5
21 : 1 2,228
Mitchell Technical Institute Logo Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell, SD
2/5
17 : 1 1,162
Southeast Technical Institute Logo Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
2/5
26 : 1 2,380
Northern State University Logo Northern State University Aberdeen, SD
3/5
38 : 1 3,427
Mount Marty College Logo Mount Marty College Yankton, SD
5/5
23 : 1 1,049
Sinte Gleska University Logo Sinte Gleska University Mission, SD
2/5
31 : 1 549
Dakota Wesleyan University Logo Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell, SD
5/5
18 : 1 880
Sisseton Wahpeton College Logo Sisseton Wahpeton College Sisseton, SD
2/5
9 : 1 119