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
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers 29 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 411 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 305 Bachelor's degrees, 84 Master's degrees, and 22 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Knoxville, TN||18 : 1||29,460|
|The University of Tennessee-Martin Martin, TN||26 : 1||7,280|
|Tennessee State University Nashville, TN||25 : 1||8,081|
|Lipscomb University Nashville, TN||20 : 1||4,595|
|Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN||23 : 1||21,721|
|Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN||24 : 1||10,140|
|Walters State Community College Morristown, TN||38 : 1||6,279|
|Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN||29 : 1||11,048|
|Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN||11 : 1||13,131|
|Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN||41 : 1||4,867|
|The University of the South Sewanee, TN||10 : 1||1,768|
|Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN||18 : 1||1,968|
|Lee University Cleveland, TN||28 : 1||5,189|
|Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg, TN||55 : 1||2,840|
|Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump Crump, TN||964|