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
Washington State University offers 59 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 303 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 194 Bachelor's degrees, 72 Master's degrees, 29 Doctoral degrees, and 8 Certificates.
University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 41 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 108 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 95 Master's degrees, 11 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Washington State University Pullman, WA||25 : 1||31,607|
|University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA||23 : 1||47,576|
|Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA||31 : 1||3,671|
|Spokane Community College Spokane, WA||51 : 1||10,225|
|South Seattle College Seattle, WA||89 : 1||6,141|
|Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA||66 : 1||7,877|
|Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA||38 : 1||2,325|
|Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon, WA||52 : 1||5,085|
|Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee, WA||39 : 1||3,352|
|Yakima Valley College Yakima, WA||34 : 1||4,650|
|Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA||26 : 1||11,658|
|Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, WA||45 : 1||3,620|
|Cascadia College Bothell, WA||72 : 1||3,387|
|Grays Harbor College Aberdeen, WA||33 : 1||1,853|
|Green River College Auburn, WA||50 : 1||8,435|
|South Puget Sound Community College Olympia, WA||52 : 1||4,974|
|Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA||43 : 1||6,095|
|Centralia College Centralia, WA||42 : 1||3,077|
|Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, WA||48 : 1||2,131|
|Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA||17 : 1||3,529|