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2022 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

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391

Graduates Per Year

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$65K

Average Salary

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#300

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

391

94% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

21

89% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

299

Russian Language and Literature

395

300

Agricultural Mechanization

391

Cost

Very Affordable

$17,622

45% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

369

Computer Systems Analysis

$17,661

370

Agricultural Mechanization

$17,622

Salary

High Salary

$50,674

31% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

70

Information Technology Administration and Management

$51,794

71

Agricultural Mechanization

$50,674

72

International Business

$49,852

Professors

Students

Not Diverse

1.7/5

53.03% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

392

Home Economics Teacher Education

393

Agricultural Mechanization

394

Physics Teacher Education

SUMMARY

Majoring in Agricultural Mechanization is a valuable choice and generally a critical first step for pupils planning to pursue a career as a systems engineer, an agricultural automation engineer, or a field engineer. Interestingly, agricultural mechanization is an uncommon major being the 300th most popular major. In the last year, there were 391 agricultural mechanization graduates. In-state tuition at public schools is, on average, Infinity times more expensive than their private counterparts.

With only 21 colleges offering agricultural mechanization you might have a more finite list of the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other agricultural mechanization students, consider looking at institutions in Iowa which have more undergraduates admitted to agricultural mechanization than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to study agricultural mechanization is in the Plains region with Iowa State University, University of Missouri-Columbia, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to study agricultural mechanization is the Big Twelve Conference with Iowa State University representing the conference. Based on our comprehensive list of the best colleges, our choice for the best school for agricultural mechanization is California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

The overall best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for every student. There might be lots more perspectives to think about when selecting college. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would change your inclinations on which university to attend. Here at authority.org, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which agricultural mechanization university boasts the top campus, the answer is Purdue University-Main Campus. If you are very interested in which college boasts the top campus, then we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more in order to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life here and our choice for the college with the best student life for agricultural mechanization is California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Curious why? Continue reading to learn more about our top selections. Some of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If cost is a major deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Purdue University-Main Campus. Purdue University-Main Campus appears to be our most expensive school for agricultural mechanization, at least regarding out of state students. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive universities that might put the price tag at Purdue University-Main Campus into perspective. You may also be interested to know that agricultural mechanization is the 370th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average expense of $17,600. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for agricultural mechanization on our list is Indiana with expenses at the primary university, Purdue University-Main Campus, of $28,010. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the country for agricultural mechanization is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for agricultural mechanization is the Southwest region which is represented by Sam Houston State University with a cost of $15,984 and Stephen F Austin State University with a cost of $16,224. On the bright side, the most affordable university for agricultural mechanization is University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. Our full list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state students can anticipate paying about $9,000 for a degree in agricultural mechanization. The cost deflates significantly to an average of $21,300 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our pick for the university representing the best value for agricultural mechanization: California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Here you will see our comprehensive list for the schools we believe to be the best value overall. Do know, this section is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for agricultural mechanization students can cover a wide range, but two-years after leaving college students will regularly make in the neighborhood of $65,300. While there is much variation in earnings; top earners can enjoy pay up to $111,000. Straight out of college, the lowest earning jobs within the agricultural mechanization field make $37,900, which is an alright wage. The highest earning graduates for agricultural mechanization come from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of agricultural mechanization is near the bottom, being within only the 1st percentile of all programs. The school with the highest composite diversity for agricultural mechanization is California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and here you can find our general list of the schools with the most diversity. The financial diversity of Agricultural Mechanization stands only in the 98th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 1st percentile. White students compose the largest proportion, 92%, of those majoring in agricultural mechanization. Additionally, 90% of undergraduates seeking an agricultural mechanization major are men.

We have insufficient professors data for agricultural mechanization to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. As we including data other than simply rankings we find that the university possessing the overall best professors for agricultural mechanization is Purdue University-Main Campus. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as some of the top examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for agricultural mechanization is California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a comprehensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. But, we do hope you understand that considering academics with a perspective only built on superlatives might create problems. We hope you look at some of our more focused pages on different colleges and explore a few of our background pages on useful things to look out for as your college search continues.

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Iowa State University

#1 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

Iowa State University is a very large public university located in Ames, IA ranked 5th in Iowa. It has a total of 31,555 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 92.05% of applicants. Iowa State University offers 345 different majors and is best known for its Plant Sciences, Agronomy and Crop Science, and Agricultural Mechanization programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,042 for students from Iowa and $23,230 for those from out-of-state, Iowa State University is reasonably high-priced. 68.35% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $50,700 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Ames, IA

www.iastate.edu

B+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

37,944

Students

#376

Ranking

$23,230

Tuition

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

#2 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is a very large public institution located in San Luis Obispo, CA ranked 112th in the nation. It has a total of 22,130 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 28.42% acceptance rate. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo offers 123 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Agricultural Mechanization, and Construction Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is moderately priced. 73.19% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn roughly $66,900 per year, which is 61% above the national median.

San Luis Obispo, CA

calpoly.edu

A

Rating

28%

Acceptance

23,278

Students

#112

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#3 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

#4 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a very large public university located in Lincoln, NE ranked 3rd in Nebraska. It has a total of 22,433 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 78.23% acceptance rate. University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers 276 different majors and is best known for its Agronomy and Crop Science, Business Teacher Education, and Family and Consumer Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,560 for in-state students and $24,000 for those from out-of-state, University of Nebraska-Lincoln is somewhat moderately pricey. 59.04% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn near $46,400 per year, which is 12% above the national median.

Lincoln, NE

www.unl.edu/

B+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

28,686

Students

#339

Ranking

$24,000

Tuition

University of Missouri-Columbia

#5 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

University of Missouri-Columbia is a very large public university located in Columbia, MO ranked 12th in Missouri. It has a total of 24,572 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.73% acceptance rate. University of Missouri-Columbia offers 296 different majors and is best known for its Journalism, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Agricultural Mechanization programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,120 for in-state students and $26,991 for those from out-of-state, University of Missouri-Columbia is reasonably high-priced. 59.86% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $48,300 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Columbia, MO

https://missouri.edu/

B

Rating

81%

Acceptance

33,333

Students

#482

Ranking

$26,991

Tuition

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#6 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a very large public university located in Raleigh, NC ranked 134th in the nation. It has a total of 28,147 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.13% of applicants. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 294 different majors and is best known for its Animal Sciences, Forestry, and Botany programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,535 for students from North Carolina and $26,654 for those from out-of-state, North Carolina State University at Raleigh is somewhat moderately high-priced. 73.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $52,500 per year, which is 26% over the national median.

Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

#134

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

#7 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is a large public institution located in Mayaguez, PR ranked 3rd in Puerto Rico. It has a total of 12,788 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 80.4% of applicants. University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez offers 100 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Agricultural Mechanization, and Agronomy and Crop Science programs (nationally ranked 7th, 7th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $3,968 for in-state students and $5,952 for those from out-of-state, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is very inexpensive. 56.67% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working.

Mayaguez, PR

https://www.uprm.edu

C+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

13,818

Students

#689

Ranking

$5,952

Tuition

Kansas State University

#8 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

Kansas State University is a very large public university located in Manhattan, KS ranked 7th in Kansas. It has a total of 19,196 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.37% of applicants. Kansas State University offers 283 different majors and is best known for its Secondary Education and Teaching, Horticultural Science, and Natural Sciences programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,375 for in-state students and $25,251 for those from out-of-state, Kansas State University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 55.95% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make approximately $45,600 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Manhattan, KS

www.k-state.edu

C+

Rating

95%

Acceptance

24,546

Students

#731

Ranking

$25,251

Tuition

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

#9 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is a small public institution located in Cobleskill, NY with a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. It has a total of 3,065 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.72% of applicants. SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural Mechanization, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, and Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services programs (nationally ranked 9th, 10th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is reasonably priced. 25.54% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $35,000 per year, which is 16% below the national median.

Cobleskill, NY

www.cobleskill.edu/

C

Rating

54%

Acceptance

3,065

Students

#1521

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

South Dakota State University

#10 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

South Dakota State University is a large public university located in Brookings, SD ranked 5th in South Dakota. It has a total of 12,718 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.04% of applicants. South Dakota State University offers 196 different majors and is best known for its Home Economics Teacher Education, Agricultural Mechanization, and Agronomy and Crop Science programs (nationally ranked 7th, 10th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,697 for students from South Dakota and $11,172 for those from out-of-state, South Dakota State University is relatively inexpensive. 48.26% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to make close to $44,400 per year, which is 7% above the national median.

Brookings, SD

https://www.sdstate.edu/

C+

Rating

90%

Acceptance

14,785

Students

#1237

Ranking

$11,172

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

#11 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

University of Wisconsin-River Falls is a mid-sized public college located in River Falls, WI ranked 20th in Wisconsin. It has a total of 6,262 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.88% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-River Falls offers 70 different majors and is best known for its Computational Science, Agricultural Mechanization, and Teaching English as a Second Language programs (nationally ranked 7th, 11th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,428 for students from Wisconsin and $14,001 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-River Falls is pretty inexpensive. 54.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $40,900 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

River Falls, WI

https://www.uwrf.edu

C+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

6,847

Students

#1065

Ranking

$14,001

Tuition

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

#12 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

North Dakota State University-Main Campus is a large public university located in Fargo, ND ranked 3rd in North Dakota. It has a total of 11,852 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.56% of applicants. North Dakota State University-Main Campus offers 260 different majors and is best known for its Biology Teacher Education, Home Economics Teacher Education, and Veterinary Technology programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,275 for in-state students and $12,413 for those from out-of-state, North Dakota State University-Main Campus is pretty inexpensive. 55.35% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to take home about $48,200 per year, which is 16% greater than the national median.

Fargo, ND

https://www.ndsu.edu

C+

Rating

94%

Acceptance

14,503

Students

#911

Ranking

$12,413

Tuition

Sam Houston State University

#13 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

Sam Houston State University is a very large public college located in Huntsville, TX ranked 49th in Texas. It has a total of 20,397 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting around 83.3% of applicants. Sam Houston State University offers 132 different majors and is best known for its Forensic Chemistry, Agricultural Mechanization, and Computer Engineering Technologies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 13th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,856 for students from Texas and $15,984 for those from out-of-state, Sam Houston State University is moderately priced. 53.87% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $44,600 per year, which is 7% greater than the national median.

Huntsville, TX

www.shsu.edu/

C+

Rating

83%

Acceptance

23,705

Students

#1172

Ranking

$15,984

Tuition

University of Idaho

#14 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

University of Idaho is a large public university located in Moscow, ID ranked 2nd in Idaho. It has a total of 11,035 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 77.76% of applicants. University of Idaho offers 295 different majors and is best known for its Conservation Biology, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, and Agricultural Mechanization programs (nationally ranked 9th, 13th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,182 for in-state students and $25,418 for those from out-of-state, University of Idaho is somewhat moderately expensive. 52.6% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in around $41,900 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

Moscow, ID

www.uidaho.edu

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

13,956

Students

#843

Ranking

$25,418

Tuition

Stephen F Austin State University

#15 Best Colleges for Agricultural Mechanization

Stephen F Austin State University is a large public college located in Nacogdoches, TX ranked 61st in Texas. It has a total of 12,638 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 67.95% of applicants. Stephen F Austin State University offers 115 different majors and is best known for its Agricultural Mechanization, Interior Architecture, and Human Sciences programs (nationally ranked 15th, 23rd, and 28th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,096 for students from Texas and $16,224 for those from out-of-state, Stephen F Austin State University is reasonably priced. 45.07% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make near $41,900 per year, which is 1% over the national median.

Nacogdoches, TX

www.sfasu.edu

C

Rating

68%

Acceptance

14,948

Students

#1310

Ranking

$16,224

Tuition