2023 Agriculture Students
There are about 334,837 students enrolled in Agriculture in the USA.
Not Very Diverse
Compared to national avg.
Vs. National Avg.
College is one of the most momentous periods of one's life; it's a chance for individual growth and evolution. Students try to discover their calling and forge the integral skills to be a successful member of society. But learning is not entirely confined to a classroom - the interactions one has with their classmates, the wild anecdote received from an eccentric professor, the exposure to a different worldview. As such, a diverse college experience vastly enriches what one gains from the time in university.
Agriculture is a less racially diverse subject than average*. 79% of the US' Agriculture majors are white students, followed by black students (8%), latino students (8%), and students of other races**(5%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Hawaii at Hilo located in Hilo, HI.
Additionally, Agriculture is diverse with respect to sex, with 53% of students majoring in Agriculture identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO.
Another critical type of diversity is economic diversity. Agriculture is more economically diverse than 67% of focuses. 28% of its majors come from low income families, 16% are from homes who bring in between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 25% grew up in homes who take home more than $110,000 a year. Northwest Missouri State University is the most socioeconomically diverse school in the top 100.
Considering each type of diversity, overall HI is the most diverse state for Agriculture. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the Pacific West Conference is the most diverse conference.
* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white
Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
Under 30k: 28%
30k - 48k: 16%
48k - 75k: 16%
75k - 110k: 15%
Over 110k: 25%
In State: 76%
Out of State: 21%