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2022 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

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391

Graduates Per Year

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$45K

Average Salary

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#300

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

391

94% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

38

80% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

299

Russian Language and Literature

395

300

Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

391

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$25,593

20% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

277

Registered Nursing

$25,615

278

Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

$25,593

279

Game and Interactive Media Design

$25,555

Salary

Average Salary

$38,802

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

129

Urban Planning

$38,849

130

Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

$38,802

131

Computer Graphics

$38,719

Professors

Bad

3.9/5

2.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

259

Management Science

260

Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

261

Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Students

Not Diverse

2.1/5

43.67% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

389

Recreational Therapy

390

Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

391

Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services

SUMMARY

Going to school for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services is a valuable choice and generally a required first step for scholars planning to begin a career as a greenhouse manager, a floriculture operations and management, or an ornamental horticulture. Interestingly, applied horticulture and horticultural business services is a very rare degree ranking as the 300th most popular degree. Last year, there were 391 applied horticulture and horticultural business services degrees conferred. In-state tuition for applied horticulture and horticultural business services at private schools are more costly than their public rivals by 0.01%.

With only 38 universities having programs for applied horticulture and horticultural business services you may have a more finite list of the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are looking to surround yourself with other applied horticulture and horticultural business services majors, consider looking at institutions in Pennsylvania which have more undergraduates admitted to applied horticulture and horticultural business services than any other state. More generally, the top region to pursue applied horticulture and horticultural business services is in the Mid East region with SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Farmingdale State College, and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to study applied horticulture and horticultural business services is the Southeastern Conference with University of Arkansas, University of Georgia, and Texas A & M University-College Station representing the conference. That being said, our selection for the best school for applied horticulture and horticultural business services is Texas A & M University-College Station, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The overall best school does not have to be the 'best' school for you. There might be lots more angels to weigh when selecting college. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might impact one's inclinations of where to go to college. At authority.org, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which applied horticulture and horticultural business services school boasts the top campus, the answer is University of Massachusetts-Amherst. If you are very interested in which university is home to the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life here and, from that list, our pick of the college with the best student life for applied horticulture and horticultural business services is Texas A & M University-College Station. Are you curious why? Continue scrolling to learn more about our top recommendations. Many of our picks will probably shock you.

If price is a primary influence in your decision on where to go to college, you might be cautious about Delaware Valley University. Delaware Valley University is our most expensive university for applied horticulture and horticultural business services, at least for out of state students. We do have a list of the most expensive universities that could put the price tag at Delaware Valley University into perspective. For more context, you might care to know that applied horticulture and horticultural business services is the 278th most expensive degree in the US, with an average associated cost of $25,600. On a broader scale, the most costly state for applied horticulture and horticultural business services nationally is South Carolina with tuition and fees at the primary school, Clemson University, of $37,110. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for applied horticulture and horticultural business services is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for applied horticulture and horticultural business services is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Colorado State University-Fort Collins with a cost of $28,147, Brigham Young University-Idaho with a cost of $4,208, and Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. More optimistically, the most affordable college for applied horticulture and horticultural business services is Brigham Young University-Idaho. Authority's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state learners can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $11,700 for a degree in applied horticulture and horticultural business services. That cost balloons a little to an average of $27,000 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our pick for the college with the best value for applied horticulture and horticultural business services: Texas A & M University-College Station. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list on the colleges we believe to be the best value in general. Do know, this list is based on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for applied horticulture and horticultural business services majors vary a lot, but two years after completing the major graduates will often make around $45,100. There is a lot of variation in pay; top earners can enjoy pay up to $77,300. Straight out of school, the minimum earning positions within the applied horticulture and horticultural business services field make $25,900, which isn't that bad. The top earning graduates from applied horticulture and horticultural business services have come from Texas A & M University-College Station and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of applied horticulture and horticultural business services lies quite poor, falling in only the 2nd percentile of majors nationally. The school with the highest composite diversity for applied horticulture and horticultural business services is Delaware Valley University and here you can find our general list for the universities which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services major stands only within the 61st percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 1st percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest proportion at 90% of those majoring in applied horticulture and horticultural business services. Additionally, 72% of scholars pursuing an applied horticulture and horticultural business services major are men.

The median rating of applied horticulture and horticultural business services' professors is 3.9 stars, a score that is 2% worse than the median across all majors; which is a subpar ranking. If you want to find the most popular applied horticulture and horticultural business services professor in the country, consider looking up Max Conrad at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans. This might surprise you, but the best ranked instructors for applied horticulture and horticultural business services from student rankings are at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. As we including data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the college with the best professors for applied horticulture and horticultural business services is Purdue University-Main Campus. You can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the best instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for applied horticulture and horticultural business services is North Carolina State University at Raleigh. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a general page for the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we do hope you understand that looking at higher education with context primarily formed from superlatives could cause issues. We at Authority encourage you to read our other pages on different topics and peruse a few of Authority's helpful background articles on important things to think about as you continue your university search.

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Texas A & M University-College Station

#1 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#2 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230th in the US. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Foreign Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

#230

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

#3 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

Brigham Young University-Provo is a very large private university located in Provo, UT ranked 233rd in the nation. It has a total of 35,951 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.49% acceptance rate. Brigham Young University-Provo offers 310 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Portuguese Language and Literature, and Spanish Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $5,790 per year, Brigham Young University-Provo is very inexpensive. 66.32% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $59,700 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Provo, UT

www.byu.edu

A-

Rating

67%

Acceptance

39,233

Students

#233

Ranking

$5,790

Tuition

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

#4 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

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

Clemson University

#5 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

Clemson University is a very large public university located in Clemson, SC ranked 149th in the US. It has a total of 21,504 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.26% of applicants. Clemson University offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Science Teacher Education, Food Science, and Agricultural Production Operations programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,118 for in-state students and $37,110 for those from out-of-state, Clemson University is rather high-priced. 75.17% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn around $52,400 per year, which is 26% greater than the national median.

Clemson, SC

www.clemson.edu

A

Rating

51%

Acceptance

28,310

Students

#149

Ranking

$37,110

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#6 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

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

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

#7 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

Colorado State University-Fort Collins is a very large public university located in Fort Collins, CO ranked 6th in Colorado. It has a total of 28,398 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of four out of five applicants. Colorado State University-Fort Collins offers 249 different majors and is best known for its Ecology, Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, and Construction Engineering Technology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,426 for in-state students and $28,147 for those from out-of-state, Colorado State University-Fort Collins is reasonably costly. 61.27% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $47,100 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Fort Collins, CO

colostate.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

37,356

Students

#395

Ranking

$28,147

Tuition

University of Georgia

#8 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

University of Georgia is a very large public university located in Athens, GA ranked 127th in the United States. It has a total of 32,548 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.3% acceptance rate. University of Georgia offers 419 different majors and is best known for its Insurance, Landscape Architecture, and Mathematics Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,790 for students from Georgia and $28,830 for those from out-of-state, University of Georgia is reasonably costly. 74.72% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home about $50,500 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

#127

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#9 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

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 Rhode Island

#10 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

University of Rhode Island is a large public university located in Kingston, RI ranked 6th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 17,179 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.77% acceptance rate. University of Rhode Island offers 187 different majors and is best known for its German Language and Literature, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, and Clinical Nutrition Services programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,590 for students from Rhode Island and $29,710 for those from out-of-state, University of Rhode Island is reasonably expensive. 65.28% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $52,900 per year, which is 27% above the national median.

Kingston, RI

web.uri.edu/

B+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

20,628

Students

#373

Ranking

$29,710

Tuition

Farmingdale State College

#11 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

Farmingdale State College is a mid-sized public college located in Farmingdale, NY ranked 89th in New York. It has a total of 12,774 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.89% acceptance rate. Farmingdale State College offers 60 different majors and is best known for its Science, Technology and Society, Computer Programming, and Electrical Engineering Technologies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, Farmingdale State College is moderately priced. 39.55% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make near $51,700 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Farmingdale, NY

www.farmingdale.edu/

C+

Rating

55%

Acceptance

12,831

Students

#793

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

University of Arkansas

#12 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

University of Arkansas is a very large public university located in Fayetteville, AR ranked 3rd in Arkansas. It has a total of 25,149 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 77.09% acceptance rate. University of Arkansas offers 234 different majors and is best known for its Technical Teacher Education, Preschool Education and Teaching, and Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,568 for students from Arkansas and $24,056 for those from out-of-state, University of Arkansas is reasonably costly. 53.13% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $44,900 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

Fayetteville, AR

https://www.uark.edu

B

Rating

77%

Acceptance

30,459

Students

#478

Ranking

$24,056

Tuition

Washington State University

#13 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

Washington State University is a very large public university located in Pullman, WA ranked 9th in Washington. It has a total of 28,966 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a touch north of 75% of applicants. Washington State University offers 407 different majors and is best known for its Social Sciences, Operations Management and Supervision, and Agronomy and Crop Science programs (nationally ranked 7th, 8th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,953 for students from Washington and $24,531 for those from out-of-state, Washington State University is somewhat moderately costly. 60.38% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to draw approximately $50,600 per year, which is 22% above the national median.

Pullman, WA

wsu.edu/

B+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

35,149

Students

#414

Ranking

$24,531

Tuition

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

#14 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a very large public university located in Amherst, MA ranked 30th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 26,700 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.8% of applicants. University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 304 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology, Pre-Veterinary Studies, and Exercise Physiology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,791 for students from Massachusetts and $35,112 for those from out-of-state, University of Massachusetts-Amherst is reasonably expensive. 35.25% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn near $51,400 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Amherst, MA

www.umass.edu

B+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

35,116

Students

#322

Ranking

$35,112

Tuition

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

#15 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a small public associates college located in Tifton, GA ranked 69th in Georgia. It has a total of 5,402 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.42% of applicants. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services, Agricultural Teacher Education, and Forestry programs (nationally ranked 15th, 26th, and 31st respectively). With an annual tuition of $2,563 for students from Georgia and $9,469 for those from out-of-state, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is relatively inexpensive. 17.31% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw roughly $32,900 per year, which is 21% below the national median.

Tifton, GA

https://www.abac.edu

D

Rating

73%

Acceptance

5,402

Students

#2819

Ranking

$9,469

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus

#16 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is a large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 90th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 11,255 full-time undergraduate students. Pennsylvania State University-World Campus offers 207 different majors and is best known for its Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services, Organizational Behavior Studies, and Legal Studies programs (nationally ranked 16th, 36th, and 40th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,484 per year, Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is pretty inexpensive. 60.08% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $50,100 per year, which is 21% greater than the national median.

University Park, PA

worldcampus.psu.edu/

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

19,841

Students

#1005

Ranking

$13,484

Tuition

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

#17 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

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

Delaware Valley University

#18 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

Delaware Valley University is a small private institution located in Doylestown, PA ranked 98th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 2,149 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 92.72% of applicants. Delaware Valley University offers 45 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology, Agricultural Production Operations, and Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services programs (nationally ranked 11th, 18th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $38,070 per year, Delaware Valley University is rather pricey. 50.59% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn about $42,100 per year, which is 1% greater than the national median.

Doylestown, PA

www.delval.edu

C+

Rating

93%

Acceptance

2,879

Students

#1144

Ranking

$38,070

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Idaho

#19 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

Brigham Young University-Idaho is a very large private associates college located in Rexburg, ID ranked 6th in Idaho. It has a total of 68,597 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.77% of applicants. Brigham Young University-Idaho offers 98 different majors and is best known for its Soil Sciences, Spanish Language Teacher Education, and Biology Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 10th. With an annual tuition of $4,208 per year, Brigham Young University-Idaho is very low-priced. 48.53% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $42,700 per year, which is 3% over the national median.

Rexburg, ID

www.byui.edu

C

Rating

96%

Acceptance

68,597

Students

#1570

Ranking

$4,208

Tuition

University of Maine

#20 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

University of Maine is a large public university located in Orono, ME ranked 8th in Maine. It has a total of 10,510 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 90.24% acceptance rate. University of Maine offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Civil Engineering Technologies, Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services, and Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management programs (nationally ranked 7th, 20th, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,000 for in-state students and $29,310 for those from out-of-state, University of Maine is somewhat moderately pricey. 53.19% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $42,500 per year, which is 2% above the national median.

Orono, ME

www.umaine.edu/

C+

Rating

90%

Acceptance

13,091

Students

#1057

Ranking

$29,310

Tuition

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

#21 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a large public university located in Carbondale, IL ranked 38th in Illinois. It has a total of 10,626 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 66.38% acceptance rate. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers 247 different majors and is best known for its Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, Soil Sciences, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 9th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,638 for students from Illinois and $24,094 for those from out-of-state, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is somewhat moderately high-priced. 45.14% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to earn near $42,900 per year, which is 3% above the national median.

Carbondale, IL

www.siu.edu

C+

Rating

66%

Acceptance

14,404

Students

#895

Ranking

$24,094

Tuition

South Dakota State University

#22 Best Colleges for Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

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