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2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

There are about 1,509 students enrolled in Horticultural Science in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

882

Vs. National Avg.

-94%

popularity Rank

#298

cost

Somewhat Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$24K

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

cost Rank

#263

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$43K

Vs. National Avg.

8%

salary Rank

#170

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

16%

professors Rank

#97

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-5%

students Rank

#352

SUMMARY

A degree in Horticultural Science is not only a valuable choice, but typically an essential first step for undergrads trying to enter a career as a bioprocessing engineer, a plant geneticist, or a forestry technician. Interestingly, horticultural science is a very rare major coming in at the 276th most popular degree. Last year alone, there were 528 horticultural science degrees conferred. In-state tuition for horticultural science at private colleges is, on average, 3.9 times more pricey than their public peers.

With just 45 institutions offering horticultural science you could have a smaller selection of institutions that will have an option for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other horticultural science majors, consider universities in Iowa which have the most students admitted to horticultural science annually. Zooming out, the top region to major in horticultural science is in the Plains region with Iowa State University, Kansas State University, and Missouri State University-Springfield best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to major in horticultural science is the Big Twelve Conference with Iowa State University, Kansas State University, and Oklahoma State University-Main Campus representing the conference. From our list of the best colleges, our selection for the best university for horticultural science is University of Florida.

The best school is not necessarily the 'best' school for every student. There can be lots more facets to weigh when selecting institution. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely impact your feelings of where to go to university. Here at authority.org, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which horticultural science school is home to the best campus, the answer is Michigan State University. If you are very interested in which university boasts the top campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more so we can compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand, from that list, our choice of the college with the best student life for horticultural science is University of Florida. Are you curious why? Keep reading to learn more about our top selections. Many of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If price is a significant factor in your decision on where to go to school, you might consider avoiding University of Vermont. University of Vermont&nbspappears to be our most expensive university for horticultural science, at least for out of state students. We have a list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the cost of University of Vermont&nbspinto perspective. You could also be interested to know that horticultural science is the 282nd most expensive program in America, with an average associated cost of $25,400. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for horticultural science nationally is Vermont with expenses at the main institution, University of Vermont, of $41,280. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for horticultural science is the New England region which is best demonstrated with University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a cost of $35,112, and University of Vermont with a cost of $41,280.

Our cheapest region for horticultural science is the Southwest region which is represented by Oklahoma State University-Main Campus with a cost of $20,877, Sam Houston State University with a cost of $15,984, and Stephen F Austin State University with a cost of $16,224. In better news, the most affordable college for horticultural science is University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. Authority's comprehensive list of the most affordable schools can be found here.

In-state learners can expect to pay around $10,500 for a degree in horticultural science. That cost swells dramatically to an average of $26,100 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our pick for the school representing the best value for horticultural science: University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through this link you can see our comprehensive list of the universities we see as being the best value&nbspin general. Bear in mind, this list is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for horticultural science students differ widely, but within two years leaving college graduates will regularly earn around $61,900. While there can be much variation in earnings potential; top earners can experience pay up to $114,500. Straight out of school, the lowest earning opportunities within the horticultural science field earn $32,900, which is an alright wage. The top earning graduates from horticultural science come from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University&nbspand if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The all-around diversity of horticultural science ranks in the bottom, ranking in only the 18th percentile of all programs. The college with the most composite diversity for horticultural science is Temple University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Horticultural Science major ranks only within the 56th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 13th percentile. White students make up the largest share at 78% of those studying horticultural science. Additionally, 54% of undergraduates pursuing a horticultural science degree are men.

The median ranking for horticultural science's professors is 4.45 stars, a score that is 11% higher than the median score across all majors; this is a pretty good ranking. If you are interested in the most popular horticultural science instructor nationally, consider looking up Jaclyn Costello at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. This might come as a shock, but the highest rated horticultural science professors according to students are found at Florida International University. As we including data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best professors for horticultural science is Purdue University-Main Campus. One will find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the best examples of professors in the country.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for horticultural science is University of Florida. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a comprehensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we hope you understand that considering academics with a perspective mainly formed from superlatives might create problems. We at Authority hope you read our other pages on different colleges and explore a few of our helpful background articles on useful things to consider as you progress with your university search.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA | www.vt.edu/

66%

Acceptance

38,350

Students

#130

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX | https://www.tamu.edu/

63%

Acceptance

73,308

Students

#123

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL | www.illinois.edu/

63%

Acceptance

57,324

Students

#125

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC | www.ncsu.edu/

46%

Acceptance

40,537

Students

#136

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI | https://www.msu.edu/

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Stillwater, OK | www.okstate.edu/

67%

Acceptance

26,463

Students

#453

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Auburn University

Auburn, AL | www.auburn.edu/

85%

Acceptance

32,840

Students

#276

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Clemson University

Clemson, SC | www.clemson.edu/

62%

Acceptance

28,933

Students

#153

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT | uconn.edu/

56%

Acceptance

29,818

Students

#134

Ranking

$41K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA | www.umass.edu/

65%

Acceptance

35,781

Students

#218

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Iowa State University

Ames, IA | www.iastate.edu/

88%

Acceptance

35,319

Students

#375

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR | https://www.uark.edu/

78%

Acceptance

30,137

Students

#498

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE | www.unl.edu/

78%

Acceptance

32,498

Students

#399

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA | https://foothill.edu/

0%

Acceptance

29,967

Students

#2170

Ranking

$10K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA | calpoly.edu/

38%

Acceptance

22,817

Students

#114

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

A

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI | www.andrews.edu/

49%

Acceptance

4,767

Students

#273

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR | https://oregonstate.edu/

82%

Acceptance

37,586

Students

#432

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

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