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2022 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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528

Graduates Per Year

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$62K

Average Salary

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#276

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

528

91% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

45

77% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

275

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

529

276

Horticultural Science

528

277

Missionary Studies

510

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$25,418

20% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

281

General Studies

$25,470

282

Horticultural Science

$25,418

Salary

Average Salary

$39,598

3% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

122

Plant Sciences

$39,598

123

Horticultural Science

$39,598

124

Agronomy and Crop Science

$39,598

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TOP

50

Professors

Very Good

4.5/5

11.3% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

42

Printmaking

43

Horticultural Science

44

Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Students

Not Diverse

3/5

16.93% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

325

Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

326

Horticultural Science

327

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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 and, 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 appears to be our most expensive university for horticultural science, at least for out of state students. We have a list of the most expensive colleges that might put the cost of University of Vermont into 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 in 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 and 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 and 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.

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#1 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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 Florida

#2 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

Kansas State University

#3 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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

Iowa State University

#4 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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

Michigan State University

#5 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Michigan State University is a very large public university located in East Lansing, MI ranked 163rd in the nation. It has a total of 42,492 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.12% of applicants. Michigan State University offers 384 different majors and is best known for its Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Pre-Law Studies, and Soil Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $14,460 for in-state students and $39,766 for those from out-of-state, Michigan State University is quite expensive. 76.24% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $53,600 per year, which is 29% above the national median.

East Lansing, MI

https://www.msu.edu

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

55,332

Students

#163

Ranking

$39,766

Tuition

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

#6 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

#7 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a very large public university located in Blacksburg, VA ranked 136th in the nation. It has a total of 28,939 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting roughly 7 out of every 10 applicants. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Management Science programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,420 for in-state students and $29,960 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 80.79% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take in more or less $62,500 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Blacksburg, VA

WWW.VT.EDU

A

Rating

70%

Acceptance

36,882

Students

#136

Ranking

$29,960

Tuition

Oregon State University

#8 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Oregon State University is a very large public university located in Corvallis, OR ranked 9th in Oregon. It has a total of 31,233 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting a little shy of 5/6 of applicants. Oregon State University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Construction Engineering, and Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,846 for in-state students and $29,346 for those from out-of-state, Oregon State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 56.12% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in near $49,600 per year, which is 19% greater than the national median.

Corvallis, OR

https://oregonstate.edu

B

Rating

82%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#453

Ranking

$29,346

Tuition

Auburn University

#9 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Auburn University is a very large public university located in Auburn, AL ranked 293rd in the United States. It has a total of 25,795 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.67% acceptance rate. Auburn University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Architectural Engineering, and Technical Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $9,816 for in-state students and $29,448 for those from out-of-state, Auburn University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 70.58% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $48,800 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

Auburn, AL

www.auburn.edu

A-

Rating

81%

Acceptance

32,442

Students

#293

Ranking

$29,448

Tuition

University of Georgia

#10 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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

Purdue University-Main Campus

#11 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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

Temple University

#12 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Temple University is a very large public university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 253rd in America. It has a total of 31,632 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about three out of every five applicants. Temple University offers 493 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Communication, Recreational Therapy, and Social Studies Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $16,080 for students from Pennsylvania and $28,992 for those from out-of-state, Temple University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 69.66% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in around $50,500 per year, which is 22% over the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.temple.edu

A-

Rating

60%

Acceptance

43,154

Students

#253

Ranking

$28,992

Tuition

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

#13 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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

University of Wisconsin-Madison

#14 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison is a very large public university located in Madison, WI ranked 106th in the nation. It has a total of 34,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 54.41% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 492 different majors and is best known for its Spanish Language and Literature, Genetics, and French Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,273 for in-state students and $36,333 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Madison is rather pricey. 81.28% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make approximately $56,200 per year, which is 35% greater than the national median.

Madison, WI

www.wisc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

47,392

Students

#106

Ranking

$36,333

Tuition

Clemson University

#15 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

#16 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Stillwater, OK ranked 3rd in Oklahoma. It has a total of 22,404 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 69.98% of applicants. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus offers 260 different majors and is best known for its Technical Teacher Education, Agricultural Public Services, and Fire Protection programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,357 for students from Oklahoma and $20,877 for those from out-of-state, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus is reasonably pricey. 54.49% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $46,500 per year, which is 12% over the national median.

Stillwater, OK

www.okstate.edu/

B

Rating

70%

Acceptance

27,200

Students

#488

Ranking

$20,877

Tuition

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

#17 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

#18 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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 Vermont

#19 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Vermont is a large public university located in Burlington, VT ranked 203rd in the nation. It has a total of 13,253 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.3% acceptance rate. University of Vermont offers 185 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Botany, and Radiation Therapy programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $16,392 for students from Vermont and $41,280 for those from out-of-state, University of Vermont is rather expensive. 70.46% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make near $47,300 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Burlington, VT

www.uvm.edu

A

Rating

67%

Acceptance

15,698

Students

#203

Ranking

$41,280

Tuition

Mississippi State University

#20 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Mississippi State University is a very large public university located in Mississippi State, MS ranked 3rd in Mississippi. It has a total of 19,952 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.86% of applicants. Mississippi State University offers 174 different majors and is best known for its Business Teacher Education, Veterinary Technology, and Agricultural Production Operations programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,800 for in-state students and $23,840 for those from out-of-state, Mississippi State University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 51.18% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn about $40,200 per year, which is 3% below the national median.

Mississippi State, MS

https://www.msstate.edu

B

Rating

54%

Acceptance

24,251

Students

#475

Ranking

$23,840

Tuition

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

#21 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is a very large public university located in Cincinnati, OH ranked 25th in Ohio. It has a total of 30,173 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting barely under seven ninths of applicants. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus offers 459 different majors and is best known for its Respiratory Care Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Commercial and Advertising Art programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,982 for in-state students and $25,316 for those from out-of-state, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus is reasonably high-priced. 48.08% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $42,300 per year, which is 2% above the national median.

Cincinnati, OH

www.uc.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

43,692

Students

#661

Ranking

$25,316

Tuition

Fort Valley State University

#22 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Fort Valley State University is a small historically black public institution located in Fort Valley, GA ranked 67th in Georgia. It has a total of 2,581 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.81% acceptance rate. Fort Valley State University offers 53 different majors and is best known for its Veterinary Technology, Horticultural Science, and Human Sciences programs (nationally ranked 18th, 22nd, and 30th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,064 for students from Georgia and $14,786 for those from out-of-state, Fort Valley State University is reasonably priced. 28.32% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $30,900 per year, which is 26% under the national median.

Fort Valley, GA

www.fvsu.edu

D

Rating

52%

Acceptance

3,049

Students

#2783

Ranking

$14,786

Tuition

Delaware Valley University

#23 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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

Missouri State University-Springfield

#24 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

Missouri State University-Springfield is a very large public college located in Springfield, MO ranked 31st in Missouri. It has a total of 22,530 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.94% of applicants. Missouri State University-Springfield offers 196 different majors and is best known for its Gerontology, Multimedia Art, and Horticultural Science programs (nationally ranked 13th, 19th, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,540 for in-state students and $14,850 for those from out-of-state, Missouri State University-Springfield is reasonably priced. 49.85% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $39,300 per year, which is 5% under the national median.

Springfield, MO

www.missouristate.edu

C

Rating

88%

Acceptance

27,138

Students

#1428

Ranking

$14,850

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

#25 Best Colleges for Horticultural Science

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