Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

2,008

Graduates Per Year

$42K

Average Salary

#150

Most Popular Major

Degree Stats

Popular

2,008

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

79

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

149

Mechanical Engineering Technology

2,036

150

Plant Sciences

2,008

151

English Teacher Education

2,006

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

Worse

Better

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Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

publicnon public95%95%

Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Plains

Iowa State University

By State

California

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

By Conference

Southeastern Conference

University of Florida

By School

University of California-Berkeley

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as a soil and plant scientist, agriculture scientist, or animal scientist sounds interesting, then a degree in plant sciences may just be for you. You could even become a researcher and documenter of undiscovered fungi!

POPULARITY

Plant sciences is the 150th most popular degree in America, with 2,008 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #151 English Teacher Education, and narrowly lost to #149 Mechanical Engineering Technology.

The degree is offered at a total of 79 colleges across the nation, and is the 206th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 4% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that 95% of colleges offering plant sciences are public making it a very accessible field.

The plains produces the most plant sciences graduates, largely led by Iowa State University, while it’s the Southeastern Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and California State University-Fresno.

All that being said, no individual school produces more plant sciences graduates than University of California-Berkeley, which graduated 135 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study plant sciences). More students studied plant sciences as a percentage of total students at Chadron State College than any other college.

Good luck finding the right college for you. We hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Plant Sciences list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

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Iowa State University

#1 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Ames, IA

www.iastate.edu

B+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

37,944

Students

# 111

Ranking

$23,230

Tuition

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Cornell University

#2 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Ithaca, NY

www.cornell.edu

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

24,189

Students

# 11

Ranking

$56,550

Tuition

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University of Florida

#3 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

# 8

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

#4 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Lincoln, NE

www.unl.edu/

B+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

28,686

Students

# 94

Ranking

$24,000

Tuition

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Kansas State University

#5 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Manhattan, KS

www.k-state.edu

C+

Rating

95%

Acceptance

24,546

Students

# 224

Ranking

$25,251

Tuition

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Texas A & M University-College Station

#6 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

# 23

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#7 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Champaign, IL

www.illinois.edu/

A

Rating

59%

Acceptance

54,985

Students

# 21

Ranking

$29,178

Tuition

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

#8 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Blacksburg, VA

WWW.VT.EDU

A

Rating

70%

Acceptance

36,882

Students

# 28

Ranking

$29,960

Tuition

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#9 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

# 27

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

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University of California-Davis

#10 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

# 11

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

#11 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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San Luis Obispo, CA

calpoly.edu

A

Rating

28%

Acceptance

23,278

Students

# 16

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

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University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

#12 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Mayaguez, PR

https://www.uprm.edu

C+

Rating

80%

Acceptance

13,818

Students

# 207

Ranking

$5,952

Tuition

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Auburn University

#13 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Auburn, AL

www.auburn.edu

A-

Rating

81%

Acceptance

32,442

Students

# 82

Ranking

$29,448

Tuition

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University of Georgia

#14 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Athens, GA

www.uga.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

42,708

Students

# 24

Ranking

$28,830

Tuition

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Clemson University

#15 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Clemson, SC

www.clemson.edu

A

Rating

51%

Acceptance

28,310

Students

# 33

Ranking

$37,110

Tuition

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Texas Tech University

#16 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Lubbock, TX

www.ttu.edu

B

Rating

69%

Acceptance

41,153

Students

# 126

Ranking

$16,704

Tuition

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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

#17 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Minneapolis, MN

https://twin-cities.umn.edu

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

61,787

Students

# 29

Ranking

$31,616

Tuition

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Oregon State University

#18 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Corvallis, OR

https://oregonstate.edu

B

Rating

82%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

# 131

Ranking

$29,346

Tuition

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University of Missouri-Columbia

#19 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Columbia, MO

https://missouri.edu/

B

Rating

81%

Acceptance

33,333

Students

# 138

Ranking

$26,991

Tuition

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Colorado State University-Fort Collins

#20 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Fort Collins, CO

colostate.edu

B+

Rating

81%

Acceptance

37,356

Students

# 115

Ranking

$28,147

Tuition

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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#21 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

# 63

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition

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Ohio State University-Main Campus

#22 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Columbus, OH

www.osu.edu/

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

66,178

Students

# 39

Ranking

$31,174

Tuition

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Washington State University

#23 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Pullman, WA

wsu.edu/

B+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

35,149

Students

# 120

Ranking

$24,531

Tuition

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University of Maryland-College Park

#24 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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College Park, MD

www.umd.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

44,486

Students

# 13

Ranking

$34,936

Tuition

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The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

#25 Best Colleges for Plant Sciences

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Knoxville, TN

www.utk.edu

B+

Rating

79%

Acceptance

31,477

Students

# 107

Ranking

$29,522

Tuition