You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a Master's Degree in agricultural engineering. It is ranked #212 out of 343 major degree programs in terms of popularity. This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.
College Factual looked at 24 colleges and universities when compiling its 2024 Best Agricultural Engineering Master's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 197 master's degrees in agricultural engineering during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Choosing a Great Agricultural Engineering School for Your Master's Degree
The ae master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.
A Great Overall School
A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.
One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of master's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their master's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.
Other Factors We Consider
In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:
Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to agricultural engineering students as compared to other majors.
Major Demand - How many other agricultural engineering students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
Student Debt - How much debt agricultural engineering students go into to obtain their master's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized agricultural engineering related body.
Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for agricultural engineering students working on their master's degree.
Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Agricultural Engineering Master's Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.
Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Agricultural Engineering in the United States
Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for agricultural engineering students seeking a a master's degree.
The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.