Do agriculture college degrees pay? A new study by Georgetown University shows that the unemployment rate of recent graduates in agriculture and natural resources is lower than average. At a six-percent unemployment rate, that is BELOW the national unemployment average for recent college graduates – which is 7.9%.
The study also looked at unemployment rates for experienced ag-related graduates. Those with general agriculture and plant science/agronomy degrees had lower unemployment rates (around 2-and-a-half percent) than those with animal science and natural resources/management degrees (around 4-and-a-half percent).