Ag college grads unemployment below average

Published online: Jun 10, 2013
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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 6 percent unemployment rate, that is below the 7.9 percent national unemployment average for recent college graduates.

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 2.5 percent) than those with animal science and natural resources/management degrees (around 4.5 percent).