Agricultural Economics

Whatever your passion, a degree in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University prepares you for the future food and agricultural industries.

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Life in Purdue Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Economics offers the “feel” of a small college. With 550 students and 15 advisors, we maintain a personalized and student-oriented environment. Although our department is small, the opportunities are endless on a campus with over a thousand clubs and organizations, Big Ten athletics and 39,000 possible friends!


The cost varies depending on factors such as where a student chooses to live, travel expenses, food costs, enrollment in a specific program, etc.

Job Placement

The impact of Purdue Agriculture reaches all over the globe. Our graduates are being placed in Indiana, nationally and internationally.


Check out the scholarships available through the university. There are also lots of opportunities to work, which can help cover the cost of your degree.


Students graduating with a degree in the department enjoy a 99% placement rate at graduation and an average starting salary of $47,400.

Student Experiences

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Jacquelyn Brown Sales and Marketing

Jacquelyn Brown left Eagle Pointe, Oregon, to attend Purdue University, more than 2,200 miles from her small hometown on the West Coast. Purdue’s College of Agriculture turned out to be her gateway to the world. She’s logged thousands of miles—both across the pond and down under.

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Joe Rust Agribusiness

Joe Rust learned a lot about leadership in high school as senior class president and as an FFA state officer. These experiences served him well when he was elected president of Purdue’s student body—a group approximately 100 times larger than the senior class he represented at Seymour High School.

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Michael Baird Agronomy

Michael Baird was raised on a family farm, where he and his brother ran their own produce business and helped their parents with the farm’s agritourism activities. In an enterprise like this one, a close-knit family and community ties are part of the package. Michael found the same environment of family and community in the College of Agriculture.

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