Agricultural Economics

Purdue’s Agricultural Economics Department covers a wide array of issues from development, trade, macroeconomics policy implications, agribusiness, production and consumption all the way to environmental and resource issues. Here in Ag Econ, we pride ourselves in our top-notch research, quality teaching and committed Extension. We also house some outstanding centers: the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), the Center for Food and Agricultural Business (CAB), the Center for Commercial Agriculture (CCA) and many more.

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Agricultural Economics
agecon1@purdue.edu
403 Mitch Daniels Blvd.
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-4191

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99% placement rate

Students in Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics have a 99% placement rate after graduation.

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Globally renowned program

Purdue is home to the #4 Agricultural Economics program in the World.

Center for World University Rankings 2022
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$51,277 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

Students in Purdue's Agricultural Economics undergraduate program have an average starting salary of $51,277.

graduation cap
99% placement rate

Students in Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics have a 99% placement rate after graduation.

globe
Globally renowned program

Purdue is home to the #4 Agricultural Economics program in the World.

Center for World University Rankings 2022

money
$51,277 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

Students in Purdue's Agricultural Economics undergraduate program have an average starting salary of $51,277.

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Student Success is our goal

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