College of Agriculture's Academic Programs Highlights - 2019

No need to bury the lead: Purdue Agriculture remains among the world's 10 best agricultural colleges.

That's not because we're good at patting ourselves on the back. (After all, we value and practice humility in Indiana.) The truth is that our students, faculty and staff earn this lofty recognition because we excel at pushing ourselves and showcasing the idealism, curiosity, innovation, pride and community you'll only find among Boilermakers.

Purdue Agriculture is a supportive, collaborative atmosphere for intellectual growth, professional strength and lifelong friendships. Success is something we all share. Our globally renowned, award-winning faculty work alongside our students. We offer more than 30 majors — the most of any top agricultural college in the nation — to help students find their perfect fit. Guided by talented faculty and dedicated staff, they graduate ready to change the future.

For more than a century, students and their families have known our reputation for a great education of tremendous value to our state, nation and world. More than 75% of our students hail from Indiana. Underrepresented minority enrollment is up 32% since 2012. Nearly 60% of our undergraduates are women. We've widened pathways for transfer students to build on their experiences. University-wide, our culture grows even more vibrant with students from across the country and nearly 200 nations.

Purdue Agriculture is welcoming more undergraduates than it has in nearly 40 years, and their representation of agriculture's future is more diverse than ever.

When they graduate, Purdue Agriculture students are prepared to take on the world.

​We're also graduating more students in four years, with less debt and outstanding job prospects. Within a year, 97% of 2018 graduates had started their career or continued their education. Employers recognize the power of a Purdue Agriculture degree. More than 150 of them attend our annual Fall Career Fair — touted as the nation's second-largest — to meet our students and witness firsthand their skills, confidence and accomplishments.

 

For all of Purdue Agriculture's many achievements, the greatest is our daily opportunity for students, faculty and staff to make the world better for all of us. Take a look for yourself and see why, as I love to say, now is a great time to be part of Purdue Agriculture!

Marcos Fernandez
Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs

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