Educated for Success
Purdue College of Agriculture graduates are very well educated to serve and to succeed.
For the past 35 years, more than 90 percent of the college’s bachelor’s degree recipients have been employed or continued their education within six months of graduation.
Graduates are employed in a wide range of occupations. Some examples reported by this year’s graduates are agricultural sales specialists, agricultural science and business teachers, farmers, food scientists, crop consultants, design engineers, forest technicians, operations managers, herd managers, landscape designers, veterinary assistants, credit analysts, assistant golf course superintendents, and environmental technicians.
In fact, for the past 136 years Purdue Agriculture graduates have had a history of success.
In 1940, a follow up study of all graduates’ careers from 1882–1940 showed the following:
- Farming – 20%
- Education – 36% Employed as teachers, graduate assistants, county agents, USDA specialists and agricultural journalists.
- Related to Agriculture – 20% Employed in marketing, transporting, storing and processing agricultural products. Selling industrial products to farm people.
- Unrelated to Agriculture – 13% Employed in occupations not directly related to agriculture.
- Graduates, No Information or Deceased. – 11%
Purdue Agriculture graduates — educated for success — have a legacy of excellent service and leadership in the world’s food, agricultural and natural resources systems.