Agricultural Economics

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

Finding Your Degree Program

Finding Your Fit

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Jackson says Ag Econ major offers many options to non-Ag background students
"Not boxed-in" Molly appreciates the versatility of Ag Econ's degree programs

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Life in Purdue Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Economics offers the feel of a small college. Our advisors take a student-oriented approach to insure each student receives a personalized experience. Although our department of 550 students seems small, the opportunities are endless on a campus with over a thousand clubs and organizations, Big Ten athletics, and 39,000 possible friends! 

Take that first small step, and let it lead to your next giant leap at Purdue by Applying today! We know that you’ll find your fit in Purdue’s Ag Econ Department. Boiler Up!


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 $48,938.

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