Clemson agriculture program cited as one of the best values in the U.S.


College Values Online recently ranked Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina number 12 on its list of the top 30 best value agriculture colleges.

Schools were ranked based on their 29-year net return on investment with regard to tuition, how many students receive finacial aid and the number of agricultural programs offered.

“It is no secret that a Clemson University education is an amazing value,” Clemson President James P. Clements  said. “Quality, value, efficiency and return on investment — that is a very powerful combination. It is an honor to be recognized as one of the best value agriculture schools in the country, a nod to Clemson’s heritage.”

Clemson boasts a College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, which houses the departments of agricultural and environmental sciences, forestry and environmental conservation, animal and veterinary sciences, biological sciences, and genetics and biochemistry.

“Our educational programs in agriculture provide students with a solid foundation based on classroom learning and hands-on experience giving them the knowledge and flexibility needed to succeed,” Pat Zungoli, chair of the department of agricultural and environmental sciences, said. “They are highly competitive for employment or graduate school opportunities after graduation."

Agriculture courses offered at Clemson include agribusiness, agricultural education, agricultural mechanization, agronomy, entomology, environmental sciences, horticulture, turfgrass, plant pathology, forestry, wildlife conservation, ecology, soil and water sciences, pre-veterinary science, equine business and animal agribusiness.

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