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Most Popular Schools for Horticultural Science Major & Degree Program

A program that focuses on the scientific principles related to the cultivation of garden and ornamental plants, including fruits, vegetables, flowers, and landscape and nursery crops. Includes instruction in specific types of plants, such as citrus; breeding horticultural varieties; physiology of horticultural species; and the scientific management of horticultural plant development and production through the life cycle.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 Auburn University 56 1% $25,282
2 Rio Salado College 49 1% $3,238
3 Iowa State University 41 1% $18,920
4 Kansas State University 41 1% $21,331
5 North Carolina State University at Raleigh 41 1% $22,184
6 Colorado State University-Fort Collins 34 1% $23,203
7 Oregon State University 33 1% $23,559
8 Purdue University-Main Campus 31 0% $23,242
9 University of Florida 30 0% $19,103
10 Michigan State University 30 0% $24,648
11 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 28 0% $25,281
12 Naugatuck Valley Community College 26 2% $5,406
13 University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 23 1% $3,844
14 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 22 0% $26,165
15 University of Wisconsin-River Falls 21 1% $17,678
16 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 19 0% $33,592
17 Temple University 19 0% $29,632
18 University of Connecticut 17 0% $27,244
19 Clemson University 17 0% $28,502
20 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 16 0% $22,246
21 Utah State University 16 0% $17,720
22 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 13 0% $27,434
23 Washington State University 13 0% $27,697
24 University of Wisconsin-Madison 12 0% $23,931
25 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 12 0% $21,842
26 California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 12 0% $24,285
27 Ohio State University-Main Campus 12 0% $25,479
28 Delaware Valley College 12 3% $47,467
29 New Mexico State University-Main Campus 11 0% $18,255
30 Stephen F Austin State University 11 0% $22,948
31 Fort Valley State University 11 2% $20,725
32 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 10 0% $29,086
33 Sam Houston State University 9 0% $20,024
34 Missouri State University-Springfield 9 0% $19,251
35 University of Vermont 7 0% $28,886
36 North Dakota State University-Main Campus 7 0% $19,460
37 Southeast Missouri State University 7 0% $19,211
38 Northwest Missouri State University 6 0% $17,376
39 Mississippi State University 5 0% $21,670
40 University of Idaho 5 0% $19,598
41 University of Wisconsin-Platteville 5 0% $17,684
42 Morrisville State College 4 1% $23,352
43 Shepherds College 3 27% N/A
44 University of Arkansas 3 0% $22,212
45 Ferrum College 3 1% $40,627
46 Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute 3 2% $22,000
47 Sheridan College 3 0% $12,892
48 University of New Hampshire-Main Campus 2 0% $30,300
49 College of the Ozarks 2 1% $27,276
50 Century College 2 0% $6,504
51 Andrews University 2 0% $35,538
52 Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus 2 0% $14,300
53 University of Massachusetts-Amherst 1 0% $26,282
54 Cornell University 1 0% $61,618
55 Southeastern Louisiana University 1 0% $17,149

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Horticultural Science program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.