K-State's College of Agriculture has been ranked the seventh-best in the United States by Niche.com.
K-State College of Ag nabs No. 7 in latest Niche.com rankings
‘Faculty are focused on helping students,’ says K-State senior
Aug. 25, 2021
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture has again been recognized as a top 10 college by Niche.com in its annual Best Colleges for Agricultural Sciences ranking.
Of the 142 agriculture colleges and programs Niche.com compared for their 2022 list, K-State ranks No. 7.
The Niche.com ranking is based on an analysis of academic, admissions, financial and student life data collected by the U.S. Department of Education, plus millions of reviews from students and alumni.
“There are many great agricultural schools doing incredible research and engagement, while also doing a great job preparing students,” said Ernie Minton, dean of the K-State College of Agriculture. “I’m proud that K-State again ranks among the top.”
“In looking at the data and survey results they’ve collected, one thing that sets us apart is the quality and commitment of our faculty. Every year, the student and alumni surveys consistently put our faculty first in areas related to teaching and helping students be successful.”
Scuyler Zenger, a K-State senior in food science and global food systems leadership, said the approachability and dedication of the faculty has had a significant impact on his time at K-State and ability to plan for his future.
"Dr. (Karen) Schmidt, my academic advisor and professor in food science, has helped me through so much during my time at Kansas State,” Zenger said. “When I thought I wanted to go pre-med, she helped me plan four years of coursework to accomplish that goal. When I changed my mind about medical school, she was supportive and insightful in determining a new route of classes to help me build a career I would be satisfied with and thrive in. The faculty are focused on helping students.”
Niche.com list of top 10 agriculture schools include:
No. 1 Cornell University
No. 2 Texas A&M University
No. 3 University of Georgia
No. 4 University of Florida
No. 5 University of California – Davis
No. 6 North Carolina State University
No. 7 Kansas State University
No. 8 Oklahoma State University
No. 9 Clemson University
No. 10 University of Wisconsin
Niche.com’s full listing of Best Colleges for Agricultural Sciences is available online.