Portage, MI (population: 46,404) has eight agriculture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Michigan State University, the highest ranked school in this group with an agriculture program, has a total student population of 47,071. It is the 45th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about agriculture programs in Portage, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of agriculture professors at Michigan State University such as Johnathan Althouse, Joe Domecq, Gretchen Hill, Paula Hitzler, Peter Kakela, and Dennis Propst.
Agriculture students from Portage schools who go on to become agriculturalists, farmers, agricultural engineers, agricultural scientists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Farmers and ranchers make on average $42,710 per year and there are about 520 of them employed in the US today.
Portage lies in Kalamazoo county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Kalamazoo-Portage area has 134,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $18.50/hr average worker wage, and a $38,480 average annual salary.
Of the 8 agriculture schools with a 100-mile radius of Portage, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Trine University comes out as the most expensive ($21,209/yr) for agriculture students, with Michigan Career and Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $3,012/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portage|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||19.7 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||47.9 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||50.2 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||52.7 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||53.2 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||67.8 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||75.3 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||81.6 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||83.5 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||95.4 miles|