Rolla, MO has twelve agriculture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Stephens College, the highest ranked school in this group with an agriculture program, has a total student population of 1,231. It is the 452nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Agriculture students from Rolla 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.
Rolla lies in Phelps county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area has 175,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.12/hr average worker wage, and a $31,450 average annual salary.
Of the 12 agriculture schools with a 100-mile radius of Rolla, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stephens College comes out as the most expensive ($21,131/yr) for agriculture students, with Lake Career and Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $1,244/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rolla|
|Jefferson City||MO||41,319||4||29.412||201||48.5 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||85.2 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||89.3 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||89.9 miles|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||95.8 miles|