Hempstead, NY (population: 54,072) has sixteen agriculture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the highest ranked school in this group with an agriculture program, has a total student population of 37,366. It is the 55th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New Jersey. To learn more about agriculture programs in Hempstead, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of agriculture professors at Rutgers University such as Anne Bellows, Sanj Bhuyan, David Drake, Tom Gianfagna, Barbara Goff, and Ann Gould.
Agriculture students from Hempstead 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.
Hempstead lies in Nassau county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Nassau-Suffolk Metropolitan area has 1,225,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $24.13/hr average worker wage, and a $50,190 average annual salary.
Of the 16 agriculture schools with a 100-mile radius of Hempstead, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delaware Valley College comes out as the most expensive ($24,579/yr) for agriculture students, with Mercer County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,403/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Hempstead|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||2.0 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||8.7 miles|
|Far Rockaway||NY||-||2||14.0585||4||9.6 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||12.8 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||14.4 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||16.9 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||17.4 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||17.5 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||18.2 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||19.5 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||22.4 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||23.1 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||23.3 miles|