Mount Vernon, NY (population: 68,747) has eighteen 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 Mount Vernon, 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 Mount Vernon 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.
Mount Vernon lies in Westchester county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary.
Of the 18 agriculture schools with a 100-mile radius of Mount Vernon, 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 Mount Vernon|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||2.7 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||8.4 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||11.1 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||12.5 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||12.5 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||12.9 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||13.0 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||13.4 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||16.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.6 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||18.3 miles|