Fairfax, VA has sixteen agriculture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with an agriculture program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
Agriculture students from Fairfax 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.
Fairfax lies in Fairfax county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary.
Of the 16 agriculture schools with a 100-mile radius of Fairfax, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, George Washington University comes out as the most expensive ($27,966/yr) for agriculture students, with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $5,035/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fairfax|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||7.7 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||16.7 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||18.5 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||20.8 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||21.2 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||23.9 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||38.9 miles|