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Agricultural and Consumer Economics

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

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What is Agricultural and Consumer Economics?

This major combines knowledge of the food, environment, and consumer areas. You will become an expert in management, accounting, marketing, policy, and finance. This major will ready you to analyze and make decisions on how to finance the world's aspirations. You’ll apply to one of the following concentrations:

  • Agri-Accounting
  • Agribusiness Markets & Management
  • Consumer Economics & Finance
  • Environmental Economics & Policy
  • Farm Management
  • Finance in Agribusiness
  • Financial Planning
  • Policy, International Trade, & Development
  • Public Policy & Law

Career Options

  • Applied accounting
  • Applied economics
  • Applied finance
  • Business
  • Consumer affairs
  • Law
  • Management
  • Policy analysis
  • Public policy

Post-Graduation Success1

92% employed or continuing education

78% employed after graduation

14% attending graduate school

$51,576 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Insufficient survey data is available for sample employer destinations.

Sample grad school destinations: Insufficient survey data is available for sample grad school destinations.

Graduation & Retention2

3.9 years to degree

95% freshman retention rate

74% four-year graduation rate

83% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,884
  • Fees: $4,008
  • Expenses3: $15,952
  • Total: $33,844

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $31,334
  • Fees: $4,008
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $51,634

International

  • Tuition: $32,224
  • Fees: $4,008
  • Expenses3: $16,292
  • Total: $52,524
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